Awards and Honors

Bucknell University has a long tradition of recognizing the accomplishments of our students in the classroom, the lab and the playing field, as well as in the University community and the world beyond Bucknell. The provost's office works with faculty and staff throughout the University to formally acknowledge these accomplishments with a variety of endowed and named awards.

Faculty are honored for outstanding teaching and scholarly accomplishments with annual teaching awards and a variety of endowed and named chairs, professorships and fellowships

Annual Student Awards

The outstanding achievements of students during the first, sophomore and junior years are recognized each fall semester during the Fall Student Awards ceremony, traditionally held during Family Weekend.

See our student award winners

Teaching Awards

The University presents teaching awards to professors for excellence in teaching across the disciplines at Bucknell’s annual Commencement ceremony.

See our teaching award winners

Presidential Professors

Presidential Professorships recognize members of the Bucknell faculty for outstanding achievement in all three areas of University life: teaching, scholarship and service. Professorships are awarded annually to two faculty members for a three-year term, so that six faculty members hold the title of Presidential Professor in any given year.

Meet the current Presidential Professors

Honorary Degrees

Read a list of past recipients and learn how to nominate someone for an honorary Bucknell degree.

See our honorary degree recipients

Endowed and Named Chairs, Professorships and Fellowships

Endowed academic positions help Bucknell attract highly sought-after professors and reward current faculty members who educate and inspire at the highest level.

See our endowed and named chair, professorship and fellowship recipients

Senior Prizes and Academic Awards

The accomplishments of our seniors are celebrated during Commencement Weekend at the President’s Senior Award Ceremony.

See our senior prize and academic award winners

Contact Details

Office of the Provost