2011 Malone Prize Recipients Announced
Samira Daswani ‘12, Lucy Liu ‘13, and Sophia Mo ’14 are the recipients of the 2011 Katharine Malone Prizes for Academic Excellence, the most prestigious academic awards a Wellesley student can receive. Three awards are given each year to honor students who successfully combined academic excellence with a commitment to contributing to the Wellesley College community in the previous school year.
Samira Daswani’12 received the Katharine Malone Scholar Prize, the most prestigious of the three Malone Prizes. The award requires the recipient to be a full-time Wellesley student for six consecutive semesters, have a 3.9 GPA and be a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Daswani is studying art history and bioengineering as part of the MIT-Wellesley Dual Degree Program. She will receive $50,000 plus $40,000 for graduate school. She plans to use the award to further her education in the field of public health and possibly to pursue a PhD.
Lucy Liu ’13 received the Katharine Malone Sophomore Prize, which requires the recipient to be a full-time Wellesley student in residence for four consecutive semesters with a 3.9 GPA. She will receive $10,000 which she may use to help pay for medical school.
Sophia Mo ’14 received the Katharine Malone First Year Prize, which requires the recipient to be a full-time Wellesley student in residence for two consecutive semesters with a 3.9 GPA and SAT scores of at least 1420. She will receive $10,000 for this award, which she plans to put toward tuition and, possibly, a trip to France.
The Malone Prizes were established in 1985 by alumna Claudine Malone '63 in honor of her mother, Katharine Malone.
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