Derek Bok Public Service Prizes

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The Derek Bok Public Service Prize is one of the prizes awarded by Harvard University during the annual commencement which happens in May. The award which is a cash prize along with a citation, medal given to two graduating Harvard Extension School students. It was established entirely by gifts from members of the Harvard Extension School Alumni Association. The award recognizes creative initiatives in community service or long-standing records of civic achievement.[1] All degree and certificate candidates in the Harvard Extension School are eligible for the prize in the year of their graduation.[2] The Harvard Extension School instituted the Derek Bok Public Service Prize, which honors the former President of Harvard University, Derek C. Bok, for his interest in encouraging public service by all Harvard students.