Selected Awards and Honors
at the University of Pennsylvania:
CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR during the CIVIL WAR
Established at the start of the Civil War to recognize the gallant actions of sailors and soldiers on the battlefield.
FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Awarded annually since 1946 to promote teaching and research in countries around the world.
GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP AWARDS
Awarded annually since 1935 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Awarded annually for outstanding teaching.
GERMAN MARSHALL FUND AWARDS
Awarded since 1972 to promote cooperation and the exchange of ideas between the United States and Europe in the spirit of the postwar Marshall Plan.
NATIONAL MEDAL OF SCIENCE AWARDS
Established by Congress in 1959 as the nation's highest scientific honor.
NOBEL PRIZES to Penn faculty and alumni
Awarded annually since 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace.
PROVOST'S TEACHING AWARDS
Awarded annually since 1988 for excellence in teaching by non-tenure faculty and staff.
Awarded annually since 1917 to recognize achievements in American journalism, letters, drama and music.
ALFRED P. SLOAN FELLOWSHIPS
Awarded annually since 1955 to provide support and recognition to young scientists.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA'S MEDAL FOR DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT
Awarded since 1993 to individuals and institutions from within and outside the University of Pennsylvania community.