Dean’s Awards

Each year the Wharton Undergraduate Division seeks to recognize some of its outstanding graduating seniors through the Wharton Dean’s Awards. Wharton seniors, graduating in August 2021, December 2021, or May 2022, are encouraged to apply for one of these awards:

The Dean’s Award for Excellence: This award is presented to a student who has thrived at Wharton both academically and outside the classroom. Criteria for this award include, but are not limited to, academic excellence and integrity, demonstrated scholarship, and overall contribution to the Wharton community.

The Dean’s Award for Innovation: This award is presented to a student who identified a specific need in the Wharton community or beyond and devised a creative solution to address that need, therefore applying the Wharton spirit of innovation.

The Dean’s Award for Service to the Wharton School: This award is presented to a student who has demonstrated dedicated leadership and has made a substantial contribution to improving the quality of the Wharton undergraduate experience.

The Dean’s Award for Service to the University of Pennsylvania: This award is presented to a student who has demonstrated dedicated leadership and has made a substantial contribution to the quality of Penn.

The Dean’s Award for Service to the Greater Philadelphia Community: This award is presented to a student who has demonstrated dedicated leadership and has made a substantial contribution to the quality of the Philadelphia community.

All applications will be reviewed by a panel of faculty, staff, and students. The application will open January 19 and close February 1. Finalists will be notified via email and interviewed for the Dean’s Awards on Friday, February 18. Students selected to receive the awards will be honored during graduation week.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email undergradinfo@wharton.upenn.edu.