22 Receive Order of Pegasus, UCF’s Highest Student Honor

The winners were honored at an April 2 ceremony

Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 1:31 PM

The recipients were selected from a pool of 79 nominations. The new class includes seven LEAD Scholars, five President’s Leadership Council members, one Student Government Association leader, 12 from The Burnett Honors College, four Greek members, and four student-athletes.

Undergraduate students are chosen based on their outstanding achievements in the areas of academics, university involvement, leadership and community service. Graduate students are selected based on the same merits as well as publication or research experiences. The average GPA of the 2018 Order of Pegasus class is 3.91, the highest in the Order of Pegasus history. Because of the breadth of accomplishments required for this award, the Order of Pegasus is the highest student award that can be attained at the university.

The winners were honored at an April 2 ceremony.

The names and a picture of the inductees will be added to the wall showcasing past and current recipients in the Pegasus Lounge on the second floor of the Student Union. Inductees also receive commemorative medals and scholarships from the Student Government Association.

View the full list of recipients.

Order of Pegasus is the most prestigious and significant award a student can attain at the University of Central Florida. Order of Pegasus recognizes exemplary performance by UCF bachelor’s degree students in the areas of academic achievement, outstanding university involvement, leadership, and community service.

Master’s degree students, doctoral, professional, or MD students are selected separately based on academic achievement, professional or community service, leadership, and publication or research experiences.

Students are nominated by individuals who broadly represent the university community including the president, provost and executive vice president, vice provosts, vice presidents and deans, student body president and the director of athletics. Nominees are asked to complete a formal application, provide an essay, separate recommendations, and may be chosen to attend personal interview with the selection committee.

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