Award Descriptions

The College of Engineering recognizes student recipients of the awards and prizes at the annual Student Leaders and Honors Brunch. Award descriptions are included here for your review prior to application. Students may be nominated for multiple awards each year.

Individual Awards and Prizes

A.D. Moore Award
$2,500 stipend
Presented to an outstanding sophomore or junior (based on year class level, not credit hours completed) who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership qualities and outstanding contributions to co-curricular activities. 

Arlen R. Hellwarth Award
$500 stipend
Presented to two undergraduate student leaders who have made valuable contributions to the College, University and/or community. 

Arthur B. Singleton Prize 
$3,500 stipend
Presented to an outstanding first year student who has demonstrated academic excellence. This award does not allow self-nominations.

Charles Barth Jr. Prize
$7,500 stipend
Presented to an outstanding sophomore who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership qualities and outstanding contributions to the University and/or community. 

Harry B. Benford Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership
$5,000 stipend
Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who has exhibited entrepreneurial flair and leadership ability, and who has capitalized effectively on the technological and engineering resources available in the College of Engineering. Nominees may be budding inventors or small business owners, leaders of team projects, community volunteers, or student organization leaders. 

Henry Ford II Prize
$10,000 stipend
Presented to an outstanding junior who has demonstrated academic excellence. 

Hugh G. Rumler Prize
$10,000 stipend
Presented to an outstanding senior on the basis of sincerity, integrity and goodwill; scholarship is desirable but of secondary consideration. 

Marian Sarah Parker Prize- Undergraduate
$1,000 stipend
Presented to an outstanding woman undergraduate who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership qualities and outstanding contributions to the University and/or community.

Marian Sarah Parker Prize- Graduate
$1,000 stipend
Presented to an outstanding woman graduate student who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership qualities and outstanding contributions to the University and/or community.

Mildred and Steele Bailey Prize
$1,000 stipend
Presented to an outstanding senior who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership qualities and outstanding contributions to the University and/or community. 

Distinguished Achievement Undergraduate Award
$500 stipend
Presented to the outstanding undergraduate in each degree program. Criteria considered by the department awards committee include academic achievement, exemplary character, leadership in class and activities, and potential for success in future endeavors. 

Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement
$1,000 stipend
Presented to the outstanding graduate student (Master’s or Ph.D. students) in each degree program. Criteria considered by the department awards committee include student’s active participation in research, leadership and academic performance (GPA). 

Epeians Emerging Leader Award
Presented to a second year undergraduate student who has made valuable contributions to the College of Engineering community. The recipient will demonstrate initiative by taking leadership roles within at least one student organization; seek opportunities and actively attempts to improve the College by creating positive change; and shows promise as a future leader in the College of Engineering.

 

Distinguished Leadership Award

Distinguished Leadership Awards
Will be conferred upon undergraduate and graduate students of the College of Engineering who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the College, University, and community.  All submissions are considered.

 

Student Organization Awards

Elaine Harden Award
Presented to the Engineering student organization that best exemplifies dedicated leadership and service to the community.

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award
Presented to recognize the efforts of student organization advisors. This award is presented annually to honor the leadership, guidance, and support advisors provide to student groups on campus.