Nominations Open for First-Year Awards

March 18, 2019
Dear Members of the Class of 2022,

Each year we honor those first-year students who are making a difference at Harvard College. We need your help in identifying your fellow first-year students who have made unique contributions to the first-year experience at Harvard.
Submit a nomination by 3/29
We designate five categories that highlight the various ways that students give back to the College community:
  • The Deans’ Award: The Deans’ Award is given to the first-year student who most adheres to the spirit of the First-Year Deans, one who is devoted to Harvard and actively works to make the first-year experience enriching and rewarding for all classmates, by demonstrating compassion, integrity, and respect toward individuals as well as to the academic enterprise.
  • The Community Creation Award: This award is given to the student who shows unwavering dedication to building a stronger, more inclusive community by contributing to the overall academic and residential experience of all classmates. This first-year student champions the rich diversity in the class and strives to make Harvard an inclusive and supportive community.
  • The Civic Engagement Award: This award is given to the first-year student who has encouraged a spirit of public service in the first-year class through individual service and a commitment to working with classmates in their consideration of service to others. This student may work to strengthen unity and service on campus, as well as in the larger community, through activism or peer-counseling.
  • The Creativity Award: This award is given to the first-year student who shows unusual talent or promise in drama, drawing, film, photography, music, painting, sculpture, writing, or in further facets of the artistic medium.
  • The Veritas Award: This award is given to the first-year student who shows an exceptional commitment to intellectual curiosity through a thoughtful choice of academic and extracurricular activities. This student encourages others in the class to hold themselves to a high standard of excellence in their search for truth and expression of ideas, encouraging a vibrant and ever-aspiring learning community.
We will celebrate the winners with a celebration on May 2nd, 2019 in Fong Auditorium.

Thank you for your nominations!

With gratitude,

Katie Derzon
Resident Dean of First-Year Students, Ivy Yard

Dwight Fee
Resident Dean of First-Year Students, Crimson Yard
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