Awards and Recognition
Summer Honors participants earn awards both for academics and leadership. Students who compete well in several awards categories are eligible for the Most Outstanding Student Award.
Most Outstanding Student
Starting in Summer 2016, we will be offering a $2,500 UNG scholarship to our Most Outstanding Student award winner. Along with the scholarship, the Summer Honors Most Outstanding Student will earn automatic enrollment in the University of North Georgia (UNG) Honors Program upon admission to UNG. Honors students enjoy benefits including priority registration for classes, small class sizes (12 - 18 students) and study abroad scholarship opportunities. A full list of Honors Program benefits is available at the UNG Honors Program webpage. The scholarship will support $1,250 per year for the first two years the student spends at UNG provided a GPA of at least 3.2 is maintained.
Summer Honors emphasizes character-based leadership. Our leadership awards are listed below:
- Hank Brady Leadership Award
- Character Award
- Leadership Potential Award
- Best Team Player Award
- Counselors' Award
Summer Honors has two essay contests and three Quiz Bowls, two of which are individual competitions. We have additional evaluations of academics as well. Because our Most Outstanding Student earns a scholarship to attend UNG, our academic evaluations are exacting. Success in Summer Honors academics is an excellent indicator of future success in collegiate coursework. Our academic awards are listed below:
- Most Outstanding Academic Performance
- Best Essayist
- Best Essay