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Awards and Honors

Department Scholarships

J. Donald Hubbard Family Scholarship in Computer and Information Science

Established in 2003 by the Hubbard family, this scholarship is awarded to a senior undergrad or a graduate student in Computer and Information Science. Preference is given to students who show an interest in human-computer interaction, computer graphics, or multimedia. Secondary criteria are significant contributions of time and energy to the department through volunteer efforts. Academic ranking is also considered, but is not the dominant factor in the determination of the scholarship recipient. Typically, awards are made for one year, but may be repeated for another year. This scholarship is awarded by the departmentmental scholarship committee.

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Erwin & Gertrude Juilfs Scholarship in Computer and Information Science

Established in 2000 by John Juilfs in memory of his parents, Erwin and Gertrude Juilfs. Awarded to students who show exceptional promise for achievement as evidence by GPA, originality of research or other applicable criteria. This scholarship is awarded by the departmentmental scholarship committee.

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Gurdeep Pall Graduate Student Fellowship

Established in 2007 by Gurdeep Pall ('89, MS Computer and Information Science), this scholarship is awarded for outstanding graduate students in the Department of Computer and Information Science. Candidates are evaluated based on the overall quality of their academic work, their commitment to learning, and their potential for further academic achievement. This scholarship is awarded by the Head of the Department of Computer and Information Science, subject to the oversight of the Dean of the College of Arts and Science.

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Phillip Seeley Scholarship in Computer and Information Science

Established in 2007 by Phillip Seeley ('68, BS Mathematics), this scholarship is awarded for outstanding undergraduate students majoring in computer and information science at the College of Arts and Sciences. Candidates are evaluated based on the overall quality of their academic work, their commitment to learning, and their potential for further academic achievement. Preference is given to resident Oregon students with demonstrated financial need, as determined by the UO Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. This scholarship is awarded by the departmentmental scholarship committee.

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Geoffrey Eric Wright Outstanding Junior Award

Established in 1996 by Shari ('83) and Gary Wright in memory of their son Geoffrey who died prior to spring term of his senior year. Geoffrey would have graduated first in his class. This award was established to reward hard work and give encouragement during the senior year. Awarded to students upon completing their junior year of instruction. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of the overall quality of their academic work, their commitment to learning and a promise of further outstanding achievement in computer and information sciences and its applications. This scholarship is awarded by the departmentmental scholarship committee.

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University Honors

Departmental Honors

Departmental honors are bestowed by the department to undergrads upon completion of a scholarly thesis as part of a course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree.

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Latin Honors

Graduating seniors who have completed most of their coursework in residence at the University of Oregon are eligible for graduation with Latin honors. These distinctions are awarded by the University of Oregon based on students' percentile rankings in their respective graduating classes.

Cum Laude

Students graduating in the top 10 percent of their class are designated cum laude.

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Magna Cum Laude

Students graduating in the top 5 percent of their class are designated magna cum laude.

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Summa Cum Laude

Students graduating in the top 1 percent of their class are designated summa cum laude.

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Honor Societies

Phi Beta Kappa Society

The Phi Beta Kappa Society honors students whose undergraduate academic records fulfill the objectives of a liberal-arts education. Founded in 1776, the society is the oldest and most prestigious honorary society in the nation. The UO has the only Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the Oregon University System.

Each year, the Phi Beta Kappa Society also elect six of the new inductees as the Oregon Six - the most outstanding at the University. Members of the Oregon Six are marked with O6.

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Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society

Lifetime membership in the Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor society is based on a combination of scholastic acheivement and published research. Membership is extended to outstanding students by the current members.

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National Awards and Honors

Computing Research Association National Outstanding Undergraduate Awards

CRA's Outstanding Undergraduate Award program recognizes undergraduate students in US or Canadian universities/colleges who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. A cash prize is awarded to each of two undergraduate students, one female and one male, who are majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or an equivalent program. A number of other outstanding candidates are recognized with Honorable Mention. The awards are presented at one of the major computing research conferences sponsored by CRA, ACM, the IEEE Computer Society, SIAM, AAAI, or USENIX.

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