7: Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

General Information | M. B. A. Program | Joint Degree Programs
Doctoral Program | Student Life | School Regulations | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Facilities | Darden School Foundation | Darden School Alumni | Executive Education | Batten Center
Murphy Center | Olsson Center | Endowed Chairs and Special Gifts | Honorary Student Awards

Honorary Student Awards

Samuel Forrest Hyde Memorial Fellowship   Established by his family and friends as a memorial to First Lieutenant Samuel Forrest Hyde, U.S.A.F., a graduate of the University in the Class of 1950, who lost his life in the Korean War, this fellowship will be awarded by the faculty, at its discretion, on the following basis:

“To the student who has successfully completed his or her first year at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration of the University of Virginia and who, of his or her group, has contributed most to the welfare of the School during that year and, by his or her personality and devotion to the objectives of the School, given the greatest promise of achieving a useful career.”

The award will entitle the recipient to the income of the fund without regard to financial need.

Frederick S. Morton Awards   Established in 1996 with nucleus funding by John W. Sinwell, who received a Darden M.B.A. in 1960. The cash awards honor retired professor Frederick S. Morton, who taught at Darden from 1957 to 1989, and who exemplified the Darden School’s tradition of a committed, caring faculty. The awards are presented at graduation to an outstanding student in leadership and to the faculty member who has made the most significant contribution to that student’s life.

C. Stewart Sheppard Distinguished Service Award   Established by the Darden School Sponsors, this honorary award recognizes Darden School students for those exceptional contributions to the School or the University of Virginia that are of a non-academic nature. As used here, “service” is to be interpreted broadly to mean all activities performed by Darden School students (other than those activities that occur in the classroom during regularly scheduled classes) that benefit the School or any of its constituencies. Award recipients will generally be members of the graduating class.

William Michael Shermet Award   Established by the First-Year Faculty in memory of William Michael Shermet, a graduate of the University in the Class of 1967 and a veteran of Vietnam, whose first-year studies in the M.B.A. Program were interrupted by a terminal illness, this award is voted by the First-Year Faculty, at its discretion, on the following basis:

“To the student or students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the First-Year Program and who, by their determination and constructive attitude and service, have provided an example of responsible competitive spirit for their classmates.”

Faculty Awards for Academic Excellence   Established by the faculty of the School, these awards recognize those students, who by their scholarly efforts during the two years in the M.B.A. Program, earn the highest average grades in their courses. Recipients of this award are limited to the top 10 percent of the graduating class.

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