Shining Knights Alumni Awards

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Shining Knights Alumni Awards

 The Shining Knights Alumni Awards honor our university’s most devoted supporters. We present up to six distinct awards annually during UCF Homecoming Week at an intimate reception and awards program.
For more information on each award, please visit the Shining Knight Alumni Awards website.

  • Distinguished Alumni Award recipients have demonstrated professional achievement, outstanding service and philanthropy, devotion and loyalty to the university and have maintained the UCF Creed of integrity, scholarship, community, creativity and excellence. This award is the highest annual honor UCF Alumni bestows on a graduate of the university.

  • John C. and Martha Hitt Honorary Alumni Award recipients have demonstrated outstanding service and philanthropy, devotion and loyalty to the university and have maintained the UCF Creed of integrity, scholarship, community, creativity and excellence. This award is the highest annual honor UCF Alumni bestows on a friend and supporter of the university.

  • Distinguished Student Award recipient is a student who is dedicated to maintaining a lifelong relationship with UCF, demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, inspires leadership within their co-curricular activities and positively impacts the UCF community.


Please note that current employees are NOT eligible for nomination.

Step 1: Nominator Information

Step 2: Nominee Information 

Step 3: Award Criteria 

Step 4: Upload Additional Documents

Step 5: Provide Honoree Video Profile Interviewees

Step 6: Sign and Submit


You may save your work and resume at a later date until the deadline of March 11, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Step 1: Nominator Information

Address*

Step 2: Nominee Information

Gender Identity
Pronouns
Address*

Step 3: Award Criteria

Distinguished Alumni Award

A Distinguished Alumni nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a graduate of the University of Central Florida (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Have realized notable professional achievement
  • Have demonstrated outstanding service and philanthropy to UCF and/or the greater community
  • Have demonstrated devotion and loyalty to the university
  • Have maintained the UCF Creed of integrity, scholarship, community, creativity and excellence
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted
  • Current employees are NOT eligible for nomination

Please limit each response to 250 words.


John C. and Martha Hitt Honorary Alumni Award

 A John C. and Martha Hitt Honorary Alumni nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate outstanding service and philanthropy to UCF and/or the greater community
  • Demonstrate devotion and loyalty to the university 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the UCF Creed of integrity, scholarship, community, creativity and excellence
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted
  • Current employees are NOT eligible for nomination

 Please limit each response to 250 words.

Distinguished Student Award

A Distinguished Student nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum of 90 credit hours at the conclusion of the Spring 2024 semester
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.25
  • Be enrolled in the Fall 2024 Semester
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted

 

Please limit each response to 250 words.

Step 4: Upload Additional Documents

Nominee's Resume*
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Nominee's Headshot
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Step 5: Provide Honoree Video Profile Interviewees


Should your nominee be selected, an honoree video profile will be created on their behalf. The video will be revealed at the 2024 Shining Knights Alumni Awards Reception during Homecoming.

Please provide the names and contact information of two (2) individuals who you believe would be great candidates to help tell your nominee's UCF story. Filming will take place during summer 2024.

Step 6: Sign and Submit
Submitted nominations, supporting documentation and electronic files are property of the University of Central Florida Foundation, Inc.  They will not be returned and may be used to promote the Shining Knights Alumni Awards on our website, throughout social media platforms and in print materials. 

I have notified the Development Officer/Prospect Manager of my nominee of this nomination.*
If selected, my nominee would be comfortable attending the Shining Knights Alumni Awards in person.*
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