Outstanding Student Award

The Honors Program Outstanding Student Award is given every year to celebrate one graduating student who best exemplifies the spirit of the Honors Program (HP) during their time at Georgia Tech.

The Georgia Tech Honors Program fosters curiosity, creativity, and connection amongst a select group of highly motivated students.  The Honors Program Outstanding Student Award is given to one graduating senior who best exemplifies excellence in academic achievement, leadership, creative endeavors (of any kind), and personal integrity. 

The award will be presented at the annual Georgia Tech Student Honors Ceremony and includes a cash prize of $1,000.

Eligibility: Any HP student who has achieved either the distinction of “Participation in the Honors Program” (9 – 14 HP credit hours) or “Completion of the Honors Program” (15+ credit hours) is eligible to apply.  Students must have graduated in the current academic year (e.g., students who graduate in summer 2023, fall 2023, or spring 2024) to be eligible for the award given in spring 2024). 

Nominations: Self nominations are accepted via an online application.  Applicants must:

  • respond to essay prompts,
  • include a copy of their resume, and
  • verify their GT ID so that a transcript can be checked. 

Applications for the 2023 award closed on March 1st.  The application cycle for the 2024 award will open in January 2024.