The following awards are determined each year by the Academic Standing Committee, which welcomes nominations from Cornell faculty

Awards for First-Year Students

S.L. Chandler Award: awarded to a first-year student based upon a high grade point average, and excellence in the social sciences. (Professor of Sociology, 1916-37; Mayor of Mount Vernon, 1934)

H.M. Kelly Award: awarded to a first-year student based upon a high grade point average, and excellence in the sciences or mathematics. (Professor of Biology, 1894-1936)

Clyde Tull Award: awarded to a first-year student based upon a high grade point average, and excellence in the humanities. (Professor of English, 1917-59)



Awards for Sophomores

Alice Betts Award: awarded to an outstanding scholar in the sophomore class based upon grade point average and diversity of courses. (Class of '21; Secretary to the President, 1922; Dean of Women, 1924-43; Acting Registrar, 1944-45)

William Harmon Norton Award: awarded to an outstanding scholar in the sophomore class based upon grade point average and diversity of courses. (Professor Greek, Latin, and Geology; Founder of the Cornell Geology Department)



Awards for Juniors

Sutherland Dows Award: awarded to an outstanding scholar in the junior class, based upon grade point average and diversity of courses. (President of Iowa Electric and Power Company; member of Cornell's Board of Trustees, 1932-69, and its president, 1950-69)

Clarence O. Pauley Award: awarded to an outstanding scholar in the junior class, based upon grade point average and diversity of courses. (Class of '01; member of Cornell's Board of Trustees, 1944-63)

Arthur E. Lowell Award: awarded to an outstanding scholar in the junior class, based upon grade point average and diversity of courses. (Class of '25; businessman, philanthropist, chairman of the board of Lowell Press)

Peterson Sisters' Award: awarded to an outstanding scholar in the junior class, based upon grade point average and diversity of courses. Not restricted to women. (Named for the three daughters of Payson Peterson: Harriett Leslie Peterson, class of '22; Florence Eleanor Peterson, class of '25; and Phyllis Pamelia Peterson, class of '29)



Award for any class

Class of 1907 Award: awarded to a first-year, sophomore, or junior student who has demonstrated academic excellence in a diverse selection of courses.