Students
 

Student Honors

Department

Awards

The Undergraduate Paper Competition includes two awards for best medieval or early modern paper, one for "under 10 pages" and one for "10 pages and beyond".

The Creative Project contest is sponsored by the program, and may be long form or short form.

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Deadline is listed in the event calendar annually in the spring semester. For 2022, the deadline is April 11. Prizes are typically gift cards to the university bookstore or cash awards.

Undergraduate papers
Please submit a blind copy (no names on pages) with an attached cover sheet that includes the following:

  1. The student’s name and email 
  2. The class [e.g. ENGL 230A: Shakespeare] 
  3. The professor [e.g. Dr. Stephen Buhler]  
  4. Semester [e.g. Fall 2020 or Spring 2021] in which the paper was submitted 
  5. A 50-100 word summary of the paper, to be used in the end of year program if chosen for a prize

Creative projects
For handmade objects/games, creative literature, videos, plays, clothing, etc.—please submit a cover sheet with:

  1. All student names and email addresses
  2. The class [e.g. MRST 398: Special Topics “The Renaissance Stage 1500-1700: Lechery, Swordplay, and Dangerous Women”]
  3. The professor [e.g. Dr. Ian Borden]
  4. Semester [e.g. Fall 2020 or Spring 2021] for which the project was made
  5. A 50-100 word summary of the project, to be used in the end of year program if chosen for a prize

*If you have a creative project that cannot be dropped off in a mailbox due to size, shape, format, etc., please contact the program director well before the deadline to make another arrangement.

Other undergraduate awards:

Graduate Awards

The annual Robert Knoll Award for the best graduate student essay was created through the generosity of Virginia Knoll, wife of Robert Knoll, fromer UNL Professor of English and Renaissance scholar. The program has continued the award in Robert Knoll's honor.

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Please email graduate papers to the program director by midnight on the date listed in the event calendar annually in the spring semester. The deadline is April 11 for 2022.

Submit a blind copy (no names on the paper) with an attached cover sheet that includes:

  1. The student’s name and email
  2. Why the paper was created (seminar research paper, dissertation chapter, conference paper)
  3. A 50-100 word summary of the paper, to be used in the end of year program if chosen for a prize.

For a graduate course, include:

  1. The name of the class [e.g. AHIS 821: The Italian Renaissance City]
  2. The professor [e.g. Dr. Andrea Bolland]
  3. Semester [e.g. Fall 2020 or Spring 2020] in which the paper was made.

College

Dean's List

Each semester, students' academic achievement is recognized with placement on the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's List.

Graduation with Distinction

In recognition of outstanding academic excellence, the College of Arts and Sciences recommends bachelor's degrees with three levels of distinction: Distinction, High Distinction, and Highest Distinction—the latter requiring a thesis.

University

University Honors Program

The University Honors Program gives undergraduate students in any major to make the most of their time at Nebraska by choosing experiences, classes, and work opportunities that allow them to live their passions.

  • includes small, interactive, and interdisciplinary seminars and a continuum of hands-on experiences
  • high school seniors and current students can apply
Optionally, any course can be contracted for Honors credit with the Honors program.

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Members of the Alpha of Nebraska Chapter of the oldest and most respected honorary society in the United States are elected from candidates for degrees in the liberal arts and sciences who are in the top 5 to 10 percent of the graduating class.

National / International

Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships and scholarships from organizations outside of the university.