Each year, UNH faculty and staff at both campuses are given the opportunity to recognize outstanding full-time students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program. This is your opportunity to nominate students who have achieved success in their academic studies, citizenship, and service to UNH and the larger community.

Congratulations to all our UNH 2015 Student Awards nominees and winners.
Nominations for 2016 are now open and will be accepted here through March 1, 2016.

The Student Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

Student Awards Recipients List, 2000-2015

Awards Selected by the Student Awards Committee

  • Class of 1899 Prize
    "To that senior who has developed the highest ideals of good citizenship during his or her course of study." (Student must have a FAFSA on file and demonstrated financial need for current year)
  • Dean Williamson Award
    "To that senior* who has been outstanding and well-rounded in extracurricular activities, scholarship, athletics, and loyalty to the University." (Requires a minimum 3.2 G.P.A.)
  • Erskine Mason Award
    "To that senior* who is distinguished for most consistent progress and achievement."
  • Frederick Smyth Book Award
    "To the most meritorious student(s) for the purchase of books."
  • Governor Wesley Powell Award
    "To that undergraduate student who has an expressed interest in public service as demonstrated through his/her course of study and extra-curricular activities, both on and off campus." (Student must have a FAFSA on file and demonstrated financial need for current year, and must not be a graduating senior)
  • Helen Duncan Jones Award
    "To the sophomore* woman showing the greatest promise of outstanding achievement in American citizenship, leadership, and scholarship." (Student should be earning all or part of her way through school.)
  • Jere A. Chase Service Award
    "To honor the graduating senior* who has displayed outstanding student service to the university."
  • University Award of Excellence "To recognize excellence in leadership, scholarship, and citizenship." This award does not accept nominations; it is awarded at the discretion of the Student Awards Committee.
  • Hood Achievement Prize
    "To that senior* man who shows the greatest promise through character, scholarship, leadership, and usefulness to humanity."
  • University Women's Award
    "To that senior* woman who shows the greatest promise through character, scholarship, leadership and usefulness to humanity."

*Class Standing for all awards is defined by the UNH Registrar's Office report of credits earned, as posted in Banner System.  Nominators wishing to challenge the class standing of a student will be considered by the awarding committee on a case by case basis.

Previous Recipients

Awards Determined by Other UNH Committees
Still Included in Student Awards Ceremony
[Nomination(s) will be forwarded to the appropriate group]

  • Parents Association Award
    To recognize sophomore* and/or junior* level students "who have shown an understanding and appreciation of the value of a university education, and who have accepted the responsibility to share their education to better the community in which they live." (requires a minimum 2.8 G.P.A. and should demonstrate nominees desire to contribute financially to their education through part-time or summer employment)

Previous Recipients



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