Students graduating, pictured with President Davis

Student Academic Honors

Academic excellence is recognized in a number of ways at Furman University.

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 2019 by Laurin Elizabeth Bixby, of Greencastle, Pennsylvania.

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 2019 by Caroline Maria Daly, of Myrtle Beach, 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 2019 by Laurin, Elizabeth Bixby, Caroline Maria Daley, Jack Harrison Ligon, and Quincy Daniel Mix.

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