International Student Academic Award Ceremony
The International Student Awards Ceremony was initiated to highlight the accomplishments of international students at the University of Florida. The awards are designed to recognize students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also a wide range of accomplishments and contributions.
One of the highest priority goals for UF is to expand its international outlook and impact in education, research and service. UF’s leadership has placed a special emphasis on internationalization because it is a direct outgrowth of UF’s mission and reflects the importance of globalization in the world today. Our international students are a key element as we pursue these goals. While international students adjust to a different language, educational system and cultural environment, they also share with the UF community their language, educational system and culture.
As our international community at the University of Florida continues to grow, it is more important than ever to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of our international students and bring positive reinforcement to UF’s internationalization efforts. The awards presentation recognizes outstanding contributions of international students in an effort to promote and foster continued involvement and outstanding achievement and service.
The Annual International Student Awards Ceremony is sponsored by the University of Florida International Center and this year’s event will be held in celebration of International Education Week on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The location will be announced closer to the event.
During the Annual International Student Awards Ceremony, Outstanding International Student Certificates are presented to students selected by each college and the following monetary awards are also presented:
- Alec Courtelis Award (nominees are selected by the college)
- Diane Fisher Award
- Scarborough - Maud Fraser Award
- Award Certificate Procedure
- Courtelis Award Scholarship Criteria – Each college is free to develop its own review process, but the nominations from each college should be endorsed by the dean.
- Award Ceremony Procedure
Please help us promote the following awards among international students in your college. Any person can nominate a student or a student may nominate him/herself:
For pictures from previous International Student Award Ceremonies, please visit our Gallery.