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CYRILLY ABELS SHORT STORY PRIZE The Cyrilly Abels Short Story Prize is awarded for the best short story written by an undergraduate during the academic year. There is no competition for this award; eligible submissions will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

MATTHEW ABRAMSON PRIZE FOR BEST SENIOR THESIS IN FINE ARTS Established in 1999, this prize comes as a bequest from the estate of Matthew Abramson, a former concentrator in the Department of Fine Arts, who graduated with the Class of 1996. Mr. Abramson wrote a senior thesis on the architecture of Le Corbusier and felt it to be one of the most significant experiences of his undergraduate career. Just two years beyond graduation from the College, and about to enter Law School, Mr. Abramson passed away after a brave battle with cancer. He wished to share his appreciation of the valuable experience of writing a thesis with his fellow concentrators and so endowed this prize to recognize annually the greatest achievement of this scholarship by a concentrator in history of art and architecture. There is no competition for this award; the decision is based on the grades submitted by thesis readers, along with a discussion of the relative standing of the winning thesis among all those written during that academic year. For further information, please contact the Department of History of Art and Architecture .

JAMES SLOSS ACKERMAN SENIOR THESIS PRIZE IN ARCHITECTURE This prize is awarded to a senior thesis of the highest merit written on a topic in the history, theory, and/or design of architecture by a concentrator in history of art and architecture. The wide range of subjects and approaches to the study of architecture, across fields and time periods, appropriately reflects the legacy of Professor James Sloss Ackerman (1919–2016) and his rigorous and innovative scholarship. Ackerman joined the faculty at Harvard University in 1960, where he taught and advised generations of students and served as the Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Fine Arts from 1983 until his retirement in 1990. His methodology situated architecture within the broader contexts of cultural and intellectual history. From the mid-1960s, Ackerman was the most widely read architectural historian in America, and his seminal studies on Michelangelo (1961–1964) and Palladio (1964) appealed to both specialists and non-specialists alike. Ackerman’s last book, Origins, Invention, Revision: Studying the History of Art and Architecture (2016), presented essays on diverse topics including reflections on his own interest in architecture, which was formed through his military service in Italy in World War II. During his career, Ackerman received many prestigious honors and awards, culminating in 2001 with the Balzan Prize for achievement in architectural history and urbanism and the Paul Kristeller citation of the Renaissance Society of America for lifetime achievement. The James Sloss Ackerman Senior Thesis Prize in Architecture is supported through a gift made by Ackerman’s family, friends, students, and colleagues. For further information, please contact the Department of History of Art and Architecture .

ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS PRIZE The Academy of American Poets—a national organization with its headquarters in New York, which sponsors a wide range of prizes, poetry reading series, etc.—offers, through the Department of English at Harvard, as at a number of other colleges and universities, an annual prize for the best poem or group of poems by an undergraduate student or a candidate for the A.L.B. at the Harvard Extension School. Poems must be submitted to the Department of English by the deadline. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

GEORGE PLIMPTON ADAMS PRIZE From the fund established in 1974 for the Department of Philosophy by Beatrice Carrier Seegal in memory of Professor George Plimpton Adams, who guided her philosophy studies at the University of California, a prize will be awarded to a College and/or Graduate School of Arts and Sciences student submitting a dissertation on a subject designated by the Department of Philosophy, preferably in the field of history of philosophy. All senior honors theses and all doctoral dissertations that are eligible under the terms of this prize will be considered without special application. For further information, please contact the Department of Philosophy .

ANA AGUADO PRIZE The Ana Aguado Prize is awarded for the best research paper addressing topics in environmental, energy, and natural-resource economics written by a doctoral student during the academic year. For further information, please contact the Program Manager of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program .

ALBERT ALCALAY PRIZE Artist Albert Alcalay, a retired faculty member of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, established this prize in 1986 to be awarded to the best student in Visual and Environmental Studies workshop studios as judged by a departmental committee of painting, sculpture, drawing, graphic and environmental design faculty. The competition is open to all undergraduates enrolled in Visual and Environmental Studies workshop studios. Projects will be considered without special application by students. For further information, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies .

ALWALEED BIN TALAL DISSERTATION PRIZE IN ISLAMIC STUDIES The Alwaleed Bin Talal Dissertation Prize in Islamic Studies recognizes students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences who make original contributions to current scholarly discourse on Islam and Muslim societies, past and present. The prize is open to all academic disciplines in the GSAS. Dissertations will be evaluated based on the quality of research, originality of topic, clarity of expression, and strength of argument. A letter of nomination from a faculty advisor is required. For further information, please contact the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program .

ALWALEED BIN TALAL UNDERGRADUATE THESIS PRIZE IN ISLAMIC STUDIES The Alwaleed Bin Talal Undergraduate Thesis Prize in Islamic Studies recognizes students who make original contributions to current scholarly discourse on Islam and Muslim societies, past and present. The prize is open to all academic disciplines. Theses will be evaluated based on the quality of research, originality of topic, clarity of expression, and strength of argument. Students may self-nominate; however, nominations from faculty advisors are encouraged. For further information, please contact the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program .

RICHARD GLOVER AMES AND HENRY RUSSELL AMES AWARD The Richard Glover Ames and Henry Russell Ames Award was created in 1935 in memory of two sons who gave their lives to save their father at sea. Two members of the senior class “who have shown energy in helping themselves and who exhibit as well the sterling character and the inspiring leadership that were the qualities of Richard and Henry Ames” are chosen by the Class Committee based on nominations from classmates, faculty, staff, and coaches. For further information, please contact the Harvard Alumni Association .

PHYLLIS ANDERSON PRIZE FOR PLAYWRITING To encourage playwriting at Harvard, the playwright Robert Anderson, Class of 1939, established a prize in memory of his wife, Phyllis, to be awarded for the best play submitted by an undergraduate or a graduate student enrolled at Harvard between September and May of the competition year. All one-act and full-length plays, musicals, and operas not previously produced are eligible for entry. Entries should be submitted by the deadline to the Director of Artistic Programs & Dramaturg of the American Repertory Theater. For further information, please contact the Director of Artistic Programs & Dramaturg of the  American Repertory Theater .

WILLIAM J. ANDERSON PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING STUDENT IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENTAL AND REGENERATIVE BIOLOGY The William J. Anderson Prize, named in honor of the first Director of Undergraduate Studies, is given to an exceptional graduating senior in the human developmental and regenerative biology (HDRB) concentration. The prize will recognize creative approaches to tackling biological problems. Heavy consideration will be given to scientific aptitude, which is ordinarily demonstrated by an exceptional undergraduate thesis. Rigor of coursework and strength of character will also be carefully considered. Eligible students must be nominated in order to be considered by the selection committee. The winner will be announced at the HDRB Senior Celebration on Class Day and will receive an award of $6,000 in addition to their name listed on a plaque located in the ground floor lobby of Sherman Fairchild. For further information, please contact the Education Coordinator for HDRB .

SOPHIA DE MELLO BREYNER ANDRESEN PRIZE This prize is for the best paper written in Portuguese by an undergraduate student about Portuguese culture or literature. The paper must have been submitted as a requirement to one of the courses offered in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. For further information, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Portuguese in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures .

KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH PRIZE This prize was established in 2005 by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Henry Finder. The Kwame Anthony Appiah Prize is named for our distinguished colleague who served the department from 1991 to 2002. Kwame Anthony Appiah was the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, before moving to New York University in 2014. He currently holds an appointment at NYU’s Department of Philosophy and NYU’s School of Law. The premier philosopher in African and African American Studies, Professor Appiah also provided kind guidance to our students in his roles as Head Tutor and Director of Graduate Studies. This prize honors the graduating senior who has written the most outstanding thesis relating to the African diaspora. For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies .

RUDOLF ARNHEIM PRIZE The Rudolf Arnheim Prize was established in 1974 upon his retirement as Professor of the Psychology of Art. The prize is for the most outstanding project that achieves excellence through interdisciplinary effort or to the project that demonstrates excellence in scholarly research integrated with visual communication. The competition is open to all undergraduates enrolled in courses in the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies and working on individual projects. Projects will be considered without special application by students. For further information, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies .

WILLIAM HARRIS ARNOLD AND GERTRUDE WELD ARNOLD PRIZE This prize was established in the Department of English in 1941 through the bequest of Gertrude Weld Arnold and is given in memory of William Harris Arnold and his wife, Gertrude Weld Arnold, who shared with him the interest and pleasure of book collecting. A prize may be awarded to a student in Harvard College or the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences who submits “the most understanding essay on the true spirit of book collecting.” A second prize may be awarded in any year in which two deserving essays are submitted, if income is available from previous years when an award was not made. Since the terms of bequest express a hope that the recipient will use the prize money “in a way which will best further the student’s knowledge of literature and so of books,” preference will be given to essays by students who indicate such intentions. Essays must not exceed 10,000 words and must be submitted to the Department of English by the deadline. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

SANTO J. AURELIO PRIZE Santo Joseph Aurelio, A.L.B. 1983, A.L.M. 1985, received his first two degrees at the Harvard Extension School after the age of 50. He went on to earn a doctorate and to enter a new profession, college teaching, after a career of more than 35 years as an official court reporter for the Massachusetts Superior Court. This prize recognizes academic achievement and character for undergraduate degree recipients more than 50 years of age. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Harvard Extension School .

