• Alumni Awards

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


30 Under 30 Awards
30 Under 30 award winner accepting his award on stage

30 Under 30

Presented by Walt Disney World

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 six distinct awards annually during UCF Homecoming Week at an intimate reception and awards program.

 

The six awards are:

  • UCF Distinguished Alumni Award
  • John C. and Martha Hitt Honorary Alumni Award
  • Young Alumni Award
  • Distinguished Student Award
  • Champion's Award
  • Michelle Akers Award
Shining Knights Alumni Awards Ceremony