Bates Book Awards

Every year, Bates invites select high schools to participate in the Book Awards for High School Juniors program. If there is a Bates alum within the high school community, we ask that this person please present the award.

The Bates Book Awards Criteria is as follows:

The award winner must be an outstanding junior pursuing academic excellence who ranks in the top 5-10% of the class and exhibits a commitment beyond self through active citizenship, community service or social responsibility.

The award is presented in recognition of outstanding leadership, academic achievement, and creativity in the spirit of the Bates College motto Amore ac Studio, “With Ardor and Devotion.”

If you have any questions, please contact The Office of Alumni & Family Engagement at or 1-888-522-8371.

Deadline: March 1, 2021. Schools will be notified by March 31, 2021 if they have been selected for this year’s book award.

2020-21 Bates College Book Award for High School Juniors

Book Award for High School Juniors
  • If you do not have the ceremony date at this point in time, please select the first date of the month of your ceremony. For example, if your ceremony is in May, 2020, but you are not sure which day, please select 5/1/2020.
    Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • If you do not have the name of the student at this point in time, please contact us with this information by May 3, 2019
  • School Name will appear on the first line of the address. The shipment will be addressed to the Primary Contact named above.


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