Awards are given by the college in a number of categories. They are awarded at the CoES Honors and Awards Day Ceremony in early April. To be eligible, you need to fill out a CoES Student Information Form (link below); print it and return it to your departmental contact's office to be considered for these college-level honors and awards. The five-page form is intended to summarize all of your credentials; proof of academic excellence, extracurricular activities which demonstrate leadership abilities, athletic interests and abilities, concern for others, and broad interests in all phases of life around you.
Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award: As a result of funds generated from Tigerama, an endowment has been established to give an award to one student in each of the five colleges at the university who has distinguished themselves in terms of academic scholarship and campus leadership. The recipient receives a certificate and cash award.
J. Wesley Davis Leadership Award: The J. Wesley Davis Leadership Award is given in memory of Dr. J. Wesley Davis, a graduate of Clemson University in Electrical Engineering and a former president of the Clemson University Engineering Foundation. This award is given to a senior engineering student for outstanding scholarship, leadership in a student engineering organization, and high potential for success in the engineering profession. The recipient receives a medallion, his/her name engraved on a permanent plaque in Riggs Hall, and a cash award.
Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award: This award is given to two graduate researchers who have been recognized by faculty in conducting outstanding research during the school year. The recipients receive certificates and a cash award.
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award: This award is given to two graduate teaching assistants who have been recognized by faculty, students, and fellow graduate teaching assistants as exemplary in undergraduate teaching. Recipients receive a certificate and a cash award.
Outstanding Science Junior Award: This award is presented to an outstanding junior in the sciences or textiles on the basis of scholarship and character.
Outstanding Science Senior Award: This award is presented to an outstanding senior in the sciences or textiles on the basis of scholarship and character.
Phi Kappa Phi Certificate of Merit: Each college is invited to select one student to receive this award. The student must be a graduating senior with a GPA of 3.4 or above and have made noteworthy contributions in such areas as leadership, service, and creative endeavors to his/her department, college, and Clemson University. The recipient received a framed certificate.
Robert B. ('70) and Susan B. Hambright Annual Leadership Program in Engineering: This award is being established by Mr. Robert Benjamin Hambright, Class of 1970, and Mrs. Susan Bindseil Hambright. The mission of this merit-based leadership program is to create awareness of the power and impact that can be achieved through leadership. It is the donors' desire that students who benefit from this program demonstrate leadership qualities in the areas of learning agility, humility, strong character, and demonstrated leadership characteristics in academic areas, student organizations, and community activities. The annual program awards $4,000 to eligible junior and senior engineering students to attend leadership conferences and programs (at Clemson and at other institutions) that encourage accelerated leadership development and awareness for the candidate(s), of which $3,000 will be used to fund leadership related activities and $1,000 will serve as a merit award.
Robert W. Moorman Award: Dr. Robert W. Moorman was the son of Commandant Thomas Moorman, a graduate in civil engineering and head of the Engineering Mechanics Department from 1958-1974. The Roberts W. Moorman Award is given in his honor to the most outstanding junior in Engineering on the basis of scholarship and character. The recipient receives a handbook, framed certificate, cash award, and his/her name engraved on a permanent plaque in Riggs Hall.
Samuel B. Earle Award: Dr. Samuel B. Earle was Director of the Engineering Department from 1911 to 1933 and Dean of the School of Engineering from 1933 to 1950. The Samuel B. Earle Award is given in his honor to the most outstanding senior in Engineering on the basis of scholarship and character. The recipient receives a medal, cash award, and his/her name engraved on a permanent plaque in Riggs Hall.