JOSEPH L. BARRETT AWARD This award was established in memory of Joseph Barrett, Class of 1973, who exemplified the qualities of intelligence, warmth, sensitivity, and extraordinary openness to the experiences of his fellow men and women. Over the course of his time at Harvard, Joe pondered the meanings of life, learning, and growth. He was especially interested in how students could support one another in their struggles. This award is made to commemorate Joe and to recognize and honor other young people at Harvard College who share Joe’s interest in trying to enhance the learning of others. There is no application for this award; eligible students are nominated by Academic Resource Center staff, and the recipient is selected by the Director of the Academic Resource Center. For further information, please contact the Academic Resource Center .

BECHTEL PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY Through the generosity of Edwin De T. Bechtel, a prize will be awarded annually for the best essay on a philosophical subject. Any philosophical topic is admissible as long as it can be treated with little or no use of technical symbols. The prize is open to students registered in Harvard College or in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. It will be awarded by a Committee of the Department of Philosophy. Essays must not exceed 10,000 words. For further information, please contact the Department of Philosophy .

LOUIS BEGLEY PRIZE This prize was created in 1999 to honor the contribution of Louis Begley, Class of 1954, to the general health and prosperity of the Harvard Advocate , which he served for many years as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Board. During that time, Begley, both a distinguished lawyer with the firm of Debevoise & Plimpton and a novelist of increasing renown, labored to ensure that the nation’s oldest college literary journal was both solvent and an object worthy of aesthetic pride. The prize will be awarded annually to the best work of fiction submitted by an undergraduate to the magazine; the judge will be an established writer of fiction. For further information, please contact the Harvard Advocate .

JEREMY BELKNAP PRIZE By the gift of Philippe Belknap Marcou, of the Class of 1876, the Jeremy Belknap Prize Fund was established. The prize is for the best French composition written by a first-year undergraduate student. The competition is open to students who, at admission, have met the foreign language requirement in French, provided they have not had exceptional opportunities for acquiring the language. Students must register for the competition at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures by the deadline. For further information, please contact the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures .

HELEN CHOATE BELL PRIZE These prizes were established by friends of Mrs. Helen Choate Bell to commemorate her connection with American literature. They are open to any student in the University and are awarded for merit in the field of American literature. This award is a prize for the best essay of 5,000 to 10,000 words on a subject in American literature. Excellence in form as well as content will be required. Essays prepared for Harvard courses may be submitted. Manuscripts of essays and of substantially completed theses must be submitted to the Department of English by the deadline. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

HELEN CHOATE BELL PRIZE FOR Ph.D. THESIS These prizes were established by friends of Mrs. Helen Choate Bell to commemorate her connection with American literature. They are open to any student in the University and are awarded for merit in the field of American literature. This award is a prize for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis on a subject in American literature, completed any time during the twelve months prior to the deadline for submission. Manuscripts of essays and of substantially completed theses must be submitted to the Department of English by the deadline. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

LILLIAN BELL PRIZE IN HISTORY The Lillian Bell Prize in History, established by Lillian Bell, Class of 1926, on the sixtieth anniversary of her graduation from Radcliffe College, is awarded annually to an undergraduate who, in the judgment of the Department of History, has written the best paper on the Holocaust or other major twentieth-century event involving human tragedy. For further information, please contact the Department of History .

ROBERT T. BENJAMIN PRIZE Established in the memory of Robert T. Benjamin, Class of 1938, by family, classmates, and other friends, the Robert T. Benjamin Memorial Fund is awarded annually to an Eliot House sophomore or junior. The prize recipient shall be an individual of high academic promise, with broad interests and deep humanitarian concerns, one who has contributed significantly through extracurricular activities to the Harvard community and/or to the outside community. There is no competition for this award; the recipient shall be chosen by the Faculty Dean from a pool of candidates recommended by the House Tutors. For further information, please contact Eliot House .

JAMES GORDON BENNETT PRIZE A prize from a fund established by the late James Gordon Bennett is offered for the best essay in English prose on some subject of American governmental, domestic, or foreign policy of contemporaneous interest. This prize is open only to members of the senior class in Harvard College and to special students in their third or fourth year who have taken courses in political science and English literature. The subject may, within the limits set down above, be chosen by each competitor for him- or herself, subject to the approval of the Committee on Prizes in Political Science. No prize will be awarded to any essay that is not, in the opinion of the judges, worthy of publication. Essays that have received other prizes, or have been presented for academic recognition elsewhere than in Harvard University, or have been published before the making of the award, shall not be admissible. All senior honors theses that are eligible under the terms of this prize will be considered without special application. For further information, please contact the Department of Government .

PHILO SHERMAN BENNETT PRIZE A prize from a fund established by the late Philo Sherman Bennett of New Haven, Connecticut, is offered for the best essay discussing the principles of free government. This prize is open only to members of the senior class. The subject may, within the limits set down above, be chosen by each competitor for him- or herself, subject to the approval of the Committee on Prizes in Political Science. No prize will be awarded to any essay that is not, in the opinion of the judges, worthy of publication. Essays that have received other prizes, or have been presented for academic recognition elsewhere than in Harvard University, or have been published before the making of the award, shall not be admissible. All senior honors theses that are eligible under the terms of this prize will be considered without special application. For further information, please contact the Department of Government .

COURTNEY S. BLAIR AWARD This award was established by friends in loving memory of Courtney Simone Blair (Honorary Class of 2019), who passed away in 2018 before the beginning of her senior year. The Courtney S. Blair Award annually honors a Dunster House student who, according to their peers in Dunster House, demonstrates entrepreneurial drive, academic excellence, a contagious sense of humor, and unyielding loyalty to friends.

BERNHARD BLUME AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE STUDY OF GERMANIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES The Bernhard Blume Awards for Excellence in the Study of Germanic Languages and Literatures were established in 1969 by an anonymous donor in honor of Bernhard Blume, Kuno Francke Professor of German Art and Culture, Emeritus . There is no competition for these awards; recipients are selected by a departmental faculty committee. For further information, please contact the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures .

First-Year Graduate Award —An award is given to the second-year graduate student in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, or in the Department of Comparative Literature whose major field is German, who attained the most outstanding record in coursework during their first year of study.

Second-Year Graduate Award —An award is given to the third-year graduate student in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, or in the Department of Comparative Literature whose major field is German, who attained the most outstanding record in coursework during their second year of study.

Undergraduate Award —An award is given to the graduating senior concentrator in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, or in the History and Literature program provided the major field is German, who has written the best honors thesis and whose performance in courses offered toward concentration is of equal merit.

“THE BOHEMIANS” (NEW YORK MUSICIANS CLUB) PRIZE By the gift from “The Bohemians” (New York Musicians Club) there has been established in the Department of Music a prize in original musical composition. The competition is open to undergraduates or to members of any graduate school of the University. The interest of this bequest will be awarded for an original composition for one or two instruments. Manuscripts should be presented to the administrator of the Department of Music. For further information, please contact the Department of Music .

DEREK C. BOK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHING OF UNDERGRADUATES The award is given each year to five teaching fellows who have been nominated by their departments. The recipients are chosen from the list of nominees by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The award includes a monetary prize from a gift given by David G. Nathan, A.B. 1951, M.D. 1955, the Robert A. Stranahan Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and his wife, Jean Louise Friedman Nathan. For further information, please contact the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at gsasacademicprograms at fas.harvard.edu.

DEREK BOK PUBLIC SERVICE PRIZE This prize, in honor of the commitment of former president Derek Bok to adult continuing education and to effective advocacy of community service activities, is awarded annually to degree recipients at the Harvard Extension School who, while pursuing academic studies and professional careers, also give generously of their time and skills to improve the quality of life for others in the larger community. The prize was established by generous gifts from the Harvard Extension Alumni Association. For further information, please contact the Harvard Extension School .

CHARLES JOSEPH BONAPARTE SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE From the bequest of Ellen C. Bonaparte “to endow a scholarship in memory of my late husband, Charles Joseph Bonaparte (Class of 1871).” An award to be made “at the end of the junior year to that member of the class concentrating in government who, without regard to financial need, has the highest academic distinction in that subject.” For further information, please contact the Undergraduate Program Office in the Department of Government .

FRANCIS BOOTT PRIZE From the income of the bequest of Francis Boott, of the Class of 1831, a prize has been established for the writer of the best composition in concerted vocal music. The competition is open to undergraduates or to members of any graduate school of the University. The prize is offered for the best composition for chorus of not less than three nor more than eight parts, either a cappella or with accompaniment for piano, organ, or small instrumental ensemble. The choice of text, which may be either sacred or secular, is left to the contestant. Compositions must be presented to the administrator of the Department of Music. For further information, please contact the Department of Music .

WILLIAM AND MARY LEE BOSSERT PRIZE William H. Bossert, David B. Arnold, Jr., Professor of Science, Emeritus , and Mary Lee Norman Bossert served as Master and Co-Master of Lowell House for 23 years. After their retirement from the House in 1998, the Senior Common Room established a prize to be given annually to a sophomore or a junior with exceptional academic ability and a commitment to a broad range of the sciences and who shares one or more of the Bosserts’ many interests. For further information, please contact Lowell House .

