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Commencement Awards

Trustees’ Award - This award is presented to the graduating student whose positive contributions to university life and whose academic accomplishments exemplify the highest level of achievement attainable for an undergraduate. The student receiving the award must have completed a minimum of 60 credits at pace.

Community Service Award - This award is presented to the graduating student whose active contributions to the life of the university community and to the endeavors of our neighbors in the surrounding community most admirably embody an appreciation for social responsibility. The student receiving the award must have completed a minimum of 60 credits at Pace with a cumulative QPA of 2.75 or better.

The Henry Birnbaum Endowed Scholastic Achievement Award - This award is presented to a graduating full-time graduate or undergraduate student who has earned all of his/her degree credits at Pace University on the New York City Civic Center Campus, who has shown outstanding scholarly aptitude during his/her tenure at Pace, and who has earned a quality point average of at least 3.8 upon graduation.

The Charles H. Dyson Award - This award is presented to the outstanding member of the Dyson College Society of Fellows.

Scholastic Achievement Award - This award is presented to the graduating students in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, College of Health Professions, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems excelling in scholarship, effectiveness in class discussions, research, and general performance in a bachelor’s degree program. The students receiving the award must have completed a minimum of 60 credits at Pace and be qualified at least for graduation cum laude.

Academic Leadership Award - This award is presented to the graduating students who best exemplified academic citizenship through integrating academic achievement and leadership skills to serve as a role model for other students. Students receiving this award must have a cumulative QPA of 3.3 or higher.