University prizes and awards for graduating studentsThe Penrose Award is an honorary annual award given to an outstanding undergraduate in MSFEA on the basis of scholarship, character, leadership, and contribution to university life.The Abdul Hadi Debs Endowment Award for Academic Excellence is a $1,000 endowment to a student at the graduate level who has an outstanding academic record and has demonstrated research capabilities through a paper, project, or thesis deemed by the faculty to be worthy of publication.
MSFEA awards for graduating studentsThe Dean's Award for Creative Achievement is an annual honorary award given to a student in each undergraduate program who has demonstrated outstanding creativity in her/his approach to academic work in projects, problem solving, and/or laboratory and shop work.The Distinguished Graduate Award is an annual honorary award made to a graduating student from each of the undergraduate majors for outstanding academic achievement, character, and contribution to the department.
Departmental awards for graduating studentsAreen Projects Award for Excellence In Architecture and Graphic Design is an annual award given to the top three final projects in architecture and graphic design (first $2,200, second $1,700, and third $1,100).The project should demonstrate: respect for and service to the community at the local, municipal, national or regional level; appropriate structural and/or practical concepts; and outstanding creativity and/or innovation.
Other annual student awards
The Fawzi W. Azar Award is an annual award toward tuition of $15,000 to one or more students entering the fifth year in the architecture program based on grades in the design courses and the 4th year project.The George R. Rais Architecture Award is an annual award for the top three students in their third year of the architecture program: first $8,000; second $5,000; and third $3,000.