Student Awards Application

Apply for a Student Award

Please note: You must have GPA of 3.5 or greater in your upper division UC Davis coursework to apply for any of the following awards. In addition, you must be in senior standing and will file for graduation by Summer 2017. The deadline to apply for all awards is Wednesday, February 01, 2017. The deadline for recommendations is Friday, February 24, 2017.

2016-2017 Outstanding Performance Citations

Outstanding Performance Citations are given by the college on the basis of:

  • Academic excellence
  • Substantial research activity of sufficient quality conducted with a faculty member for two or more quarters

2017 Ron and Lydia Baskin Research Award

The Ron and Lydia Baskin Research Award is given to one graduating senior for excellence in research in the biological sciences. There is a preference for research in structural biology. The research may have been carried out in any of the four colleges at UC Davis and the student recipient may come from any of the four colleges. An award of $1,000 and a commemorative medal will be presented to the recipient at the Spring Commencement ceremony.

2017 Undergraduate Student of the Year

Undergraduate Student of the Year is given based on:

  • Substantial research activity of sufficient quality conducted with a faculty member for two or more quarters¬†
  • Substantial campus and community service

The award will be presented to the recipient at the Spring Commencement ceremony.

Candidates for the College Medal and the University Medal will be selected from the applicant pool for all of the above awards.

Application Process

1. Application Period

Sunday, January 01, 2017 - Wednesday, February 01, 2017

During this phase students may apply for the Outstanding Performance award, the Ron and Lydia Baskin Research Award, or the Undergraduate Student of the Year award. To be considered for an award, students must complete and submit a profile. Students who have a GPA above 3.5 for upper division work were notified of their qualification for this award, but nominations were also solicited from faculty and staff with the college and across the campus for the Baskin award.

2. Recommendations

Due: Friday, February 24, 2017

When completing an application, students will provide the email addresses of letter writers. These letter writers will be contacted when the profile is submitted. Letter writers will have until February 24, 2016 to submit a recommendation for the student.

3. Reviews

The submitted profiles will be reviewed by a committee of faculty. Based on the merits of the applications, a winner will be selected for each award. In addition, the committee will award the College Medal and the University Medal to selected students who have applied to at least one of the college awards.