Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation

Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award

Main content start

The Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award is presented to the top students of each year’s undergraduate senior engineering class.

Terman scholars attend a celebratory luncheon and invite the most influential secondary school or other pre-college teacher who guided them during the formative stages of their academic career. 

The award is named after Fred Terman who was the fourth dean of the School of Engineering at Stanford, serving from 1944-1958, after which he became the provost at the university, and is generally credited, along with President Wally Sterling, as having started the process that has led Stanford to its present position among the leading universities of the world.