Prizes and Awards
Outstanding students in the College are recognized in a variety of ways each year, many of them receiving special prizes. Most of those authorized by the College have specific academic criteria, but others are awarded to students who have served the University community in special ways. Some decisions are made within departments, while other prizes that are interdepartmental in scope are decided within the Dean’s Office after nominations are received. Most prizes are endowed, and students receive cash awards, often at Commencement. The Center for Advising Services is responsible for coordination of the College prizes; the Hajim School’s Dean’s Office coordinates its own prizes. Both work with the Office of the Dean of Students in the recognition of students.
An annual Senior Awards Ceremony is held during Commencement Weekend. The Singer Family Prize for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching is awarded, and seniors are recognized for various accomplishments: national fellowships and award winners, as well as recipients of major academic prizes in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, major prizes in the area of Student Life, and major Athletic Department Awards.