Praises and rewards those Wellesley scholars exemplifying the outstanding qualities of mind, body, and spirit as described in Plato's ideal education of the Guardian.

The Katharine Malone Prizes for academic excellence were established in 1985 by alumna Claudine B. Malone '63 in honor of her mother Katharine, and to recognize Wellesley students who represent the combination of academic excellence, active and contributing citizenship, and accomplishment.

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 five of six 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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