Medals received during school and colleges are the hardest earned and respected medals in the life of an individual. There’s immense competition among students to get academic as well sporting excellence. It a great honor for students to be awarded a medal for academic achievements or excellence in sports.

Academic Medals aren’t only awarded to school and university students but are given to those who excel in science and technology, engineering, medical sciences along with other academic fields. Many people receive medals from the state government or are honored by national governments for breakthrough inventions they have made. The Dannie Heinemann Prize for Mathematical Physics can be an important academic medal, as is the American Physical Society award presented by the American Institute of Physics, that is for outstanding lifetime contributions to humankind. Gibbs Brothers Medal — Naval architecture, Marine engineering is awarded by the National Academy of Sciences.

NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement is distributed by NASA for people who have shown extraordinary academic excellence. The National Medal of Science is considered a very prestigious medal that is given by President of USA on recommendation of the National Science Foundation. It is awarded to scientists and engineers in behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics.

Academic Medals contribute significantly to the portfolio of a person as being a star on uniforms of law enforcers. Readymade medals can be purchased in gold, silver, and bronze. The price for each medal is just about $2.50; that includes a red, white, and blue neck ribbon. Other colors can be found as well but at an additional charge. Universities require a large number of academic medals. They award medals to candidates who’ve qualified for a bachelor degree with first class honors. Those who have attained a Grade Point Average of a minimum of 4.5* in all but their first year of study may also be permitted receive an academic medal.

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