BOSTON RUSKIN CLUB PRIZE A prize, the gift of the Boston Ruskin Club, is awarded for the best essay on the life, work, or interests of John Ruskin, unless no essay is submitted that, in the opinion of the Department of English, seems worthy of the prize. The competition is open to all students in the University. Manuscripts must be submitted to the Department of English by the deadline. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

BOWDOIN PRIZES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS The Bowdoin Prizes, some of Harvard’s oldest and most prestigious student awards, are designed to recognize essays of originality and high literary merit, written in a way that engages both specialists and non-specialists. Established in 1791, the Bowdoin Prizes have been awarded to many notable Harvard students, among them the philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson; the former Harvard presidents Charles Eliot and Nathan Pusey; the historians Henry Adams, Susan Pedersen, and Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.; the novelist John Updike; the writer and philosopher Alain LeRoy Locke; and the journalist Faith Salie. Each winner of a Bowdoin Prize receives, in addition to a sum of money, a medal and a certificate, and his or her name is printed in the Commencement program.

The Bowdoin Prizes are funded by the income of the bequest of Governor James Bowdoin, A.B. 1745, which was, in 1901, increased by George Sullivan Bowdoin. Any candidate for a higher degree from Harvard University who holds a bachelor’s degree and who has been in residence at Harvard University since the beginning of the academic year may compete for these prizes.

Graduate Essays in the English Language —Two prizes of $3,500 each are open for competition to graduate students for essays of high literary merit in any field of learning. Submissions should be addressed to the non-specialist. Parts of doctoral dissertations are eligible. If a thesis chapter is submitted, it must be modified so that it stands alone as a complete essay. Essays already submitted for prizes outside of Harvard University are not admissible. Essays that are already published are not admissible. Essays submitted for publication (but not yet published) are acceptable.

Essays submitted to the competition must not exceed 7,500 words, including notes and references. Each manuscript must have a title page that conforms to the required specifications, including a one-sentence epitome of the essay and a word count. A pseudonym is required. For further information, please contact the Prize Office .

Graduate Essay in the Natural Sciences —A prize of $3,500 is open for competition to graduate students for an essay of high literary merit on a subject in any of the natural sciences. Submissions should be addressed to the non-specialist but may include technical data. Parts of dissertations, suitably modified for presentation to the general reader, are acceptable. Essays already submitted for prizes outside of Harvard University are not admissible. Essays that are already published are not admissible. Essays submitted for publication (but not yet published) are acceptable.

Essays submitted to the competition must not exceed 7,500 words, including notes and references. Mathematical or other technical symbols may be used if an explanation is provided. Abbreviations should be avoided. Each manuscript must have a title page that conforms to the required specifications, including a one-sentence epitome of the essay and a word count. A pseudonym is required. For further information, please contact the Prize Office .

Graduate Composition in Greek —A prize of $3,500 is offered for an original essay in Classical Greek. The essay may be on any subject chosen by the competitor and must contain at least 1,000 words. Dissertations offered for the degree of Ph.D. in Harvard University are admissible. If a thesis chapter is submitted, it must be modified so that it stands alone as a complete essay. Essays already submitted for prizes outside of Harvard University are not admissible. Essays that are already published are not admissible. Essays submitted for publication (but not yet published) are acceptable.

Each manuscript must be submitted to the Department of the Classics by the deadline. A student who is to receive his or her degree at midyear, however, must submit his or her manuscript on or before the day following the first day of the fall term reading period. For further information about the Bowdoin Prize for Graduate Composition in Greek, please contact the Department of the Classics .

Graduate Composition in Latin —A prize of $3,500 is offered for an original essay in Classical Latin. The essay may be on any subject chosen by the competitor and must contain at least 1,000 words. Dissertations offered for the degree of Ph.D. in Harvard University are admissible. If a thesis chapter is submitted, it must be modified so that it stands alone as a complete essay. Essays already submitted for prizes outside of Harvard University are not admissible. Essays that are already published are not admissible. Essays submitted for publication (but not yet published) are acceptable.

Each manuscript must be submitted to the Department of the Classics by the deadline. A student who is to receive his or her degree at midyear, however, must submit his or her manuscript on or before the day following the first day of the fall term reading period. For further information about the Bowdoin Prize for Graduate Composition in Latin, please contact the Department of the Classics .

BOWDOIN PRIZES FOR UNDERGRADUATES The Bowdoin Prizes, some of Harvard’s oldest and most prestigious student awards, are designed to recognize essays of originality and high literary merit, written in a way that engages both specialists and non-specialists. Established in 1791, the Bowdoin Prizes have been awarded to many notable Harvard students, among them the philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson; the former Harvard presidents Charles Eliot and Nathan Pusey; the historians Henry Adams, Susan Pedersen, and Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.; the novelist John Updike; the writer and philosopher Alain LeRoy Locke; and the journalist Faith Salie. Each winner of a Bowdoin Prize receives, in addition to a sum of money, a medal and a certificate, and his or her name is printed in the Commencement program.

The Bowdoin Prizes are funded by the income of the bequest of Governor James Bowdoin, A.B. 1745, which was, in 1901, increased by George Sullivan Bowdoin. Undergraduates resident in Harvard College who do not hold an academic degree or have not fulfilled the requirements therefor may compete for these prizes.

Undergraduate Essays in the English Language —Two prizes of $3,500 each are open for competition to undergraduate students for essays of high literary merit in any field of learning. Submissions should be addressed to the non-specialist. Essays or theses that form part of the regular work in a course may be offered in competition. If a thesis chapter is submitted, it must be modified so that it stands alone as a complete essay. Essays already submitted for prizes outside of Harvard University are not admissible. Essays that are already published are not admissible. Essays submitted for publication (but not yet published) are acceptable.

Undergraduate Essay in the Natural Sciences —A prize of $3,500 is open for competition to undergraduate students for an essay of high literary merit on a subject in any of the natural sciences. Submissions should be addressed to the non-specialist but may include technical data. Parts of theses, suitably modified for presentation to the general reader, are acceptable. Essays already submitted for prizes outside of Harvard University are not admissible. Essays that are already published are not admissible. Essays submitted for publication (but not yet published) are acceptable.

Undergraduate Translation into Greek —A prize of $3,500 is offered for the best translation into Classical Greek of the selection chosen by the Department of the Classics. Copies of these passages will be available on the website of the Department of the Classics. Each manuscript must be submitted to the Department of the Classics by the deadline. A student who is to receive his or her degree at midyear, however, must submit his or her manuscript on or before the day following the first day of the fall term reading period. For further information about the Bowdoin Prize for Undergraduate Translation into Greek, please contact the Department of the Classics .

Undergraduate Translation into Latin —A prize of $3,500 is offered for the best translation into Classical Latin of the selection chosen by the Department of the Classics. Copies of these passages will be available on the website of the Department of the Classics. Each manuscript must be submitted to the Department of the Classics by the deadline. A student who is to receive his or her degree at midyear, however, must submit his or her manuscript on or before the day following the first day of the fall term reading period. For further information about the Bowdoin Prize for Undergraduate Translation into Latin, please contact the Department of the Classics .

FRANCIS BOWEN PRIZE The Francis Bowen Prize was established in 1938 by a bequest from Miss Maria Bowen as a memorial to her father, who held the Alford Professorship of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity from 1853 to 1889. The prize will be awarded annually for the best essay upon a subject in moral or political philosophy. Participation is open to students registered in Harvard College or in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The prize will be awarded by a committee of the Department of Philosophy. Essays must not exceed 10,000 words. For further information, please contact the Department of Philosophy .

BOYLSTON PRIZES FOR ELOCUTION The Boylston Prizes for Elocution were established in 1817 by Ward Nicholas Boylston in honor of his uncle, Nicholas Boylston, who in 1772 established the Boylston Professorship of Rhetoric and Oratory. Prizes will be awarded after a competition open to seniors, juniors, and sophomores in good standing. The prizes are given “for the delivery of memorized selections from English, Greek, or Latin literature,” not to exceed five minutes in length. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

DAVID STEVEN BRAVERMAN PRIZE The David Steven Braverman Memorial Fund was established in memory of David Braverman, A.B. 1982 ( summa cum laude ), who died during his first term at the Yale Medical School. David Braverman graduated first in his class, was an active member of Adams House, and was a chemistry concentrator. He was also an accomplished pianist who participated in the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra and Glee Club. The fund honors and supports the arts, particularly music, which were so important a part of David Braverman’s life, with two different kinds of awards. The David Steven Braverman Prize is given to a senior in Adams House who demonstrates the breadth and excellence of David’s own work while an undergraduate. It is given to the student who, while pursuing a concentration not closely allied to the arts, demonstrates great talent and commitment to the performing arts, particularly, but not exclusively, music. There is no competition for this award; the winner is selected by the Faculty Dean, the Allston Burr Resident Dean, and the Tutors of Adams House. The fund also provides grants to undergraduates in Adams House for lessons in musical performance. The grants are made by the Faculty Dean of Adams House, in consultation with the Music Tutor of the House. For further information, please contact Adams House .

