The department confers several awards annually to outstanding students. Most scholarships, fellowships and several awards and prizes are granted centrally at UC Berkeley, please see the Financial Aid Office for more information.
The Departmental Citation
This is long-standing award is given to one bioengineering major for their exceptional academic performance, in addition to impressive achievements in other areas of student life, such as research, teaching, or service. It is customarily awarded to a graduating senior. Students with top GPAs are invited to apply in the spring.
The Chair’s Award in Bioengineering
This award, unique to the Bioengineering Department, honors one graduating senior for their outstanding achievements in an area of personal passion, in addition to maintaining the highest academic performance. Students with top GPAs are invited to apply in the spring.
Bioengineering Department Service Award
This award recognizes one graduating senior for exceptional achievements and dedication to serving the community, in addition to maintaining high academic performance. Nominations are called for from students, faculty and staff in the spring, after which nominees are invited to apply.
Dr. Thomas Budinger Bioengineering Exploration Award
Created to honor our first department chair and fearless explorer Dr. Budinger, this award recognizes outstanding extracurricular research by continuing BioE undergraduates. The winner receives up to $750 in reimbursement for travel to a scientific or academic conference in order to present their research. Students must have attended Berkeley for at least one semester before applying, and have at least one semester to go before graduation. Applications are called for in spring. Learn more about the application process.
Past Award Winners
|2017||Alison Long||Serena Leong||Karthik Prasad||Alyssia Liu|
|2016||Lucy Hu||Daniel Hu||Zian Liu||Alison Long|
|2015||Sivan Marcus||Shin Yu Celia Cheung||Nishith Reddy|
|2014||Brooke Liang||George Sun||Justin Choe|
|2013||Daniel Price||Tahoura Samad|
|2012||Novalia Pishesha||Anand Mohapatra|