What are the Multicultural Achievement Awards?

The Multicultural Academic Achievement Award is a UWG tradition that has been around since the mid 80’s to honor minority and international students for their academic achievement. Each year more than 500 students attend the annual recognition ceremony. Our students set the standard for high-level achievement and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to accomplishing their goals at UWG. Over the years a few additional awards have been added to this celebration such as the ACE Awards given to the junior and senior with the highest GPA, and the Academic Excellence Awards to juniors and seniors with a 3.75 or higher. During the ceremony the Helena Harbridge International Student-Athlete Award is also presented, recognizing the international student-athlete with the best combination of athletic performance, classroom achievement, team work, team spirit, and community involvement.

MAP Awards Eligibility

  • Must be enrolled for Spring semester of awards program
  • Must identify as undergraduate minority or international student
  • Overall GPA hours must be a 3.3 or higher
  • Must be present to receive specialty awards and RSVP to attend
  • ALL criteria must be met in order to be MAP Award eligible

Keynote Speaker Tradition 

Each year the keynote speaker is an UWG alumni that has excelled in their field. Some past speakers have been Jeffrey E. Turner (Chief of Police for Clayton County Police Department), Dr. Bette Ford (pediatric resident at Morehouse School of Medicine), and Gyla González (Co-founder of Latinos United of Carroll County, Inc.). If you are interested in being considered as a future keynote speaker, contact our office.