International Student Achievement Awards

International Student Achievement Awards

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 is a recognition of the outstanding contributions of international students to the college, university, and community.

See the recipients for 2021

This year, the ceremony will be held virtually on:

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Nominees should be students who have distinguished themselves in various ways, including:

  • academic excellence
  • outstanding teaching and mentorship
  • community service and civic involvement
  • leadership and innovation
  • developing creative solutions to global problems
  • contributions to global research projects

Nominated students will be considered for one of three awards, based on their degree level. Three recipients will be chosen to receive each award at the university level. Students may apply for the Certificates of Outstanding Achievement and/or the other awards corresponding to their level of study. 

Award   Eligibility Criteria How to Apply

Certificates of Outstanding Achievement

HWCOE will select 20 students who will receive a certificate of recognition from UF International Center

  • Undergraduate or graduate international student in Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
  • Demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, strong leadership skills, and community engagement
  • Not received the award before
  • A non-immigrant F-1/J-1 student visa holder

Online Application

Submission Deadline:
5pm EST on September 17, 2021

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

Alec Courtelis Award

Two nominees will be selected by HWCOE.

3 recipients will be selected university-wide and will receive $2,000 and a plaque. 

 

 

  •  Currently enrolled in a Ph.D. Program in Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
  • Demonstrates highest level of research and academic excellence in addition to a strong connection to UF and the Gainesville community.
  • A non-immigrant F-1/J-1 student visa holder

Online Application

Students may self-nominate. Nominations should include the following documents, combined into one PDF:

1) A letter of nomination from the student’s Ph.D. advisor or other mentor
2) One additional letter of support, either from a faculty mentor or community leader
3) An essay or statement by the student addressing how they are contributing to the global dimensions of UF’s missions of teaching, research, and/or service (600-word limit)
4) A current C.V.

Submission Deadline:
5pm EST on September 17, 2021

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

Outstanding Post-Graduate International Student Award

Two nominees will be selected by HWCOE.

3 recipients will be selected university-wide and will receive $1,500 and a plaque. 

  • Currently enrolled in a M.S. program in Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
  • Demonstrates highest level of academic and professional excellence in addition to an impact in the broader campus or local community.
  • A non-immigrant F-1/J-1 student visa holder

Online Application

Students may self-nominate. Nominations should include the following documents, combined into one PDF:

1) A letter of nomination from a faculty, advisor or other mentor who is familiar with the student’s accomplishments
2) One additional letter of support, either from a faculty mentor or community leader
3) An essay or statement by the student addressing how they are contributing to the global dimensions of UF’s missions of teaching, research, and/or service (600-word limit)
4) A current C.V.

Submission Deadline:
5pm EST on September 17, 2021

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

Outstanding Undergraduate International Student Award

Two nominees will be selected by HWCOE.

3 recipients will be selected university-wide and will receive $1,000 and a plaque. 

  • Currently enrolled in a B.S. Program in Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
  • Demonstrates highest level of academic excellence in addition to leadership and involvement with the broader campus or local community.
  • A non-immigrant F-1/J-1 student visa holder

Online Application

Students may self-nominate. Nominations should include the following documents, combined into one PDF:

1) A letter of nomination from a faculty, advisor or other mentor who is familiar with the student’s accomplishments
2) One additional letter of support, either from a faculty mentor or community leader
3) An essay or statement by the student addressing how they are contributing to the global dimensions of UF’s missions of teaching, research, and/or service (600-word limit)
4) A current C.V.

Submission Deadline:
5pm EST on September 17, 2021

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