LE BARON RUSSELL BRIGGS COMMENCEMENT PRIZE In accordance with the terms of the Sanford H. E. Freund Fund, a prize, named in honor of Le Baron Russell Briggs, Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory, Emeritus , was established in 1964 to be awarded annually to a member of the graduating class of Harvard College who delivers the undergraduate English dissertation at the Commencement exercises. Posters will be distributed to all University buildings in the early spring announcing the details of the competition for all three Commencement orations. For further information, please contact the Commencement Office .

LE BARON RUSSELL BRIGGS FICTION PRIZE In accordance with the terms of the Sanford H. E. Freund Fund, the Department of English awards prizes named in memory of Le Baron Russell Briggs, Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory, Emeritus . The Le Baron Russell Briggs Fiction Prize will be given for the best story written by an undergraduate in the College during the year. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

LE BARON RUSSELL BRIGGS HONORS THESIS IN ENGLISH PRIZE In accordance with the terms of the Sanford H. E. Freund Fund, the Department of English awards prizes named in memory of Le Baron Russell Briggs, Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory, Emeritus . The Le Baron Russell Briggs Honors Thesis in English Prize will be chosen from the outstanding senior honors theses in the Department of English. Theses will be considered without special application by students. As funds allow, prizes to help support “a year of literary studies [here or] abroad” (not necessarily as an enrolled student in a university) are awarded to a graduating senior or seniors with a distinguished overall record as an honors concentrator. Students will be notified of their eligibility for such awards. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

REUBEN A. BROWER PRIZE This prize was established in memory of Reuben Arthur Brower, Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English Literature and Master of Adams House from 1954 to 1968. It is awarded to the senior who has achieved excellence in the humanities and lives in Adams House. There is no competition for this award; the winner is selected by the Faculty Dean, Resident Dean, and Tutors of Adams House. For further information, please contact Adams House .

EMILY AND CHARLES CARRIER PRIZE From the income of a fund established in 1974 for the Department of Philosophy by Beatrice Carrier Seegal in memory of her parents, Emily and Charles Carrier, a prize will be awarded to a College and/or Graduate School of Arts and Sciences student submitting a dissertation on a subject in social, political, or moral philosophy. All senior honors theses and doctoral dissertations that are eligible under the terms of this prize will be considered without special application. For further information, please contact the Department of Philosophy .

EDWARD M. CHASE PRIZE A prize from a fund established by the late Edward M. Chase of Manchester, New Hampshire, is offered for the best essay on a subject relating to the promotion of world peace. The prize is open to any student of the University in any of its departments. The competition is open on the same terms as the competition for the Sumner Prize, and essays submitted for either prize may be considered for the other. The subject may, within the limits set down above, be chosen by each competitor, subject to the approval of the Committee on Prizes in Political Science. No prize will be awarded to any essay that is not, in the opinion of the judges, worthy of publication. Essays that have received other prizes, or have been presented for academic recognition elsewhere than in Harvard University, or have been published before the making of the award, shall not be admissible. All doctoral dissertations that are eligible under the terms of the prize will be considered without special application. All other essays or dissertations must be submitted by the deadline to the Department of Government. For further information, please contact the Department of Government .

DAVID TAGGART CLARK PRIZE FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE LATIN COMMENCEMENT ORATION From the bequest of David Taggart Clark, of the Class of 1892, this prize fund was established in 1956. The prize is awarded to a member of the graduating class of Harvard College selected to make the Latin oration at Commencement. Posters will be distributed to all University buildings in the early spring announcing the details of the competition for all three Commencement orations. For further information, please contact the Commencement Office .

CLASS OF 1955/ROBERT T. COOLIDGE UNDERGRADUATE THESIS PRIZE IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES The Committee on Medieval Studies will award one prize of $1,000 for the best senior thesis on any topic in medieval studies. Students in all concentrations are eligible for consideration. For further information, please contact the Committee on Medieval Studies .

CLASSICAL RECEPTION THESIS PRIZE This prize is awarded by the Department of the Classics for the best senior thesis in the area of classical reception. There is no competition for this award; eligible theses will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of the Classics .

DEPARTMENT OF THE CLASSICS PRIZE IN ANCIENT HISTORY This prize is awarded by the Department of the Classics for the best senior thesis in ancient history. There is no competition for this award; eligible theses will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of the Classics .

DEPARTMENT OF THE CLASSICS PRIZES The Department of the Classics awards several prizes annually to seniors who have demonstrated excellence in Latin and/or Greek. There is no competition for these awards; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of the Classics .

JOHN CLIVE PRIZE Professor John Clive began teaching in History and Literature in 1952 and, with a few interruptions, continued to work in the program until his retirement in 1989. Generations of students in History and Literature were inspired by his enthusiasm and nurtured by his warmth. The John Clive Prize is awarded in his memory to a senior in History and Literature who wrote a thesis of high distinction on a topic related to Britain. There is no competition for this award; eligible theses will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature .

COLTON AWARD The Colton Award was established in 1995 from the residuary bequest of Hattie K. Colton. Funds were given to Harvard College to be used for an annual award for excellence in the preparation of a senior thesis in the Department of History. There is no competition for this award; eligible theses will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of History .

COOLIDGE DEBATING PRIZES From the income of the gift of T. Jefferson Coolidge, of the Class of 1850, prizes for debating were established in 1899. Equal prizes are offered for the two best speakers in the trial debates for the Harvard-Yale-Princeton Intercollegiate Debates. If the debate with either Yale or Princeton, or with both, should be omitted in any year, the income of the prize fund is to be used for prizes that “shall be awarded in such manner as the Corporation shall deem for the best interest of debating at the College.” For further information, please contact the Dean of Students Office .

COUNCIL PRIZE IN VISUAL ARTS This prize recognizes outstanding work by a Harvard undergraduate in the field of visual arts, which includes but is not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, film, and video. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Office for the Arts .

ANNAMAE AND ALLAN R. CRITE PRIZES Established by the Harvard Extension School and the Harvard Extension Alumni Association in honor of Annamae Crite, who for more than a half century faithfully attended Extension courses, and her son, Allan R. Crite, A.B. in Extension Studies 1968, who is widely recognized as the dean of African American artists in the Greater Boston area, this prize is awarded to Extension School degree recipients who demonstrate a “singular dedication to learning and the arts.” There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Harvard Extension School .

GERDA RICHARDS CROSBY PRIZE IN GOVERNMENT By gifts of numerous friends of the late Gerda Richards Crosby (A.M. 1923, Ph.D. 1933), a prize has been established to be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of Government to a candidate for the degree of A.B. with honors for excellence in meeting the requirements for that concentration. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Undergraduate Program Office in the Department of Government .

EDWARD CHANDLER CUMMING PRIZE From a fund established at Harvard in 1962, in memory of Edward Chandler Cumming, Class of 1954, a prize is to be awarded each year to that member of the senior class concentrating in the field of history and literature whose honors essay is of the highest distinction. There is no competition for this award; eligible essays will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature . 

EUGENE R. CUMMINGS SENIOR THESIS PRIZE IN LGBT STUDIES Eugene R. Cummings, the son of an Irish immigrant schoolteacher from Fall River, Massachusetts, was a gay student at the Harvard Dental School who ended his life on June 11, 1920, just days short of receiving his degree, after being interrogated and informed that he would be expelled by the “Secret Court” that purged gay men from Harvard in 1920. The Eugene R. Cummings Senior Thesis Prize in LGBT Studies was established to ensure that his name and experiences will not be forgotten and that future generations will have opportunities for self-expression that were denied to Mr. Cummings.

A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the best senior thesis on a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender studies topic from any department or program at Harvard. The thesis should focus on LGBT subject matter, rather than touching on LGBT issues tangentially. Theses may be submitted by a faculty member or by an undergraduate; there is no formal nomination process. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in Women, Gender, and Sexuality .

LOUIS CURTIS PRIZE A prize from the fund established by Louis Curtis, of the Class of 1870, is awarded annually for excellence in Latin to a senior who has concentrated in any of the fields of concentration of which Latin forms a part. Recommendation for the prize is made by the Department of the Classics on the evidence of excellence in courses in Latin and in such requirements for honors as demonstrate proficiency in Latin. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of the Classics .

DAVID ROCKEFELLER CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES THESIS PRIZE IN HISTORY AND LITERATURE The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) Thesis Prize in History and Literature honors a senior thesis of high distinction in the field of Latin America. This prize is awarded by the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature and carries a monetary award. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature .

DEAN’S PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING A.L.M. THESIS OR CAPSTONE Awarded for the first time in 1996, the Dean’s Prize recognizes the thesis or capstone that embodies the highest level of scholarship. Prizes are awarded in various disciplines of the Extension School’s Master’s Degree Program. There is no competition for this award; eligible submissions will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Harvard Extension School .

ARTHUR P. DEMPSTER AWARD The Arthur P. Dempster Fund “will support and recognize promising graduate students within the Department of Statistics, in particular those who have made significant contributions to theoretical or foundational research in statistics.” It will be an annual award with a prize minimum of $2,000. The expectation is to award one per year, though the faculty reserves the right to award two or none in any particular year depending on the quality of the submissions. For further information, please contact the Department of Statistics . 

PADMA DESAI PRIZE IN ECONOMIC SCIENCE  The Padma Desai Prize in Economic Science is awarded annually for exemplary research by a graduate student in the Department of Economics. The winning dissertation will be chosen by a committee of the Department of Economics. For further information, please contact the Department of Economics . 

