Student Awards

Recognizing excellence

At the College of Education, Health, and Human Services and University of Michigan-Dearborn, our students are recognized for their achievements both inside and outside the classroom.

Chancellor's and Dean's Medallions

Each semester, UM-Dearborn honors a very select group of students with a medallion. Chosen by faculty from their respective colleges, graduates are recognized for their outstanding quality of character, vitality, intellect, integrity and academic record.

To acknowledge the number of strong medallion candidates among UM-Dearborn’s top graduates, instead of one graduate per college selected, three medallions recipients are awarded per college starting with the Fall 2021 alumni — with one of those students receiving the top Chancellor’s Medallion.

Difference Makers

Nominated by faculty, staff and peers, UM-Dearborn Difference Makers are outstanding students and alumni. They are at the forefront of their fields, embodying academic and professional achievement, integrity, leadership and creative contribution to improve the lives of others in southeast Michigan communities. For more information, please see the Michigan Difference Makers website.

Honor Scholars

Each year, the Honors Scholars award is given to one student in each degree major. Undergraduate students must have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA and a minimum of 90 credit hours earned to qualify. Graduate students must have at least a 3.7 cumulative GPA and a minimum of 75 percent of their program completed to qualify.

Dean's List

At the end of each term, full-time students earning a GPA of 3.5 or better while carrying a minimum course load of 12 earned GPA hours will be added to the CEHHS Dean's List. Part-time students earning a GPA of 3.5 or better while carrying a combined total of 12 GPA hours for the fall and winter term will be added to a combined Fall/Winter Dean's List.