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Katharine Malone Prize for Academic Excellence

The Katharine Malone Prizes for academic excellence were established in 1985 by alumna Claudine B. Malone '63 in honor of her mother Katharine. The prizes praise and reward those Wellesley scholars exemplifying the outstanding qualities of mind, body and spirit as described in Plato's ideal education of the Guardian.

Selection Process
Each summer, the Katharine Malone Committee meets to select prize recipients.

The Katharine Malone First Year Prize ($10,000): Full-time Wellesley student, in residence two consecutive semesters, 3.9 G.P.A., SAT scores of at least 1420.

The Katharine Malone Sophomore Prize ($10,000): Full-time Wellesley student, in residence four consecutive semesters, 3.9 G.P.A.

The Katharine Malone Scholar Prize ($50,000 plus $40,000 for graduate school): Full-time Wellesley student, in residence six consecutive semesters, 3.9 G.P.A, member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Award Presentation
Each fall at Convocation, the three recipients are honored. The Katharine Malone Scholar is also recognized at Commencement.

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