Ben W. Sanders Award
This award is presented to the outstanding graduating biology major, selected by the faculty.
Biology Academic Achievement Award
This award is presented to the graduating biology major with the highest overall academic average.
Bryan L. Redd Jr. Biology Leadership Award
This award is presented to the graduating biology major, selected by the faculty, who demonstrated outstanding qualities of leadership within the department.
School of Business
Accounting Excellence Award
Given by the Education Foundation of the Georgia Society of CPAs, this award goes to the graduating accounting major with the highest grade point average.
Finance Excellence Award
Given by the faculty of the Mike Cottrell School of Business to the student graduating in finance with the highest grade point average for the entire four-year program.
Management Excellence Award
Given by the faculty of the Mike Cottrell School of Business to the student graduating in management with the highest grade point average for the entire four-year program.
Marketing Excellence Award
Given by the faculty of the Mike Cottrell School of Business to the student graduating in marketing with the highest grade point average for the entire four-year program.
Honoring professors Newton Oakes and Lorimer Freeman, this award is given annually to the business administration major graduating with the highest grade point average for the entire four-year program of study.
Wall Street Journal Award
Given by the publishers of the Wall Street Journal, this award is based upon classroom leadership and intellectual curiosity and is given to a graduating senior in business, selected by the faculty.
Chemistry Graduate Award
This award is presented annually to an outstanding student majoring in chemistry. The recipient is chosen from students who have completed at least 24 semester hours of chemistry with at least a 3.2 grade point average and are in the top 10 percent of their class.
Chemistry Service Award
This award is presented annually to the chemistry major who has rendered outstanding support to the department.
Christopher S. Sharp Education Award
This award is presented annually to an outstanding senior education student, based upon faculty recommendations, academic achievement, and potential to become an exemplary classroom teacher.
Desmond Booth Award
This award, in honor of professor Desmond Booth, is presented to the senior English major who, in the judgment of the English faculty, is the most outstanding student.
Simone De Beavoir Award For Excellence In Feminist Theory And Practice
This is a cash award given annually to a student for outstanding work in gender studies.
Health and Physical Education
The Health and Physical Education Majors' Club Award
This award is presented annually to the senior physical education major who has demonstrated superior achievement in the areas of academics, extracurricular activities, and participation in the Health and Physical Education Majors' Club.
History and Philosophy
Sarah Drew History Award
This award is presented annually to a university graduate with academic excellence and dedication to the discipline of History.
This award is presented annually to a university graduate with academic excellence and dedication in the study of Philosophy.
Mathematics and Computer Science
Walter J. Carpenter Mathematics Award
Each year the faculty members of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science select a recipient of this award on the basis of mathematical performance and potential from among those students who have received credit for MATH 2460 during the two most recent semesters, but who have not earned a total of more than 90 semester hours. Normally, the recipient will be a freshman or sophomore.
Each year the faculty members of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science select a recipient for this medal, based on mathematical ability and performance from among those students who have completed the calculus sequence and two courses at the 3000-4000 level.
Marion C. Wicht Computer Science Award
The recipient of this annual award will be chosen by the faculty members of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science from among those students who have completed CSCI 2700 and at least two other courses in computer science at the 3000-4000 level. The recipient (usually a senior) will be chosen based on ability and performance in the field of computer science.
National Defense Industrial Association
This award is given to an MS IV student. It is based on academics, performance in ROTC classes, performance at Advanced Camp, participation in campus activities, and demonstrated leadership.
American Legion Post Department of Georgia Jep Tanksley Scholarship Award
This award is given to an MS I student. It is based on academic performance and support of the university and Corps programs.
American Veterans Award
This award is given to an MS II student. It is based on academic and military standing.
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Associations Honor Award
These awards are presented to junior Cadets majoring in one of the sciences, mathematics, engineering, or computer science. The recipient must intend to enter the military as a career officer in one of these fields. The award is based on demonstration of military leadership and moral character, as well as activity in campus organizations.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Be a member of the graduating class, top 25% of academic and ROTC classes, commissioning, and have demonstrated loyalty and patriotism, dependability and good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability, and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of ROTC training.
Distinguished Military Student (DMS)
Distinguished Military Students are so designated because of outstanding qualities of leadership and high moral character, a definite aptitude for and interest in military service, and an overall academic standing in the upper half of the university class, the upper third of the ROTC class and the PMS order of merit list.
Dr. John H. And Margaret Owen Outstanding Shooter Award/Scholarship
This award is given to the team member who holds the highest shooting average for the year and is in good academic standing.
Gretchen Blaschke Scholarship/Golden Feather Award
Presented annually to a female Cadet, recognizing academic excellence and significant contributions to the Corps of Cadets. Selection of recipient is made by the Commandant of Cadets. The award was established in 1982 in memory of Cadet Gretchen Anne Blaschke.
Lamar Pittard Award
This award was established in 1973 in memory of Captain Lamar Pittard, a 1969 graduate of the university who was killed in an accident in Germany in 1971. While a student at NGCSU, Pittard was a proud member of the Blue Ridge Rifles Drill Team. Because of his interest in the drill team and his desire to perpetuate its goals, this award was established by his family to recognize annually the outstanding member of the Blue Ridge Rifles. The award consists of an engraved trophy and a monetary award. Additionally, a plaque is on permanent display in the Brooks Pennington, Jr. Military Leadership Center recognizing past recipients.
Military History Award
The Association of the United States Army presents an award annually for excellence in the study of military history in ROTC units.
