Santa Clara University


Student Awards 


College of Arts & Sciences

Gerald and Sally DeNardo Senior Prize in Science Research
Established in 2007 to complement the Gerald and Sally DeNardo Lectureship, this prize is given by the dean to recognize outstanding science research accomplishment by a graduating senior who reflects the distinctive characteristics of a Jesuit education and is pursuing a career in the health sciences.

Orella Prize
Established in 1915 by Dr. and Mrs. Fermín R. Orella (B.S. 1889), this prize is awarded to the senior science student who attains the highest average in scientific subjects.

Art and Art History
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Liberal Studies
Military Science
Modern Languages and Literatures
Performing Arts
Political Science
Religious Studies
Theatre and Dance
Women's and Gender Studies


Leavey School of Business

Charles J. Dirksen Prize
Established in 1965 by Eliot Jones, Ph.D., in honor of Charles J. Dirksen, late dean and professor of marketing emeritus, this prize is awarded to the junior in the Leavey School of Business judged outstanding in scholarship by the faculty.

Leavey School of Business Leadership Award
Awarded to the graduating business student who best demonstrates leadership in both curricular and co-curricular endeavors as evidenced by his or her commitment and dedication to exhibiting leadership within the School of Business and Santa Clara University. This student continuously motivates and inspires his or her peers to make long-lasting contributions to the community and in support of the University mission.

Leavey School of Business Service Award
Awarded to the graduating business student who exemplifies the mission of the University by significantly impacting student life and/or the greater community through personal service.

Isabel Jones Academic Achievement Prize
Established by Eliot Jones, Ph.D., in 1956 in memory of his wife, Isabel. This award is given to the graduating senior in the Leavey School of Business who has earned the highest cumulative grade point average.

Operations Management and Information Systems

School of Engineering

Award for Research Excellence
Awarded to a senior undergraduate engineering student who has demonstrated excellence in research while an undergraduate.

Raymond M. Galatine Award
Established in 1996 to honor the memory of Raymon M. Galatine, class of 1953, this award recognizes an outstanding engineering student who has demonstrated a commitment to putting into practice the Catholic and Jesuit ideal of people in the service of others.

School of Engineering Humanities Award
Conferred each year on an engineering student who has been nominated by members of the humanities faculty and selected by the School of Engineering for outstanding work in the humanities while maintaining a strong record in engineering.

Senior Design Presentation Awards
Awarded to senior design groups in the School of Engineering who produce the best presentation in each of the following: civil engineering, computer engineeringm, electrical engineering, mechanial engineering, and interdisciplinary engineering. The award recipients are selected by a panel of external judges.

Senior Engineering Project Ethics Prize
This prize is awarded to the individual or team whose ethical analysis of their senior project is judged the best in the School of Engineering.

Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Office of Institutional Research
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