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.

The March 1, 2021 application deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting submissions. Schools will be notified by March 31, 2021 if they have been selected for this year’s book award.