Previous Recipients

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. Below is a listing of past winners of the UNH Student Awards.

Award Recipients Selected by the Student Awards Committee

Class of 1899 Prize (Scholarship)

"To that senior who has developed the highest ideals of good citizenship during his or her course of study."

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 (Scholarship)

"To that senior who is distinguished for most consistent progress and achievement."

Frederick Smyth Award (Scholarship)

"To the most meritorious student(s) for the purchase of books."

Governor Wesley Powell Scholarship (Scholarship)

"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.)

Helen Duncan Jones Award (Scholarship)

"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."

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."

UNH 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.

Awards Recipients Selected by Other UNH Committees

Parents Association Award (Scholarship)

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. Students show desire to contribute financially to their education through part-time or summer employment)

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