Student Awards

The Phyllis Betts Founders Award

The Phyllis Betts Founders Award is funded by the The Phyllis Betts and Richard Janikowski Fund in honor of Phyllis Betts, who founded the UNC Asheville Honors Program in 1985. It is given annually to the graduating University Honors Scholar who most embodies the liberal arts ideal of polymathematics and well-roundedness, having excelled in distinct and often distant fields of study.

Honors Program Citizenship Award

Established in 2016, Honors Program Citizenship Award is given to the Honors student who best exemplifies engagement in the community of the Honors Program. Recipients of this award may demonstrate outstanding commitment to the Honors Program through planning and attending co-curricular and extracurricular activities, leadership on Honors-related organizations, and service opportunities related to the Honors Program.

Great Ideas Grants

These small grants are given to students who successfully propose to use the funds given them to further scholarly and creative projects that showcase their innovation and talent.