The University of the Philippines Diliman recognizes the contribution of its students to the life of the University, to the production of knowledge, and to the future of the country. The Gawad Tsanselor sa Natatanging Mag-aaral is the highest, most prestigious University award given to students who have attained a high level of academic accomplishment, demonstrated good leadership, and exemplified “honor and excellence in the service of the people.”

This year, the UP Diliman Linggo ng Parangal and Gawad Tsanselor awards, with the theme Moog Diliman, recognizes the historical achievements of UP Diliman in the defense of academic freedom and other fundamental human rights, and in standing for honor and excellence amid and despite the tribulations of the COVID-19 pandemic. A sanctuary for innovative knowledge production, critical and creative thought, and vigorous intellectual discourse, UP Diliman recognizes the students who best exemplify these same values through their academic excellence, service-oriented leadership, and various contributions to the university, to the community, and to the nation. These are the students who, amid the many challenges of this difficult period, continue to stand for the values that fortify and strengthen the university: dangal at husay, utak at puso.

The Gawad Tsanselor sa Natatanging Mag-aaral will be given to at most five (5) outstanding undergraduate or graduate students of the University who have successfully combined academic excellence with extra-curricular achievement, leadership, and public service. Awardees will be granted a cash prize of PHP 130,000 each and shall be shortlisted to the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) national student award.

For Gawad Tsanselor sa Natatanging Mag-aaral 2021 nominations, visit

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