Scholars Day

Scholars Day is a ceremony that recognizes and celebrates scholarly achievement of University of Connecticut students during the most-recent calendar year.

Please click here for the virtual Scholars Day 2021 Virtual Ceremony  

Babbidge Scholar Program 2021

New England Scholar Program 2021

All students receiving an award were emailed with information about days and times to pick up pins.  If you earned an award and did not receive the email, please contact honors@uconn.edu.

The Awards

Babbidge Scholar Criteria for 2020 Calendar Year Only 

  • Undergraduate and/or Pharm.D. students
  • Have completed at least 6 calculable credits for the Spring 2020 and at least 12 calculable credits for Fall 2020 semesters
  • Earned a 4.000 (without rounding) semester grade point average (SGPA) for each semester

Babbidge Scholar Recipients for 2020

Babbidge Scholar Criteria for Previous Calendar Years

  • Undergraduate and/or Pharm.D. students;
  • Have completed at least 12 calculable credits for both the Spring and Fall semesters in the calendar year;
  • Earned a 4.000 (without rounding) semester grade point average (Semester GPA) for each semester in the calendar year.

Past recipients: 2019 | 20182017 |201620152014

(In recognition of this achievement, each recipient will receive a gold colored pin to mark the occasion.)

New England Scholar Criteria for 2020 Calendar Year Only 

  • Undergraduate and/or Pharm.D. students
  • Have completed at least 6 calculable credits for the Spring 2020 and at least 12 calculable credits for Fall 2020 semesters
  • Earned at least a 3.700 (without rounding) semester grade point average (SGPA) for each semester (not an average of the two)

New England Scholar recipients for 2020 

New England Scholar Criteria for Previous Calendar Years

  • Undergraduate and/or Pharm.D. students;
  • Have completed at least 12 calculable credits for both the Spring and Fall semesters of the calendar year;
  • Earned at least a 3.700 (without rounding) semester grade point average (Semester GPA) for each semester in the calendar year (not an average of the two).

Past recipients: 2019 | 2018 | 20172016 |20152014

(In recognition of this achievement, each recipient will receive a silver colored pin to mark the occasion.)


Criteria for both awards

  • Courses taken on pass/fail or S/U graded courses are not calculable credit courses.
  • Temporary and incomplete grades must be completed to be considered for this award.
  • Grades must be posted in the Student Administration System as of January 30th.

Late Grades

Any student with changes to his/her grade(s) (completion of incompletes, improved grades) after January 30th, should review the above criteria to determine if he/she now qualifies for either award. Any student who believes he/she does now meet the criteria based on grade change(s) may submit a request for consideration for one of the Scholars Day awards.

Students with late grades should send a message to the Honors Program asking to be considered for a New England Scholar or a Babbidge Scholar award.  The email request must include the student’s name and ID#. The request must be received by February 12th. The Honors Program will review all requests and notify students of their award status.

As appropriate, students’ names will be posted on the Scholars Day website for approved requests received by February 12th.  Later requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.