The William J. Bingham '16 Award
First awarded in 1954, this award is presented annually to the individual who, through integrity, courage, leadership, and ability on the athletic fields, has best served the high purpose of Harvard as exemplified by the late William Bingham. This award goes to our outstanding male athlete
The Radcliffe Prize
Awarded annually since 1975 to the senior woman letterwinner who, through outstanding ability on the playing field, dedication to her sport, and qualities of leadership, best reflects the purposeful achievement of Radcliffe alumnae in every field around the world. The award goes to our outstanding female athlete.
The John P. Reardon '60 Men’s Award
Established in 1987, this award is named in honor of former Athletics Director and Harvard Alumni Association Executive Director Jack Reardon. Nominations come solely from Faculty Deans, Senior Tutors, or Resident Deans. This award is presented each year to the senior male who best exemplifies the qualities of excellent scholarship, character, leadership, and athletic ability—in short, our top male scholar-athlete
The Harvard-Radcliffe Foundation for Women’s Athletics Prize
First presented in 1986, nominations come solely from Faculty Deans, Senior Tutors, or Resident Deans. It is awarded annually to the senior woman who best exemplifies the qualities of excellent scholarship, character, leadership, and athletic ability—in short, our top female scholar-athlete.
The Francis H. Burr '09 Scholarship
The oldest athletics award presented by Harvard. First given in 1918, it is named in memory of former football captain Francis Burr. It is presented each year to two seniors, one male and one female, who combine as nearly as possible Burr’s remarkable qualities of character, leadership, scholarship, and athletic ability.
The Mary G. Paget Prize
Established in 1975 in honor of Mary Guest Paget’s many years of service as Director of Sports, Dance, and Recreation at Radcliffe College. It is presented annually to the member of the senior class who has contributed the most to women’s athletics.
The Francis J. Toland Community Service Award
Created in 2000 in honor of former Senior Associate Director of Athletics Fran Toland’s 41 years of service to Harvard Athletics. The award is presented to the senior student-athlete who has made the most outstanding contribution to Harvard and its neighboring communities.
The Carroll F. Getchell Manager of the Year Award
Established in 1972 and named for the late Carroll Getchell, the longtime business manager for the Athletics Department, this award recognizes the manager in the senior class who has best displayed integrity, courage, leadership, and ability.
The John P. Fadden Award
Established in 1966 in honor of the late John Fadden's service as an athletic trainer and friend to Harvard student-athletes. The award is given annually to a senior varsity, JV, club or intramural student-athlete who has overcome physical adversity to contribute to his or her team.
The Arthur L. Boland Award
Established in 2010 to honor Dr. Arthur Boland’s 40 years of dedicated service to Harvard Athletics. It is presented each year to the senior varsity athlete who will be attending medical school and who best exemplifies those characteristics and qualities which were the hallmark of Dr. Boland’s care for Harvard athletes.
About the Harvard Varsity Club
The Harvard Varsity Club (HVC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which supports Harvard’s community of undergraduate student-athletes, alumni, parents, and friends. Since 1886 we have operated under the mission of preserving the traditions, fostering the ideals, and advancing the interests of Harvard Athletics. | LEARN MORE