DETUR BOOK PRIZE  The Detur Book Prize is one of the oldest prizes at Harvard College. It recognizes sophomores who attained very high academic standing in their first three terms at the College (prior to starting in a concentration) and honors them with a book of their choice. To qualify, students must be enrolled and in good standing for both terms of their first year as well as the first term of their sophomore year.

The Prize has its origins in the bequest of Edward Hopkins (1600–1657), an early governor of Connecticut, to Harvard College and the neighboring Cambridge grammar school “to give some Encouragement unto those foreign Plantations for the breeding up of Hopeful youth in the way of Learning . . . for the publick Service of the Country in future times.” The name “Detur” comes from the Latin detur digniori , “to the more worthy let it be given.”

The books chosen by the prize recipients are embossed with the Harvard and Detur seals and presented to the students at a ceremony hosted by the Dean of the College early in the spring term. For further information, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Education . 

DAVID HERBERT DONALD PRIZE The students and academic friends of Professor Donald have established this prize in 1991 as a tribute to his distinguished teaching career and the extraordinary time and energy he has given to his many students. The prize is awarded to the graduating senior in the Department of History whose work in American history best exemplifies the high standards of erudition, original thought, and elegant prose embodied in the career of David Herbert Donald. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of History . 

LOUISE DONOVAN AWARD The Louise Donovan Award is given to a Harvard student who has made a substantial contribution to undergraduate arts behind the scenes (e.g., as a director, producer, accompanist, or set designer). This award is given in honor of Louise Donovan, who, throughout her distinguished career at Radcliffe College, was a role model of unselfish, effective support for the arts. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Office for the Arts .

W. E. B. DU BOIS AWARD Established in 2003, the Du Bois Prize is given to the graduating senior in African studies with the highest grade point average. The first African American to be awarded a Ph.D. from Harvard University (1895), Du Bois attended in London the first Pan-African Congress (1900) and was elected Secretary of the organization. By 1962, Du Bois’s dedication to Africa culminated in his decision to become a citizen of Ghana. This award celebrates the connection between Du Bois and the African continent. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies .

DUDLEY COMMUNITY BOOK PRIZE From a fund established by David Blomquist, Assistant Senior Tutor in Dudley House and Teaching Fellow in Government from 1978 to 1982, a prize is to be awarded to that member of Dudley House receiving financial assistance from Harvard College who has demonstrated the greatest promise and progress during his or her years at Harvard. Ordinarily, one student—usually a graduating senior—is selected for the prize annually. Recipients are designated by the Faculty Dean in consultation with the Allston Burr Resident Dean and other House staff. For further information, please contact Dudley Community .

JOHN DUNLOP UNDERGRADUATE THESIS PRIZE IN BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT The John Dunlop Thesis Prize in Business and Government is an annual award for Harvard undergraduates, provided by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Kennedy School.

Established in 2007, the award is given to the Harvard College graduating senior who writes the best thesis on a challenging public policy issue at the interface of business and government. Papers that examine the business-government interface with respect to regulation, corporate responsibility, energy, the environment, health care, education, technology, and human rights are particularly encouraged; however, papers on other topics will also be considered.

The prize is named after John T. Dunlop, the Lamont University Professor, Emeritus , a widely respected labor economist who served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences from 1969 to 1973. An advisor to many U.S. presidents, beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dunlop was Secretary of Labor under Gerald Ford, serving from March 1975 to January 1976. In addition to serving as Secretary of Labor, Dunlop held many other government posts, including Director of the Cost of Living Council (1973–1974), Chairman of the Construction Industry Stabilization Committee (1993–1995), Chair of the Massachusetts Joint Labor-Management Committee for Municipal Police and Firefighters (1977–2003), and Chair of the Commission on Migratory Farm Labor (1984–2003). Dunlop served as the second Director of the Center for Business and Government from 1987 to 1991. The Center, renamed in 2005 as the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, focuses on policy issues at the intersection of business and government. Dunlop died in 2003. For further information, please contact the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government . 

DUNSTER HOUSE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY PRIZE Established as part of the celebration of the first half-century of Dunster House, this prize is awarded annually to one or more members of the senior class whose contributions to the life of the House have been of a unique character. The prize recognizes individuals who have given freely of their time and talents to make an outstanding and memorable contribution to the life of the House as a whole. There is no competition for this award; the winner is selected by the Faculty Deans with the assistance of the Senior Common Room. For further information, please contact Dunster House .

DUNSTER HOUSE RESIDENT DEAN PRIZE This prize is given in recognition of a senior in Dunster House who exemplifies generosity, sensitivity, and wit and who has contributed to a sense of community.

EDWARD EAGER MEMORIAL PRIZE Through a bequest of Jane Eager, a prize is awarded “in memory of my late husband, Edward Eager, Class of 1935.” The income of the fund is used “annually for an award for the best creative writing—preferably in the juvenile field—by an undergraduate in the Harvard English Department.” For further information, please contact the Department of English .

DAVID RICE ECKER SHORT STORY PRIZE FOR FRESHMEN In memory of David Rice Ecker, Class of 1981, his family and friends have established an annual award. The David Rice Ecker Short Story Prize for Freshmen is awarded for the best work of short fiction written by a first-year student. Any original short story by a first-year student, whether or not written for a Harvard course, is eligible. For further information, please contact the Harvard College Writing Program .

JOHN PETERSEN ELDER PRIZE The Senior Common Room established a prize recognizing the long service of the late John Petersen Elder to Lowell House on the occasion of his retirement in 1980. John Petersen Elder was Professor of Greek and Latin and served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from 1955 to 1971. He first joined Lowell House in 1941. In 1946, after service in the army during World War II, he returned as resident Tutor in Greek and Latin. He later became a nonresident Tutor and Associate. The prize is awarded to a scholarly Lowell House student who has made a unique contribution to the House. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Lowell House .

RALPH WALDO EMERSON PRIZE A prize, founded by an anonymous donor, is awarded annually to the member of the junior class in Harvard College who shows the greatest promise among undergraduates who concentrate in the field of history and literature. The Committee on Degrees makes this award with the stipulation that within a year after receiving the prize the winner shall use the money for the purchase of books of any description except current fiction. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature .

ENEL ENDOWMENT PRIZE FOR BEST UNDERGRADUATE PAPER OR SENIOR THESIS The Enel Endowment Prize is awarded for the best research paper addressing topics in environmental, energy, and natural-resource economics written by an undergraduate during the academic year. For further information, please contact the Program Manager of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program .

SENIOR THESIS PRIZE IN ETHNICITY, MIGRATION, RIGHTS The Senior Thesis Prize in Ethnicity, Migration, Rights recognizes projects that contribute to current scholarly discourse about ethnicity, migration, indigeneity, race, and/or rights. There is no restriction on field, methodology, or the form of the theses to be considered for this prize. Creative projects are eligible. Projects will be evaluated based on their depth and breadth of research, originality of topic, clarity of expression, and strength of argument. The winning thesis or theses will define, explore, and expand its area of knowledge in Native American studies, Latinx studies, Asian American and Pacific Islander studies, or another area of ethnicity, migration, indigeneity, race, or rights. Projects can have a U.S./domestic, international, or transnational focus. Individual professors, departments, or concentrations may nominate candidates, or candidates may nominate their own thesis. For further information, please contact the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights .

EXTENSION SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER PRIZE This prize is awarded to either an A.L.B. or A.L.M. graduate who delivers the student Commencement speech at the Extension School diploma-awarding ceremony. Speech submissions must be received by the deadline. For further information, please contact the Harvard Extension School .

CLAIRE FAIRMAN HISTORY OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE UNDERGRADUATE THESIS AWARD In 2012, a bequest from the estate of Claire Martin Fairman and the gifts of the Fairman family established the Claire Fairman History of Art and Architecture Undergraduate Thesis Award, in memory of Claire Martin Fairman, A.B. 1954.

Mrs. Fairman was a graduate of Radcliffe College and past President of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Long Island; she received Radcliffe's Distinguished Service Award in 2004 on the occasion of her class’s 50th reunion, of which she was co-chair. A devoted community volunteer, she served at various times on the boards of Planting Fields Foundation, Locust Valley Library, Doubleday-Babcock Senior Center, Save the Children Long Island, and the New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony. She co-founded the Hutton House Lectures at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University and retired as Development Officer at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. She was a fine arts concentrator and wrote her thesis on Henry Moore. She was a lifelong lover and supporter of the arts.

The award is intended to acknowledge the strongest senior honors thesis written on a topic in modern art by a concentrator in history of art and architecture, and the decision is based on the grades submitted by the readers of the thesis, as well as a discussion of the relative standing of the thesis among all those written during the past academic year. For further information, please contact the Department of History of Art and Architecture .

TIMOTHY FARON MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR MUSIC This prize was established by his parents and friends in memory of Timothy Faron, Class of 1975. The prize is awarded to the Adams House senior who has significantly contributed to the musical life of the House. There is no competition for this award; the winner is selected by the Faculty Dean, Resident Dean, and Resident Tutors of Adams House. For further information, please contact Adams House .

SUZANNE FARRELL DANCE PRIZE First awarded in 2005, the Suzanne Farrell Dance Prize was created to recognize a Harvard undergraduate who has demonstrated outstanding artistry in the field of dance. It is named in recognition of Suzanne Farrell, the extraordinary dancer and former prima ballerina of the New York City Ballet. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Office for the Arts .

CAPTAIN JONATHAN FAY PRIZE As part of its mission, and in celebration of the Institute’s origins in Radcliffe College, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study awards the Captain Jonathan Fay Prize annually. The prize is given to the graduating senior who, in the opinion of the selection committee, has produced the most outstanding imaginative work or piece of original research in any field, reflecting the mission of the Radcliffe Institute to foster advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts and to sustain a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Office of the Dean at the Radcliffe Institute .

WILLIAM SCOTT FERGUSON PRIZE In 1951, through gifts from anonymous donors, a prize was established in honor of William Scott Ferguson, McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History, Emeritus , and formerly Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. From the income of the fund, a prize book will be awarded annually to a sophomore concentrating in history who has written an outstanding essay as part of a tutorial assignment. More than one prize may be awarded in any year. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of History .

ERIC FIRTH PRIZE A prize from the income of the gift of Eric Firth is offered for the best essay on the subject of the ideals of democracy. The essay should give attention to the social and ethical as well as the political values of democracy and to its relationship to the defense of peace and freedom. This prize is open only to seniors concentrating in government. All senior honors theses that are eligible under the terms of this prize will be considered without special application. For further information, please contact the Undergraduate Program Office in the Department of Government .

HOWARD T. FISHER PRIZE In 1999 a prize was established in honor of Howard T. Fisher, a geographer and mathematical cartographer who founded the Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis at the Graduate School of Design, in order to promote and reward student work in geographic information science. Two prizes, one for undergraduate and one for graduate work, may be awarded annually. The prize is open to any student enrolled in any school at Harvard. For further information, please contact the Center for Geographic Analysis .

FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR FORD PRIZE Established in 2021 by Charles Maier, Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Emeritus , this prize is awarded for the best senior thesis in the Department of History on the history since 1500 of one or more of the countries, territories, or societies currently in the European Union—including, if appropriate, their international and global role.  For further information, please contact the Department of History .

WILLIAM PLUMMER FRENCH PRIZE   Established in 1997, this prize is in memory of William Plummer French, who passed away on January 14, 1997. An avid bibliophile, French worked at the University Place Book Shop in New York City, which specialized in African American books. Self-educated through the books in the store, French became known to collectors, scholars, librarians, and fellow dealers as the most sophisticated and knowledgeable bibliographer of African Americana. A book prize is awarded to an undergraduate student from any academic department who has collected the best personal library focusing on some aspect of African or African American culture and history. All undergraduates are eligible to apply. For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies .

SOPHIA FREUND PRIZE In accordance with the terms of the Sanford H. E. Freund Bequest to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, a prize was established in 1964 to be awarded annually to the highest ranking undergraduate as determined at the final degree meeting of the Faculty. The award will be made to that student graduating summa cum laude who has the highest grade point average. For further information, please contact the Office of the Dean of Harvard College .

PAUL REVERE FROTHINGHAM SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE This award was established in 1940 by a bequest of Anna Clapp Frothingham “to be held as a fund in memory of my late husband, Paul Revere Frothingham,” A.M. 1886, S.T.D. 1889, minister of the Arlington Street Church (Unitarian) in Boston from 1900 until his death in 1926. He was, for sixteen years, a member of the Board of Preachers at Harvard and an Overseer of the University, 1904–1910 and 1918–1924. “To be given each year to that member of the senior class in Harvard College who . . . best exemplifies the qualities of excellent scholarship, manliness [character], and effective support of the best interests of Harvard University.” A copy of Howard Chandler Robbins’s The Life of Paul Revere Frothingham is given to each recipient of the prize. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships .

ALBERT M. FULTON, CLASS OF 1897, PRIZE From a bequest of Albert M. Fulton, A.B. 1897, a prize of the income from the fund was established in 1977. This prize is awarded annually to the senior who submits the best thesis “judged by its contents,” research methods, “and literary expression, in the field of . . . sociology.” There is no competition for this award; eligible theses will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of Sociology .

LLOYD McKIM GARRISON PRIZE This prize was founded by the Class of 1888 in memory of their classmate, Lloyd McKim Garrison. The endowment is for a prize for the best poem. The competition for this prize is open to all undergraduates in Harvard College. No entry, whether a single poem or group of poems, may exceed 150 lines. Contestants may make their own choice of subject or subjects. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

THE GENERAL EDUCATION PRIZE The Program in General Education established the General Education Prize to inspire Harvard College students to reflect on the transformational nature of their Gen Ed learning experiences. Up to five $500 prizes will be awarded annually to students who submit exceptional reflections on how one or more Gen Ed courses have transformed the way they approach urgent problems or enduring questions and have helped them make connections between the subjects they study and the world beyond the classroom. For further information, please contact the Program in General Education .

LEO GOLDBERG PRIZE IN ASTRONOMY The Leo Goldberg Prize in Astronomy was established by the gifts of family, friends, and associates in memory of Leo Goldberg, S.B. 1934, A.M. 1937, Ph.D. 1938. It is given each year to an undergraduate selected by the Department of Astronomy in recognition of research promise as evidenced by a junior or senior thesis. There is no competition for this award; eligible theses will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of Astronomy .

GERTRUDE AND MAURICE GOLDHABER PRIZE This prize is awarded annually to the outstanding theoretical and experimental graduate students who have passed their qualifying oral examinations in the preceding year. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of Physics .

REVEREND PETER J. GOMES PRIZE IN RELIGION AND ETHNICITY This prize is named for the Reverend Dr. Peter John Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, to honor the work and commitment he has made to religious studies, to the study of ethnicity and diversity, and to African and African American studies. Established in 1995 as a celebration of Gomes’s 25th year of service to Harvard University, this prize is awarded annually to the Harvard College senior who has demonstrated social responsibility through public service and potential for distinguished contributions to the public good. For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies .

GRADUATE ENGLISH COMMENCEMENT ORATION PRIZE A prize will be awarded to that student who will receive a graduate degree and is chosen to deliver the Graduate English Part at Commencement. Posters will be distributed to all University buildings in the early spring announcing the details of the competition for all three Commencement orations. For further information, please contact the Commencement Office .

JANE C. GRANT SENIOR PRIZE This prize is funded with part of the income from gifts given by Jane C. Grant and her husband, William B. Harris. Jane C. Grant was a women’s rights advocate from the 1920s until her death in 1972. She also co-founded the New Yorker and was a reporter for the New York Times . Having begun work at the Times in a clerical capacity, she became the paper’s first woman general assignment reporter and in the mid-1930s traveled to Europe, the Balkans, the Far East, and Russia as a foreign correspondent. Her increasingly visible literary profile earned her a place among the literary elite of the Algonquin Hotel “Round Table.” During the 1960s, Grant wrote Ross, the New Yorker, and Me , donating royalties from the book to the Harvard-Radcliffe Fund for the Study of Women, which she established with Doris Stevens. The purpose of that fund was to finance and support the study of women in all cultures and periods of history. The Jane C. Grant Senior Prize is given to the graduating senior with the best overall academic performance in WGS. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in Women, Gender, and Sexuality .

JOHN GREEN PRIZE The fund was established by friends and family of the late John Green, Class of 1928, in support of excellence in musical composition. It is awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student composer for demonstrated talent and promise as a composer. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of Music .

KATE AND MAX GREENMAN PRIZE In accordance with the terms of the Kate and Max Greenman Scholarship and Prize Fund, established in 1958 by Frederick F. Greenman, Class of 1914, awards will be made to those students in Harvard College who participate in the Harvard-Yale-Princeton Triangular Debate, as members of the team or as alternates. For further information, please contact the Dean of Students Office .

HAROLD K. GROSS DISSERTATION PRIZE In honor of Harold K. Gross, Class of 1921, members of the Gross family have established this prize in the Department of History “to be awarded each year at Graduation to the Ph.D. recipient whose dissertation, in the opinion of a committee of Department members, gave greatest promise of a distinguished career of historical research.” The prize will be “awarded in the form of major classic works or source materials, to be chosen by the recipient.” The prize may be withheld “if no candidate meets these specifications.” There is no competition for this award; eligible dissertations will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of History .

JAMES R. AND ISABEL D. HAMMOND PRIZE The Hammond Prize is awarded by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) for the best undergraduate senior honors thesis related to Spanish-speaking Latin America and is associated with the Committee on Latin American and Iberian Studies. The prize was established in 1992 by a gift from James R. Hammond, Class of 1957. Each department may nominate one candidate, and a faculty committee selects the prize recipient. The winner is determined in late May and announced at the DRCLAS Certificate Ceremony held on the Wednesday before Commencement. This prize carries a monetary award. For further information, please contact the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies .

DAVID J. HANSON AWARD The David J. Hanson Award was established by his family in memory of David J. Hanson, Class of 1952. The prizes are given annually to two Winthrop House seniors (one male, one female) who perpetuate David J. Hanson’s “high character, original sense of humor, warmth of personality, and who by participation in many facets of undergraduate life contributed largely to the activities and life of his [or her] fellow students, thereby adding to the heritage of Harvard College.” There is no competition for this award; the winners are selected by the Faculty Deans. For further information, please contact Winthrop House .

