Awards & Honors


IMP Awards

The Raymond Hedin Award, Richard D. Young Award, and IMP Outstanding Senior Project Award are awarded annually to outstanding graduates of the IMP. Senior review committees nominate candidates for these awards. On the basis of recommendations from members of the senior review committee and the sponsors, award winners will be chosen by the IMP Advisory Committee, along with the IMP Director and Assistant Director. Nominations for each award are specific; the awards are not interchangeable.

Raymond Hedin Award

Named for the long-serving IMP director (1997-2009), the Raymond Hedin Award honors the IMP senior whose academic and extra-curricular record reflects extraordinary dedication to serving the IU, Bloomington, and world communities.

Previous winners of the Raymond Hedin Award are:

  • Katherine Abderholden and Gina Eastwood, 2014
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Richard D. Young Award

Named for the IMPís founding director, the Richard D. Young Award is given annually to the student whose combination of academic excellence and civic engagement exemplifies the ideals the program exists to nurture.

Previous winners of the Richard D. Young Award are:

  • Sara Swan, 2014
  • Casey McGlasson and Brittany Miller, 2013
  • Ronak Shah, 2012
  • Erin Chapman, 2011
  • Aasiya Mirza, 2010 (honorable mention: Andrew Hahn)
  • Jessica Keller, 2009
  • Karen Pennington, 2008
  • Steven Shyu, 2007
  • Kathleen Claussen, 2006
  • James Bourke, 2005
  • Kyra Busch and Kunal Desai, 2004
  • Beth Hannon and Summer Johnson, 2003
  • Rima Kapitan and Noah Merrill, 2002
  • Angelique Cabral, 2001
  • Anna Strout, 2000
  • Ingrid Jensen, 1999
  • Kathryn Revtyak, 1998
  • Carol Harrison, 1997
  • Jeff Dattilo, 1995
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IMP Outstanding Senior Project Award

This award (formerly called the Senior Achievement Award) is given annually to the senior or seniors whose final projects were judged by their sponsors and their Senior Review Committees to be the most outstanding projects in a given year, projects that epitomize the intellectual or creative energy that the IMP tries to foster.

Previous winners of the IMP Outstanding Senior Project Award are:

  • Travis Davies and Andrew McLaren, 2014
  • Destin Hubble, Matthew Starr, and Rachel Stewart, 2013
  • Beth Reinke and Linda Xiong, 2012
  • Emily Neff and Kaylee Spivey, 2011
  • Casey Heck, Caleb Levell, Joshua Stewart, and Max Yoder, 2010
  • Alyson Bloom, Mary Hogue, and David Pavkovich, 2009
  • Claire Diedrich, 2008
  • Joshua Corum and Codey Girten, 2007
  • Elizabeth Brown and Bridget Fallen, 2006
  • Abigail Anderson and Colin Donnell, 2005
  • Leah Barak, Megan Bowton, Ivey Kitchens, Erin Pritchard, Brittany Snyder, Salena Watkins, and Sarah Wilkins, 2004
  • Frances Costello, Jeffrey Eisner, and Elizabeth Wittman, 2003
  • Michael Brady, Ryan Mills, and Duncan Teater, 2002
  • Eric Davis and Stanley Wash, 2001
  • Anne Czupryna, Greg DerAnanian, Peter Evan, and Ward Roberts, 2000
  • Sarah Oldenburg and Xochi Musser, 1999
  • Dolores Canavan, Peter Skafish, Moira Stone, and Sarah Oldenburg, 1998
  • Nathaniel Troy, 1997
  • Matthew Laherty, Timothy Smith, and John Ward, 1995
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Departmental Honors

IMP graduates who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and whose senior projects are deemed to be of excellent quality by the senior review committee are awarded Departmental Honors. In cases where the senior review committee judges the senior project to be of extraordinarily high quality, they may recommend honors for a student whose GPA is less than 3.5 but at least 3.3.

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Graduation With Distinction

In addition to the honors and prizes conferred by the Individualized Major Program itself, outstanding IMP graduates are also eligible to have their degrees awarded with Distinction, High Distinction, or Highest Distinction by the College of Arts and Sciences. These honors are based on the standing of each candidate in relation to the overall grade point average of each graduating class. To be eligible, a student must have completed a minimum of 60 graded credit hours at Indiana University.

Students who graduate with distinction receive fourragères (honor cords) to be worn at Commencement. Fourragères may be picked up from the College Recorder's office in Owen Hall. They are free of charge and are yours to keep after the ceremony.

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Phi Beta Kappa

The Society of Phi Beta Kappa has as its primary objective the recognition of excellence in the academic performance of undergraduate students. Members are chosen by the faculty electors of Indiana University's chapter from among senior degree candidates and recent graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences whose academic records have placed them among the top ten percent of their college class.

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