Each semester, a Dean’s List is prepared to honor undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences students who have earned a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.65 or higher while taking 12 or more credits of work on a numerically graded basis.
Graduation with Honors
Undergraduate students whose cumulative academic record demonstrates overall academic excellence may be eligible to complete a departmental honors project. Students whose projects are accepted by the designated departmental honors committee will be awarded honors at graduation.
There are four levels of honors awarded at graduation:
Departmental or Programmatic Honors
A student who satisfactorily completes an honors project or a capstone experience in accordance with established department or program standards and, as judged by an honors committee, will be awarded honors upon graduation (cumulative GPA is lower than 3.45).
A student whose cumulative GPA is 3.45–3.64 and who completes an honors project in accordance with established department or program standards, as judged by an honors committee, will be awarded cum laude upon graduation. The honors project may serve as a capstone experience with the department’s approval.
Magna cum laude
A student whose cumulative GPA is 3.65–3.84 and who completes an honors project in accordance with established department or program standards, as judged by an honors committee, will be awarded magna cum laude upon graduation. The honors project may serve as a capstone experience with the department’s approval.
Summa cum laude
A student whose cumulative GPA is 3.85–4.00 and who completes an honors project in accordance with established department or program standards, as judged by an honors committee, will be awarded summa cum laude upon graduation. The honors project may serve as a capstone experience with the department’s approval.
College of Arts and Sciences students who are accepted into the Proudian Interdisciplinary Studies Program may choose to work toward honors. They should consult with the program director for requirements. Proudian scholars who successfully complete a departmental honors project will be awarded one of the Programmatic Honors.
Phi Beta Kappa
Outstanding College of Arts and Sciences students who have achieved at least a 3.55 cumulative GPA and who have completed a wide distribution of courses of an appropriate level throughout the liberal arts curriculum are considered for election to Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.
Albert Crum Essay Award
Presented by the University’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in honor of the donor, Dr. Albert Crum, Class of 1953, the award recognizes the best essays submitted for the contest each year.
Armacost Library Undergraduate Research Award
This award honors undergraduate students whose research demonstrates evidence of an exceptional ability to locate, select, evaluate, and synthesize information resources, and of the development of their research.
Barbara Jean Duncan Hardy Award
Since 1944, the women of Alpha Theta Phi have presented this award to a senior woman who has made outstanding contributions to the University and the community. Selection is based on scholarship, leadership, willingness to serve, personality, and respect for all.
Marcus Forcinelli Award
Given to the student who, through ASUR, has given unselfishly of his or her time and talent.
Sadath Garcia Impact Award
This award honors a student who, in the pursuit of ideals important to him or her, looks beyond the scope of traditional campus life and addresses issues of global concern.
Velma Hooper McCall Award
Presented in memory of Velma Hooper, Class of 1930, to a female in the junior class who demonstrates exemplary academic achievement, is an active and involved member of the campus community, and is held in high regard by her peers and faculty members.
Outstanding Senior Award
An annual award honoring the senior who has made extraordinary contributions to his or her class and the life of the University. Nominations are solicited University-wide for this award.
Raymond H. Whitmus Memorial Award
This award is given to a Yeoman who, throughout the past year, has exemplified the qualities for which Ray Whitmus, Vice President for Student Affairs and Yeoman Advisor from 1973–76, was known. These qualities include leadership, initiative, and strength of character.
Ray Wilson Award
This memorial award is given by the men of Pi Chi to the senior who has best exemplified the spirit of sportsmanship during his or her athletic career at the University of Redlands. The recipient possesses the qualities of honor, loyalty, and sacrifice.
Stipends are given to the most outstanding graduating seniors in studio art.
Business Administration and Managment and Accounting Awards
Senior Scholar in Accounting
Eadie and Payne CPA’s prize awarded to a senior Accounting major to recognize outstanding academic achievement.
Senior Scholar in Business Administration
Presented to recognize high academic achievement to a senior Business Administration major.
Outstanding Senior in Business Administration
Presented to an outstanding senior for both outstanding academics and contribution to the community through sports and service.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Awarded to a second-year graduating clinician, chosen by peers (NSSLHA Members), for outstanding clinical performance during master’s degree preparation. The recipient is elected by members of the National Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA). Recipient’s name will be inscribed on a plaque permanently housed in the Truesdail Speech Center as well as a monetary award from the Crawford Award Fund.
This award is given in memory of William R. Parker, a significant figure in the history and development of the clinical training program in Communicative Disorders. This award is given to a second-year graduate student who has shown significant clinical and academic growth over the term of their two-year graduate program.
This award is given to a senior who has demonstrated overall excellence as an undergraduate and has the potential for making a significant contribution to the profession.
Outstanding Graduate Student
This award is given to a second-year graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding clinical and academic achievement. The student has also demonstrated outstanding dedication to their graduate program.
The Creative Writing Awards
The Academy of American Poets Jean Burden Prize and prizes in fiction and nonfiction are given annually.
Alpha Delta Kappa, Outstanding Student Teaching Award
Presented annually to an undergraduate and/or post-baccalaureate student pursuing a teacher credential who demonstrates a strong commitment to education and potential to become an outstanding educator. Alpha Delta Kappa is an honorary educational organization that promotes educational and charitable projects, sponsors scholarships, and works toward promoting excellence in the teaching profession.
