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A university’s excellence is defined in large part by the quality and achievements of its student body. At UNC-Chapel Hill, we are proud to have some of the very brightest students from North Carolina and beyond. Each year, Carolina recognizes the very best of the best as recipients of the Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Academics and Student Activities and Leadership.

Every spring, Carolina comes together to honor outstanding students and members of our community for achievements in academic endeavors — in the humanities, the sciences, and social sciences — as well as leadership through involvement in student life, governance, and many other areas. While departments and organizations may hold their own ceremonies to recognize talented students, the Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony, held in the Great Hall in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, is the only campus-wide student recognition program at Carolina.

Our University is tremendously fortunate to be able to acknowledge student excellence and leadership. These special awards are made possible by individuals – and their families and friends – who have a special connection with the department or organization presenting the award and who share Carolina’s philosophy of rewarding excellence. Indeed, rewarding excellence is one of the most effective ways of fostering excellence, and these awards do just that.

The 2024 Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

Nominations for the 2024 Chancellor’s Awards are now open. Please nominate an exceptional Tar Heel here.