Undergraduate Student Awards

The application period for these awards ended on 1/31/2020

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 2019 or December 2019, or will be graduating in March 2020 or June 2020. Students graduating in summer quarter 2020 must apply the following year (2020-21).

CBS Distinguished Scholar Award

The CBS Distinguished Scholar Award (formerly known as Outstanding Performance Citation) is given by the college on the basis of: (i) academic excellence and (ii) substantial research activity of sufficient quality conducted with a faculty member for two or more quarters.

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. 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 recipients may come from any of the four colleges. An award of $1,000 and a commemorative medal will be presented to the recipients at the College Awards event in Spring.

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.

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