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Prizes and Honors / Quantedge Award for Academic Excellence

Description. The Quantedge Award for Academic Excellence for seniors of $300 is awarded to recognize exceptional sustained academic excellence among senior students (i.e. those who have completed at least 90 units) with a GPA of 4.0 at the University of California, Berkeley.  If you are receiving financial aid, the award is coordinated with your financial aid package.*

*Federal financial aid regulations require that all awards received by a student cannot exceed their financial aid need as determined by a congressional formula. It is possible, therefore, that the cash award for a prize could reduce some component of a needy student’s package of financial aid awards. In these cases, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office attempts first to reduce loan or work aid; fellowships, grants, or scholarships are reduced only as a last resort.


Student of senior standing entering Fall term.

4.0 GPA

Selection Process 

No application is required for the Quantedge Award for Academic Excellence. The Prizes Office determines and notifies the recipients, and processes the payments to the students' Cal Central Accounts.  Questions about eligibility may be directed to the Prizes Office at

Tax Information

Tax Information for International Students and/or Students Without Social Security Numbers

A student without a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) must obtain one before payment can be issued. International students also must complete online GLACIER information to determine the tax liability of their awards.  You may contact the Prizes Office to learn more about this requirement.

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