Honours, Prizes and Awards

Graduation Awards, Medals And Prizes

Academic Prizes

Bernard Bate Prize for the Outstanding Capstone Project in Anthropology

The Bernard Bate Prize was established in memory of the late Professor Bernard Bate, a linguistic and sociocultural anthropologist and member of the College’s inaugural faculty. While at Yale-NUS, Professor Bate helped design and teach a number of courses while also serving as Head of Studies for the Anthropology Major. The Prize, supported by members of the College’s faculty and staff as well as Professor Bate’s friends, is awarded to the graduating student who produces the outstanding capstone project in anthropology.

Sheila N. Hayre Prize for Outstanding Capstone Project in Law and Liberal Arts

The Sheila N. Hayre Prize in Law and Liberal Arts is made possible through the generosity of the founding president of Yale-NUS College, Professor Pericles Lewis, and is named in honour of his wife, Sheila N. Hayre, who was a senior lecturer at the NUS Faculty of Law.

Tan Sing Meng Prize for Outstanding Capstone Project in Chinese Studies

The Tan Sing Meng Prize in Chinese Studies is named after Mr Tan Sing Meng, a Mathematics teacher and educator. Born during World War II, Mr Tan was only able to pursue undergraduate studies during his late 20s. However, his early education, which was entirely in Chinese, fuelled his interest in the language as well as Chinese literature and history. Mr Tan hoped to extend this love and passion for Chinese Studies to future generations of students. The Prize is awarded to the graduating student who produces the outstanding capstone project in Chinese Studies. This prize is made possible by Mr Bernard Tan and Ms Angeline Poon.

Outstanding Capstone Project in Arts and Humanities

The prize is awarded to the graduating student who produces the outstanding capstone in Arts and Humanities.

Outstanding Capstone Project in Economics

The prize is awarded to the graduating student who produces the outstanding capstone in Economics.

Outstanding Capstone Project in Environmental Studies

The prize is awarded to the graduating student who produces the outstanding capstone in Environmental Studies.

Outstanding Capstone Project in Global Affairs

The prize is awarded to the graduating student who produces the outstanding capstone in Global Affairs.

Outstanding Capstone Project in History

The prize is awarded to the graduating student who produces the outstanding capstone in History.

Outstanding Capstone Project in Life Sciences

The prize is awarded to the graduating student who produces the outstanding capstone in Life Sciences.

Outstanding Capstone Project in Literature

The prize is awarded to the graduating student who produces the outstanding capstone in Literature.

Outstanding Capstone Project in Mathematical, Computational and Statistical Sciences

The prize is awarded to the graduating student who produces the outstanding capstone in Mathematical, Computational and Statistical Sciences. 

Outstanding Capstone Project in Philosophy

The prize is awarded to the graduating student who produces the outstanding capstone in Philosophy.

Outstanding Capstone Project in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

The prize is awarded to the graduating student who produces the outstanding capstone in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Outstanding Capstone Project in Physical Sciences

The prize is awarded to the graduating student who produces the outstanding capstone in Physical Sciences.

Outstanding Capstone Project in Psychology

The prize is awarded to the graduating student who produces the outstanding capstone in Psychology.

Outstanding Capstone Project in Urban Studies

The prize is awarded to the graduating student who produces the outstanding capstone in Urban Studies.

Non-Academic Awards

Class of 2017 Award

The Class of 2017 Award was established to honour the College’s inaugural senior class. As the College’s first-ever student cohort, members of the Class of 2017 have been instrumental in setting up Yale-NUS College. This award recognises the graduating student who is voted by their peers as having contributed the most towards the College. This prize is made possible by Mrs Doris Sohmen-Pao.

Emerging Young Leader Award

The Emerging Young Leader Award is given to a graduating student who has made tangible, sustained contributions in tackling a local or global challenge, thereby enhancing the quality of life in their communities. This award is made possible by Mdm Kay Kuok.