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  • The International Student Achievement Awards Ceremony is celebrated each year in tandem with UF’s International Education Week and is sponsored by the University of Florida International Center.

    The International Student Achievement Awards was created to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of our international students. The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is the biggest home to UF’s international community and we want to acknowledge and thank each and everyone of you for bringing a positive effect to UF and HWCOE’s internationalization efforts.

    The awards recognizes outstanding contributions of international students to promote and foster continued involvement and outstanding achievement in the college, university, and community.

    This year, the ceremony will be held on:

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
    5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Location: TBD
    Light refreshments to follow 

    Congratulations to our awardees for the UFIC International Achievement Awards for 2018 

    The category of awards and the application procedure is summarized below. Students can apply for more than one award as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. 

    Award   Eligibility Criteria How to Apply

    Certificate of Excellence

    HWCOE will select 15 students who will receive a certificate of recognition

    • Undergraduate or graduate international student
    • Demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, strong leadership skills, and community engagement
    • Not received the award before

    Online Submission

    Submit online by 5pm on September 9, 2019

    Contact person:
    Ping Neo pneo@eng.ufl.edu

    Alec Courtelis Award

    3 Winners will receive a plaque with their name and a scholarship; (1) $3,000 award and (2) $1,500 awards

    Upon application, the college review committee will nominate two students for this award among all the students application. Final award recipients will be selected by a committee of 3 representatives at the university level.

    •  Currently enrolled in a Master or Ph.D. Program
    • Demonstrates outstanding academic achievement
    • Contributions to the department and college exceed expectations
    • Contributions and service to campus life at UF exceed expectations
    • A non-immigrant F-1/J-1 student visa holder
    • Involvement in the Gainesville community

    Online Submission

    • Online Application
      • Cover Letter
      • Resume/CV
      • 3 letters of recommendation from faculty advisors, community leaders, and/or university representatives

    Submit online by 5pm on September 9, 2019

    Contact person:
    Ping Neo pneo@eng.ufl.edu

    Diane Fisher Award

    2 Winners will receive a plaque with their name and a scholarship of $500 each

     

    • Currently enrolled full-time in a Bachelors program
    • Holds at least a 3.0 G.P.A.
    • Exhibits outstanding service/contributions to their department/UF or broader community
    • A non-immigrant F-1/J-1 student visa holder in good standing

    Email submissions directly to UFIC.

    Winners will be selected by a committee of 3 representatives

    Application Process: Here

    Submit by 5pm on September 20, 2019

    Contact person:
    Amanda Apatow aapatow@ufic.ufl.edu 

    Scarborough-Maud Frazer Award

    1 Winner will receive a plaque with their name and a scholarship of $1,000

     

    • Currently enrolled full-time in a Masters or Ph.D. program
    • Holds at least a 3.0 G.P.A.
    • Exhibits outstanding service/contributions to their department/UF or broader community
    • A non-immigrant F-1/J-1 student visa holder in good standing

    Email submissions directly to UFIC.

    Winners will be selected by a committee of 3 representatives

    Application Process: Here

    Submit by 5pm on September 20, 2019

    Contact person:
    Amanda Apatow aapatow@ufic.ufl.edu