SEYMOUR E. AND RUTH B. HARRIS DUNSTER HOUSE PRIZE Seymour Harris was a Professor of Economics from 1946 to 1957 and the Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Political Economy from 1957 until his retirement in 1964. Through a bequest, the Seymour E. and Ruth B. Harris prize is awarded to two senior students in Dunster House for “an outstanding academic record in the House” and for “an outstanding combined record of achievement in studies, character, and extracurricular activity.” The prize shall be awarded at a Dunster House function in the fall. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Dunster House .

SEYMOUR E. AND RUTH B. HARRIS PRIZES FOR HONORS THESES IN ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Seymour Harris was a Professor of Economics from 1946 to 1957 and Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Political Economy from 1957 until his retirement in 1964. Through a bequest, the Seymour E. and Ruth B. Harris prizes are awarded to “two Harvard College seniors who write outstanding Honors Theses, one in Economics and the other in another Social Science. . . . The selection of the prize winning thesis in Economics shall be made by the Chair of the Economics Department with the advice of colleagues in the Department. The other Prize Winner shall be selected by a Committee representing the other Social Science Departments.” There is no competition for these awards; eligible theses will be considered without application. Further information on the economics prize may be obtained from the Department of Economics ; information on the prize for other social sciences is available at the Prize Office .

JONATHAN HART PRIZE The Jonathan Hart Prize is awarded to a student in Kirkland House who has excelled in the field of history, literature, or philosophy. The winner receives a book selected by Professor Hart and a monetary award. For further information, please contact Kirkland House .

HARVARD COLLEGE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP AWARD The Harvard College Women’s Leadership Award honors a Harvard College senior who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and made a meaningful impact on fellow students, the campus, and/or the community. As a result of their leadership, they have set an example that could inspire or empower women at Harvard College to assume leadership roles. In order to be considered for this honor, each candidate must first receive a nomination by a student, faculty member, staff member, or administrator. The candidate will then be required to provide supporting materials by the publicized deadline. A committee will review the candidates and choose a single recipient. For further information, please contact the Harvard College Women’s Center .

HARVARD MONTHLY PRIZE A prize, established in 1932 to commemorate the Harvard Monthly , is awarded to that Harvard College student in the most-advanced courses in English composition who shows the greatest literary promise. The prize is awarded by a committee of the instructors concerned. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

ROGER CONANT HATCH PRIZES FOR LYRIC POETRY From a gift from Roger Conant Hatch in 1959, a first prize is awarded each year to the student in Harvard College who, in the estimation of a committee designated by the Department of English, writes the best lyric poem presented in this competition. A second prize is awarded for the next best lyric poem. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

EINAR HAUGEN PRIZE To commemorate the legacy of Einar Haugen, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Scandinavian and Linguistics, Emeritus , this prize is awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student for excellence in the field of Scandinavian languages and literatures. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. Inquiries regarding this prize may be addressed to Professor Stephen Mitchell in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures .

LAWRENCE J. HENDERSON PRIZE A fund in memory of Lawrence Joseph Henderson, Class of 1898, Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Chemistry, was established in 1959 by former Tutors and students in biochemical sciences. A prize will be awarded annually to the senior student earning a degree in either of the concentrations supervised by the Board of Tutors in Biochemical Sciences (currently, molecular and cellular biology [MCB] and chemical and physical biology [CPB]) whose thesis is judged the most meritorious for that year. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology .

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY PRIZE This prize is awarded annually to the graduating senior who has the best cumulative record as a history concentrator by the end of the senior year. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of History .

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY UNDERGRADUATE ESSAY PRIZE This prize is awarded for the best work of original historical scholarship produced before the senior year in a history department course. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of History .

PHILIP HOFER PRIZE FOR COLLECTING BOOKS OR ART This prize is awarded each year to a student whose collection of books or works of art best exemplifies the traditions of breadth, coherence, and imagination represented by Philip Hofer, A.B. 1921, L.H.D. 1967, founder and first Curator of the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts in the Houghton Library and Secretary of the Fogg Art Museum. The entries are judged on purpose, consistency, and quality. Cost, rarity, and size are not criteria. The prize, which is to encourage student interest in collecting, was established by Melvin R. Seiden, A.B. 1952, L.L.B. 1955. The panel of judges reserves the right to make the award only to candidates whose collections are considered to be of exceptional quality. Winners will also be invited to lend representative books or works of art to an exhibition at the library. For further information, please contact Houghton Library .

GEORGE CASPAR HOMANS PRIZE This Kirkland House award is given in memory of the first House Committee Chairman of House Committee, George Caspar Homans, for excellence in the social sciences. A book in the winner’s field of interest is awarded annually by the Senior Common Room of Kirkland House to a graduating senior. For further information, please contact Kirkland House .

THOMAS T. HOOPES PRIZE From the estate of Thomas T. Hoopes, Class of 1919, Harvard received a fund from which to grant annual awards to undergraduates on the basis of outstanding scholarly work or research. Mr. Hoopes was Curator of the City Art Museum in St. Louis for over 25 years. He was an expert on firearms, from the crossbow of the 16th century to modern handguns, and wrote widely in the field.

The fund provides undergraduate prizes to be given for the purpose of “promoting, improving, and enhancing the quality of education . . . in literary, artistic, musical, scientific, historical, or other academic subjects made part of the College curriculum under [f]aculty supervision and instruction, particularly by recognizing, promoting, honoring, and rewarding excellence in the work of undergraduates and their capabilities and skills in any subject, projects of research in science or the humanities, or in specific written work of the students under the instruction or supervision of the [f]aculty.” “An incidental objective or purpose” of the fund, as stated by Mr. Hoopes, is to “promote excellence in the art of teaching.” Awards are therefore also given to those instructors who have both supervised and nominated the prize-winning work of undergraduates.

To be considered for a prize, a student project must be nominated by the instructor who has directly supervised the project to completion. Instructors must follow the nomination procedures available from the Prize Office and may ordinarily nominate only one project in a given year. For further information, please contact the Prize Office .

CHARLES EDMUND HORMAN PRIZE This prize was established by a bequest from Ruth Lazar in memory of her nephew, Charles Edmund Horman, Class of 1964, who was executed in Chile in 1973, shortly after the coup that ended the regime of Salvador Allende, presumably because of his activities in Chile as a freelance writer and filmmaker and his known consistent commitment to human dignity, which made him suspect to the military insurgents. The Charles Edmund Horman Prize, awarded to a member of the junior class, provides “financial assistance to a senior” who “excels in creative writing and who best personifies the ideals and sense of values held by my said nephew.” There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

KATHRYN ANN HUGGINS PRIZE  This prize was established in 1987 by Kathryn Huggins’s brother, the late Professor Nathan I. Huggins, W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of History and of Afro-American Studies, to remember Kathryn by bringing attention to the values she held most dear: personal commitment and dedication to study, humanism through the study of other peoples and cultures, and respect for the marginalized and dispossessed. A monetary prize is awarded to the Harvard College senior who has written the most outstanding thesis on a topic relating to African American life, history, or culture. For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies .

JOAN MORTHLAND HUTCHINS THESIS PRIZE IN LATINO STUDIES The Joan Morthland Hutchins Thesis Prize was established by a gift from Joan Morthland Hutchins to recognize the Harvard College senior who writes the best thesis on a subject concerning Latinos (either recent immigrants or established communities of Latin American descent in the United States). Candidates may be nominated by their department, concentration, or instructional committee, or candidates may nominate their own thesis. The winner is determined in May and announced at the DRCLAS Certificate Ceremony held on the Wednesday before Commencement. For further information, please contact the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies .

HUTCHISON PRIZE The Hutchison Prize was instituted in 2004 by House Master and Co-Master Stephen Rosen and Mandana Sassanfar in order to recognize outstanding service to Winthrop House. It is awarded to a Winthrop House senior who has actively participated in the social life of the House and has worked diligently to make the House a happier and more close-knit community. There is no competition for this award; the winner is selected by the Faculty Deans. For further information, please contact Winthrop House .

JOHN B. IMRIE MEMORIAL AWARD Established in memory of John Brookings Imrie, Class of 1971, the John B. Imrie Memorial Award is awarded annually to a senior in Eliot House. The recipient of this prize “should above all be an individual whose interests are not bounded by academic or institutional structures. A joyous, deeply rooted affirmation of life, disdain for the purely conventional; a love of adventure, and desire to learn by experiencing; the ability to respond creatively to difficult situations: these are the qualities which John Imrie exemplified through his actions, and which we feel represent a style of life that will forever be worthy of recognition.” There is no competition for this award; the recipient is selected by the Faculty Dean on nomination by a tutor-student committee. For further information, please contact Eliot House .

EPHRAIM ISAAC PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN AFRICAN STUDIES Inaugurated in academic year 1999–2000, the prize is named in honor of Ephraim Isaac, Director of the Institute of Semitic Studies, Princeton, New Jersey, and Visiting Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University. As the first faculty appointment in Harvard University’s fledgling Department of Afro-American Studies in 1969, Professor Isaac played an important role in the early history of the Department. Deeply committed to this emerging field of scholarship, Isaac continued as a faculty member until 1977 and taught almost half of the students enrolled in the program during that time period. During his tenure at Harvard (1969–1977), Professor Isaac was voted the best teacher each year by the students of the Department of Afro-American Studies. The Ephraim Isaac Prize for Excellence in African Studies is awarded annually to a graduating senior who shows exceptional capability in African languages. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies .

