has anyone heard of this?

has anyone heard of the univeristy of rochester bausch and lomb science award?

<p>Yes. My son was given that award last year as a junior. What would you like to know about it?</p>

<p><a href="http://www.bausch.com/us/vision/about/science.jsp%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bausch.com/us/vision/about/science.jsp&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>i got it last year too. is it something that looks good on an app?</p>

<p>It's hard for me to say how good it looks on an application, since I'm not on a college admissions team. It is an honorary award for which the local school selects a recipient, similar to "alumni book awards", but it does indicate that your school's faculty selected you as the top candidate from your school in your year. I know my son included it on his apps where there was room. I'm sure it doesn't look <em>bad</em> but of course your application is a package of materials and this would be only one part. (My son was accepted EA to MIT this year, btw, but I have no idea whether this award played any part in that decision.)</p>

<p>Hey, I got that too! I couldn't find many academic awards, so in that respect I think it helped. Having an award that says you're the best social science/humanities student at your school can't be bad. Plus, if you're applying to U of R, you're eligible for a nice scholarship.</p>

<p>hmmm. thanks guys!</p>

<p>Yeah, I got that last year. I'm pretty sure its an award given to the best science student grade-wise in each of the participating schools. I'm not entirely sure, but if that is true, I would imagine it would be a good thing to put down, especially for science and engineering schools, to show that you excel in science amongst your peers. I put it down wherever I could.</p>