A&H Division Awards Taliesin Prize to Andrew Rao (Class of '21)

May 21, 2021
A&H Division Awards Taliesin Prize to Andrew Rao (Class of '21)

The Philosophy Department congratulates Andrew Rao (Class of ’21, Mathematics and Philosophy), one of three winners of the 2021 Taelsin Prize. The Prize, “awarded to three graduating seniors who best exhibit a spirit of intellectual adventure in their curricular paths as Harvard undergraduates,”  is given based on the student’s entire course of study over their time at Harvard:

“While many prizes take as their starting point conventional standards of academic excellence like a student’s GPA or exemplary thesis, the Taliesin Prize takes a holistic look at a student’s curricular choices. The Prize Committee examines the transcripts of nominated students for evidence of a willingness to engage with challenging courses and an indication that the student deliberately charted a path through the curriculum that reflects curiosity, risk, creativity, and exploration.”

Each student selected by the Prize Committee will receive $500 from a fund established by a generous donor. You can read more about the prize and see the full list of winners here: https://students.artsandhumanities.fas.harvard.edu/taliesin-prize


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