Graduating Senior Awards

The application period for these awards ended on Friday, February 9, 2024

You must have GPA of 3.5 or greater in your upper-division UC Davis coursework to apply for any of the following awards. You must have graduated in September 2023 or December 2023, or will be graduating in March 2024 or June 2024. Students graduating in the Summer Quarter 2024 must apply the following year (2024-25). The deadline to apply for all awards is Friday, February 9, 2024. The deadline for recommendations is Friday, February 23, 2024.

Important Dates

Applications open: December 18, 2023
Application deadline: February 9, 2024
Deadline for letters of recommendation: February 23, 2024
Award decisions and notifications will be completed by May 1, 2024

CBS Distinguished Scholar Award

This award is also known as the Outstanding Performance Citation and noted on your final transcript. Given to several graduating seniors who have conducted substantial research before graduation and maintained an upper division GPA of at least 3.5.

Ron and Lydia Baskin Research Award

The Ron and Lydia Baskin Research Award is given to two graduating seniors for excellence in research in the biological sciences in any of the four colleges at UC Davis. Areas such as biophysics, biochemistry, biomathematics, and bioengineering are specifically included. An award of $1,000 and a commemorative medal will be presented to the recipients at the College Awards event.

Undergraduate Student of the Year Award

Undergraduate Student of the Year is given based on: (i) substantial research activity of sufficient quality conducted with a faculty member for two or more quarters and (ii) substantial campus and community service. An award of $500 and a commemorative plaque will be presented to the recipient at the College Awards event in Spring.

Selections for Outstanding Senior Awards, Undergraduate Student of the Year, the College Medal, and the University Medal will be selected from the applicant pool for all of the above awards.