Star Prize

About Star Prize

The Star Family Prizes for Excellence in Advising were established by James A. Star, AB 1983, to recognize and reward individuals who contribute to the College through their exemplary intellectual and personal guidance of undergraduate students.         
                                           Star Prize_recipients 2019

Prizes are awarded each year to twelve advisers:

3 First-year Advisers

Proctors and non-resident Board of First-year Advisers

3 Sophomore Advisers

House tutors who serve in this advising role
3 Concentration Advisers Students’ assigned departmental advisers (faculty or non-faculty are eligible)
3 Faculty Advisers

Thesis advisers or other formal/informal departmental advisers (only faculty are eligible)

If you have any questions about this award, the nomination process, or whether an adviser of yours is eligible to receive a Star Prize, please contact

All nominees and winners of Star awards will receive certificates of distinction, will be publicized to the Harvard community, and will be celebrated at a ceremony in early May.

Past Star Prize Ceremonies

Browse through our publications highlighting Star Prize Nominees and Recipients over the history of the award: