Alumni Awards

At UCF Alumni, we take every opportunity to celebrate Knights who use their education, grit and enthusiasm to contribute toward making the world a better place. These exceptional graduates make us proud to be their alma mater.

30 Under 30

The 30 Under 30 Alumni Awards allows us the opportunity to celebrate the incredible success of our UCF graduates who are doing big things and representing their alma mater well. Our young alumni are impressive in so many ways; they are committed to success in every area of their life, they are champions for what they believe and they are passionate about helping others. And they are just getting started. Each year, we accept nominations to select 30 of our most outstanding young alumni to honor at the 30 Under 30 event.

Shining Knights

The Shining Knights Alumni Awards honor our university’s most ardent supporters. We present five distinct awards annually during UCF Homecoming week at an intimate reception and awards program.

The five awards are:

  • UCF Distinguished Alumni Award
  • John C. and Martha Hitt Honorary Alumni Award
  • Young Alumni Award
  • Distinguished Student Award
  • Michelle Akers Award
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