Military Order of World Wars
Desires to become an officer, excels in all military and scholastic aspects of the ROTC program at the time of selection and presentation of the award.
Old Guard of the Gate City Guard
Outstanding leadership, military competence, military academic achievement, and personal character.
General Raymond G. Davis Patriots Award, VFW 12002
Outstanding leadership potential, demonstrated moral character, values, dedication to the preservation and promotion of Scottish-American customs, traditions, and heritage.
Veterans of Foreign War
Enrolled in ROTC, good academic & military standing, demonstrated achievement and concentrated effort in academic & military subjects and/or demonstrated capability and diligence in a related activity of the ROTC program.
Other Military Awards and Recognitions
In addition to the above recognitions, awards are presented annually from the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States, the Department of the Army, the Association of the United States Army, The Reserve Officers Association, the American Legion, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Society of the War of 1812, the Daughters of the Founders and Patriots of America, The Military Officers Association of America, the Retired Officers Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Colonel William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. There are numerous scholarships provided by Alumni and organizations supportive of the Corps of Cadets
Most Promising Chinese Student Award
This award is given to an intermediate student in Chinese deemed by the Chinese faculty as demonstrating great promise in Chinese studies.
Most Promising French Student
This award is given to an intermediate student in French deemed by the French faculty as demonstrating great promise as a French major.
Most Promising Spanish Student
This award is given to an intermediate student in Spanish deemed by the Spanish faculty as demonstrating great promise as a Spanish major.
Most Promising German Student
This award is given to an intermediate student in German deemed by the German faculty as having demonstrated great promise in Germanic studies.
Outstanding French Student Award
This award is given to an upper-level French student selected by the French faculty as its most outstanding student.
Outstanding Spanish Student Award
This award is given to an upper-level Spanish student selected by the Spanish faculty as its most outstanding student.
Sarah Lee Patram Nursing Scholarship/Award
This award was established in 1986 for the student pursuing an associate degree in nursing who demonstrates outstanding academic and clinical characteristics in nursing. It is in recognition of the first head of the Department of Nursing and the founder of the Associate Degree in Nursing program.
Sarah Lee Patram Scholarship/Award
The scholarship/award was established in 1984 honoring the first head of the department of nursing, Ms. Sarah Lee Patram. This scholarship/award recognizes outstanding students in the Associate of Science in Nursing Degree Program. Students selected for this prestigious recognition must be in the ASN program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. In addition, to be eligible for this scholarship/award, a student must be involved in at least one community or organizational activity which is quite an accomplishment for a student in a program of study as rigorous and time consuming as the ASN program is, and demonstrate strong effective communication skills with peers, faculty, clients, and co-workers.
B.S.N. Leadership Award
This award is given to a student in good academic standing who demonstrates independent judgment and critical thinking, who is willing to explore new ideas and take risks to maximize learning, and who is a positive influence upon peers.
Dismukes Distinguished Musician Award
This award is a cash award, given annually to a student for outstanding contribution to and achievement in the music program.
Owen Physical Therapy Distinguished Scholar
Named in honor of NGCSU President Emeritus and Mrs. John Owen, this award is given annually to the full-time physical therapy student who best exemplifies the characteristics of a clinical scholar. The recipient of this award exceeds the standard for academic achievement, clinical competence, and contributions to the profession of physical therapy. The Physical Therapy Distinguished Scholar demonstrates a high regard for knowledge, values helping others, respects the human need for dignity and quality of life, and possesses the leadership qualities characteristic of superior North Georgia College & State University students. The recipient will receive a plaque and a check for $500, and her/his name will be inscribed on a permanent plaque which will remain in the Department of Physical Therapy.
Outstanding Physics Graduate Award
Each year the faculty members of the Department of Physics select a recipient for this award, based on academic performance and contributions to the department. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 overall in physics is required for award eligibility.
Political Science and Criminal Justice
Robert Peel Award
Each year, this award is given by the faculty of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice to the student graduating in criminal justice with the highest grade point average for the entire four-year program, determined by the close of spring semester of the senior year.
Frank Smith Award
Each year, this award is given by the faculty of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice to the student graduating in political science with the highest grade point average for the entire four-year program, determined by the close of spring semester of the senior year.
Pi Sigma Alpha Award
This award is presented each year by the faculty of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice to the student composing the best research paper during the academic year.
Psychology and Sociology
Jim G. Coone Community Service Award
This award is presented annually to the Psychology or Sociology major making significant contributions to community service.
Outstanding Graduate Student in the Community Counseling Degree Program
This award is for the outstanding graduate student in Community Counseling and is based on scholarship, research, service to the department and community, and character.
Outstanding Student of Psychology Award
This award is presented annually to the outstanding graduating senior in psychology as determined by the psychology faculty.
Outstanding Student of Sociology Award
This award is presented annually to the outstanding graduating senior in sociology as determined by the sociology faculty.
Hal B. Rhodes III Outstanding Artist of the Year Award
Presented each year to the Senior who best exemplifies the campus leadership departmental commitment, scholarly and artistic achievement, and professional dedication asked of Department of Visual Arts majors.
Bob Owens Award
Presented each year to a Visual Arts major based on artistic achievement. This award, which includes a monetary prize, is in honor of Department of Fine Arts founder Bob Owens. It was established in 2007 by Gwen Owens.
Scanlin Award of Merit
This award is given to an outstanding student artist for his/her achievement and contribution to the Department of Visual Arts as determined by Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Scanlin.
Social Justice Award
This award is presented each year to the students artist who best addresses the issue of social justice in a work of art included in the Hal B. Rhodes III Annual Student Exhibition.