• 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

This annual awards ceremony celebrates the achievements of accomplished alumni and friends. The distinguished alumni awards is the highest honor UCF Alumni bestows on a graduate of the university and is given to those who have demonstrated professional achievement, outstanding service and philanthropy to UCF, and a lifelong devotion and loyalty to the university. The honorary alumni award is for for friends and supporters of the university who uphold the UCF creed of integrity, scholarship, community, creativity and excellence. The young alumni award is granted to a graduate from the most recent class of 30 Under 30 Alumni Awards recipients who shows outstanding commitment to service, excellence and UCF.

Shining Knights Alumni Awards Ceremony