The Burma-Bucknell Bowl Award recognizes an organization or University community member (faculty, staff or student) who has made outstanding contributions to intercultural and international understanding. Each recipient receives an engraved sterling silver bowl inspired by the original. The original bowl was presented to the University by the President of Burma in 1958 as a symbol of the historic partnership between Bucknell and the nation of Burma.

Nominations should include a summary of the person's or organization's overall contributions to intercultural and international understanding. The recipient will be awarded by the University President during a special ceremony in the spring semester. Award recipients are also noted in the commencement program.