Thomas T. Hoopes, Class of 1919, Prize
The Hoopes Prize is an award given annually to Harvard University undergraduates, and is considered one of the highest academic commendations the University can bestow upon an undergraduate.
Awarded for outstanding scholarly work or research by students, recipients are selected by a special committee of about 80 professors from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, representing the three branches of study—the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. The prize is most commonly given in recognition of an exceptional undergraduate thesis, though any significant project that has received faculty supervision is eligible for consideration, including creative works.
All submissions must be nominated for consideration by the project's advisor. Winning students and their advisors both receive cash awards. In 2011, the student prize was $4,000 and the advisors' prize $1,000.