Bowdoin Prizes

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The Bowdoin Prizes are prestigious awards given annually to Harvard University undergraduate and graduate students.[1] From the income of the bequest of Governor James Bowdoin, AB 1745, prizes are offered to students at the university in graduate and undergraduate categories for work in the English language, in the natural sciences, in Greek and in Latin.[2] Each winner of a Bowdoin Prize receives, in addition to a sum of money, a medal, a certificate and his or her name printed in the commencement program.[3]

Notable recipients[edit]

The award was established in 1791,[4] and past winners include (with year of award and professional highlights):

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Prize Descriptions".
  2. ^ "Bowdoin Prizes for Undergraduate Students".
  3. ^ "Bowdoin Prizes for Graduate Students".
  4. ^ "Prize Descriptions".
  5. ^ "Bowdoin Awards Go to 5 Students | News | The Harvard Crimson". 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
  6. ^ "Henry Dorra". Archived from the original on 2012-11-10. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
  7. ^ "David Jones | Department of Global Health and Social Medicine". Retrieved 2013-11-07.