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The Ribicoff Prize and Lee Medal

The Belle K. Ribicoff Prize

This prize is awarded annually to an exemplary graduating senior who has completed his or her junior year at the University of Hartford. Academic excellence is the primary criterion for this award. A cumulative grade point average at the University of Hartford of at least 3.7 is required. If the candidate is a transfer student, he or she must have a strong academic transcript from the institution or institutions previously attended. In addition to an outstanding formal academic record, the candidate should demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and familiarity with the major concepts and ideas that have shaped our culture and civilization. The prize will also recognize intellectual curiosity, originality of thought, and a commitment to extracurricular activities, including service to the university and/or to the larger community.

The John G. Lee Medal

This medal is awarded annually to an exemplary graduating senior based on the following three criteria: academic excellence (based mainly on cumulative grade point average), community service, and a permanent (home) address in one of 30 designated towns in the Greater Hartford Area. Community service can be to the University of Hartford Community, Greater Hartford Community, town, or organization.

Applying for Ribicoff Award and Lee Medal:

In order to apply, please complete a document/mini-packet that responds to the criteria for the Ribicoff and/or Lee awards described above and mail/deliver to: Dr. Guy C. Colarulli, Associate Provost, (CC 330). You may use the same materials if you are applying to both the Ribicoff Prize and the Lee Medal.

The document you submit should also include a copy of your transcript (a student copy will do), a faculty letter of support, a list of other faculty and staff references, a list and brief description of your extracurricular activities and leadership, and list and brief description of any service to the university or community activities. Please also include contact numbers, phone number, address, and email address. We need to receive your application no later than February 23rd of your senior year. The Ribicoff Prize and John G. Lee Medal selection committee will choose the recipients by late March.