Students graduating, pictured with President Davis

Student Academic Honors, Scholarships & Fellowships

Furman University students are recognized in a number of ways for their academic excellence.

​​​​National and International Scholarship Recipients

  • 44 Fulbright Awards
  • 27 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships
  • 22 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships
  • 20 Harry S. Truman Scholarships
  • 6 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships
  • 6 Compton Mentor Scholarships
  • 6 Luce Scholarships
  • 5 Rhodes Scholarships
  • 4 Morris K. Udall Scholarships
  • 4 Mitchell Scholarships
  • 2 Mellon Scholarships in the Humanities
  • 2 Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowships
  • 1 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
  • 1 Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship

Dean’s List

Dean’s List recipients are a distinguished collection of student-scholars who have excelled in the classroom and share a commitment to academic excellence. See the Dean’s List.

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Learn more about Phi Beta Kappa.

Furman Fellows

Furman Fellowships are awarded annually to five members of the senior class who’ve shown unique leadership skills and an ability to make a difference in the world and in the lives of others. Learn more about the Furman Fellows.

Bradshaw-Feaster Medal for General Excellence

Endowed by the late Dr. S. E. Bradshaw in continuation of the medal provided by the late W. L. Feaster ‘13. Awarded by the faculty to a senior on the bases of scholarship, general culture, participation in college activities, high moral character. Won in 2020 by Jordan Elizabeth Ingram, of Helena, Alabama.

Donaldson-Watkins Medal for General Excellence

Given by the late Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson Donaldson and the late Mrs. Maude Wakefield Watkins, members of the class of 1889. Awarded by the faculty to a senior on the basis of scholarship, general culture, participation in college activities, high moral character. Won in 2020 by Shekinah Nissi Lightner, of Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Furman University Scholarship Cup

Donated by Hales Jewelers. Awarded to the senior with at least 64 semester hours at Furman who earns the highest grade point average. Won in 2020 by Catherine Lippert, Madeline Holt, Natalie Tikhonovsky, Danielle Vines, Chandler MacKenzie Ciuba and Jordan Ingram.