Hamline University:

• One of ten Presidential Scholars, 1973-1974 and 1974-1975

Metro State University:

• Recipient, Metro State Academic Excellence Scholarship, 2014-2015.

• Recipient, Metro State Foundation GLBT Scholarship, 2014.

• Nominee, Robert L. Carothers Distinguished Writers Award, 2013 and 2014. 

• Graduated with highest honors (4.0 GPA)

• Received "Outstanding Student" award for College of Individualized Studies, graduating class of spring 2015

• Chosen to give commencement keynote address at spring 2015 Metro State commencement ceremony