Iola Threatt Elementary Teaching Award
Presented annually to an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate candidate in a multiple-subject teacher credential program who possesses the qualities of creativity, conscientiousness, insight, perception, and commitment to teaching.
Stanley Combs Secondary Teaching Award
Presented annually to an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate candidate in a single subject teacher credential program who best exemplifies the moral and spiritual qualities, poise, humility, and professional attitude characteristic of a good teacher.
Eugene Kanjo Prize for Excellence in Literary Studies
The Kanjo Prize honors the memory of former professor, Sigma Tau Delta advisor, and department chair Gene Kanjo, who taught at the University from 1963 to 1991. This prize is awarded annually to a graduating senior for outstanding work in literary criticism.
Two-Year Merit Fellowship
Awarded to a French major at the level of junior or senior for study and research abroad in France or a Francophone country, and for preparation and successful defense of an honors thesis.
Hunsaker Scholar Award
Given to outstanding Global Business seniors who complete departmental honors with the Hunsaker Professor of Management.
Senior Scholar in Global Business
Presented to recognize high academic achievement to a senior Global Business major.
Outstanding Senior in Global Business
Presented to an outstanding senior for both outstanding academics and contributions to the community through sports and/or service.
Schroeder Summer Language Scholarships for Global Business Majors
Awarded by the department to promote academic excellence and the study abroad of foreign languages, during the summer.
Finance Acumen Scholarships for Global Business Majors
Awarded by the department for overseas summer studies in Finance.
Harris Summer Scholarships for Global Business Majors
Awarded by the department for marketing or fashion internships or academic study abroad during the summer.
An endowment established by J. M. Colwell for a prize to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence in the area of American politics.
Frederick John Wiley Memorial Award
An award given annually to the student who has demonstrated academic excellence in the area of International Relations.
Robert L. Morlan Awards
Travel and research scholarships are available each year from an endowment that honors the late Professor Robert L. Morlan.
Henry G. Dittmar Award
Presented to an outstanding senior history major.
History Educations Award
Presented to an outstanding senior who will pursue a career in teaching.
Phi Alpha Theta Award
Presented to an outstanding senior who excels academically and has provided exceptional service to the study of history at the University.
Craig Lockard Award
Presented to an outstanding senior pursuing graduate studies.
Frank Serrao Male and Female Senior Student-Athlete of the Year Awards
Presented to the outstanding male and female senior student-athletes in recognition of excellence in athletics as well as academic endeavors. The awards are sponsored by the Bulldog Bench.
Thelma Beardsley Memorial Award
Awarded annually to a senior music education major who has demonstrated the greatest potential for success in this field.
Graduate Student Service Award
Given to the student who has contributed the most to the music program during his/her two-year residence.
Helen Johnston Memorial Performance Award
Presented to an outstanding junior or sophomore performer in the Sigma Eta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, as selected by the music faculty.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Award
Given to a music major for musical ability, leadership, and service to the School of Music.
Pi Kappa Lambda
Graduate and undergraduate music majors of exceptional accomplishment in both scholarship and performance are eligible for election to membership in Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honorary society.
Presser Foundation Scholar
The music faculty selects an outstanding junior music major, based on musical promise and academic achievement, to receive a certificate and stipend.
School of Music Performance Award
Awarded to the most outstanding graduating senior and graduate student performers in the School of Music.
School of Music Service Award
Awarded by the music faculty to a senior music major for notable service to the school.
Sigma Alpha Iota College Honor Award
Given for exemplary scholarship, musicianship, and fraternity service to the Sigma Eta chapter.
Sigma Alpha Iota Composer’s Award
Presented to the outstanding undergraduate and graduate student composers.
Sigma Alpha Iota Honors Certificate
Awarded to the music major from the University’s chapter with the highest cumulative grade point average.
Stauffer Center for Science and Mathematics
Robert D. Engel Award
Presented to the outstanding senior biochemistry and molecular biology, biology, chemistry, computer science, or physics major in memory of Professor of Engineering Robert D. Engel. Professor Engel inspired generations of University of Redlands students with his love for teaching, his wit, his smile, and his friendship.
Edmund C. Jaeger Award
Given for exceptional scholarship to a junior male biology student planning a career in teaching or research.
The Brubacher Prize
Given to the student who demonstrates excellence in science, dedication to expanding opportunities for others, service to the community, and an ability to overcome barriers to achievement.
Lawrence R. Harvill Award
Presented each year to an outstanding graduating senior computer science major.
Judson Sanderson Award
Presented to the senior mathematics major who best exemplifies the standards of excellence epitomized by Professor Emeritus Judson Sanderson in his teaching, his intellect, and his service to the University.
Paul Krantz Award
Presented to a senior mathematics major with outstanding potential as a secondary school teacher in memory of Professor Paul Krantz, who inspired generations of University of Redlands students with his style, his wit, and his friendship.
Elementary Mathematics Education
Presented to a senior who shows great promise as a teacher of elementary school mathematics.