CAROLINE ISENBERG PRIZE Caroline Isenberg, A.B. 1984, was a promising actress who went on to pursue an acting career in New York City. When her life was taken during her first year there, her friends established this prize in her memory. The prize is awarded to a Lowell House student who has made the most outstanding contributions to the performing arts and who best exemplifies Caroline’s talent, enthusiasm, and generosity to others. For further information, please contact Lowell House .

ALICE JARDINE PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP The Alice Jardine Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Scholarship recognizes outstanding research in the field of women, gender, and sexuality (WGS). It is awarded every year to a WGS junior essay that exemplifies fine writing, originality of thought, and innovative research. The prize honors Professor Jardine’s pioneering spirit, community activism, and pathbreaking scholarship. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in Women, Gender, and Sexuality .

DELANCEY K. JAY PRIZE From a fund established in 1943 by Mrs. Elizabeth S. Jay in memory of her husband DeLancey K. Jay, a prize is offered for the best essay “upon any subject relating to the history or development of constitutional government and free institutions in the United States or Great Britain or any other part of the English-speaking world at any period of history.” It is understood that the phrase “constitutional government and free institutions” includes not only governmental institutions but also traditional and necessary institutions of a free society such as the church, the press, the schools, and voluntary organizations. The competition is open to all students in the University. Essays should not be submitted to the Committee by students but by faculty sponsors in departments or schools. Normally, essays to be considered will be theses submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, but exceptionally good undergraduate work, such as honors theses, or written work submitted in the normal course of graduate instruction will be accepted for consideration. Departments and schools should submit essays deemed worthy of consideration to the Chair of the Committee. For further information, please contact the Prize Office .

HOWARD MUMFORD JONES PRIZE From a fund established in 1959 to honor Howard Mumford Jones, Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus , a prize is to be awarded annually “for the best doctoral dissertation submitted to the Department of English at Harvard University in any year concerning some aspect of British or American literature or literary history in the nineteenth century. . . . For the purpose of this prize the nineteenth century shall be considered to extend from the French Revolution of 1789 to the Russian Revolution of 1917. . . . The prize shall be awarded by the Department of English on the recommendation of a committee of three competent scholars appointed by the Chairman of the Department, at least one of whom in any year shall not have been in charge of directing any dissertation likely to be submitted for the prize.” Manuscripts in substantially completed form must be submitted to the chairman of the committee by the deadline. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

JOHN V. KELLEHER PRIZE Awarded by the Senior Common Room, this prize honors John V. Kelleher, Professor of Irish Studies, Emeritus . It is given to a student who exemplifies John Kelleher’s values, academic and intellectual interests, dependability, and loyalty to Lowell House. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Lowell House .

CHRISTOPHER KILLIP PRIZE Established in 2019 to commemorate the work and service of photographer Christopher Killip, Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Emeritus , the Christopher Killip Prize shall be awarded for work in lens-based media, including, but not limited to, photography, film, and video. The competition is open to all undergraduates enrolled in art, film, and visual studies courses. Submissions, including senior theses and projects, will be considered without special application by students and will be judged by a committee of departmental faculty. For further information, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies .

CHARLOTTE HYUN-MI KIM AWARD At her untimely passing in 2016, Charlotte Hyun-Mi Kim, Class of 1990, was remembered as the “beating heart of Kirkland House.” Charlotte’s irrepressible energy, fearless initiative, and sincere love for her many friends built community and created a web of long-lasting, treasured relationships. The Charlotte Hyun-Mi Kim Award is given to the Kirkland House graduating senior who best epitomizes Charlotte’s exuberant spirit and passion for fostering community at Kirkland House. The honoree receives a financial gift sponsored by Charlotte’s classmates, family, and friends. For further information, please contact Kirkland House .

KIRKLAND HOUSE ARTS AWARD This Kirkland House award is presented to the senior in Kirkland House who has contributed in a significant way to the arts in the House. The prize is a silver plate. For further information, please contact Kirkland House .

KIRKLAND HOUSE FACULTY DEANS’ AWARD This Kirkland House prize is awarded by the Faculty Deans to the senior whose contributions to House life, personal strengths, and intellectual achievements distinguish them among Kirkland House graduates. The prize is a silver plate. For further information, please contact Kirkland House .

KIRKLAND HOUSE SCIENCE AWARD The Kirkland House Science Award is awarded to a graduating senior in Kirkland House who has excelled in the field of chemistry, physics, engineering, computer science, or another physical or mathematical science. The winner receives a book on a topic in the student’s field. For further information, please contact Kirkland House .

KIRKLAND HOUSE SERVICE AWARD The Kirkland House Service Award is presented to a senior in the House in recognition of their service to Kirkland House. The prize is a silver plate. For further information, please contact Kirkland House .

ERNST KITZINGER PRIZE Established in 2000, this prize honors Ernst Kitzinger, Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor, Emeritus , and a longtime member of Lowell House. One of the foremost scholars of Western and Eastern medieval art, Professor Kitzinger is also remembered for his intellectual integrity, love of the arts, and his generosity to his students and peers. This prize seeks to recognize that student in Lowell House who best exemplifies Ernst Kitzinger’s qualities as a scholar and citizen. For further information, please contact Lowell House .

GEORGE ARTHUR KNIGHT PRIZE In 1909 the University received from William H. Knight, of the Class of 1903, a fund for the establishment of a prize in memory of his brother, George Arthur Knight, late of the Class of 1907. On this foundation the George Arthur Knight Prize is offered for the best composition in instrumental music, “preference to be given to compositions for string quartettes or trios, though works with piano accompaniment may compete.” The competition is open to undergraduates and degree candidates in any graduate school in the University. For further information, please contact the Department of Music .

KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL PRIZE This prize was established through the gift of men who lived in Lowell House during the years 1950, 1951, and 1952, in honor of Lowell House men who saw combat in the Korean War, and more particularly in memory of Sherrod Skinner, Thomas Hubbard, Franklin Dunbaugh, and Wilbur Van Bremen, of the Class of 1951, all of whom were killed in action. The prize is to be awarded to a Harvard College junior in Lowell House who, in the opinion of the Faculty Dean and Tutors, possesses those qualities of unhesitating responsibility and strength of character that were possessed in so marked a degree by Skinner, Hubbard, Dunbaugh, and Van Bremen. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Lowell House .

MORRIS KRONFELD PRIZE The Morris Kronfeld Prize was established by Arthur Rock, M.B.A. 1951, in memory of Morris Kronfeld, Class of 1950. It is presented each year to the graduating senior in the Department of Economics who has shown the greatest academic improvements during his or her undergraduate years. Candidates are recommended to the faculty of the Department by the Head Tutor based on their record of improvement in course work over four years as well as thesis and honors exam quality. The award is voted by the Department of Economics faculty at its annual honors meeting. For further information, please contact the Department of Economics .

LAWRENCE LADER PRIZE IN EXPOSITORY WRITING Supported by the generous donation of Lawrence Lader, Class of 1941, a nonfiction author, this prize recognizes the most outstanding essay submitted in Expository Writing during the year. The winning essay will be published in Exposé , an online publication that recognizes the best essays submitted in Expository Writing courses for the year. All essays nominated by Writing Program faculty to be considered for publication are considered for the Lawrence Lader Prize in Expository Writing; no separate application or submission is necessary. For further information, please contact the Harvard College Writing Program .

NEWBOLD RHINELANDER LANDON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE From the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold M. Landon and Dr. Samuel H. Crowe in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Landon’s son who was a member of the Class of 1942, the Newbold Rhinelander Landon Memorial Scholarship was established in 1945. This prize is “to be awarded in the junior and senior years to a student seriously interested in classical thought, with especial regard to . . . traits of mind and character, and to . . . intention of studying law, or in exceptional circumstances, following certain advanced courses to prepare . . . for service to the state. The award may be continued into the Law School or into some other course of training for public life. . . . We had hoped that the University would be able to find [students] . . . grounded in classical learning, although not necessarily concentrators in the classics, who intended an active career in government service. . . . The award shall be made whether or not there is financial need, and when considered advisable, may be divided between two or more eligible students.” There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships .

HAROLD V. LANGLOIS AWARD Awarded for the first time in 2003, this award recognizes an A.L.M. in Management or Finance graduate who has demonstrated exceptional academic accomplishment and promise as a manager. Eligible students will be invited to apply. For further information, please contact the Harvard Extension School .

DOROTHY HICKS LEE PRIZE Established in 1995 by her daughter and son, this prize honors Dorothy Hicks Lee by bringing attention to her commitment to cross-cultural studies and to her gift for making students understand the ways in which literature is relevant to their lives. She was the first African American and the first woman to earn a doctorate from the Comparative Literature Department of Harvard University. A monetary prize will be awarded for the outstanding senior thesis submitted on the topic of African American literature. For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies .

DORIS COHEN LEVI PRIZE Over the years, Doris Cohen Levi (Radcliffe Class of 1935) produced a number of musical programs for special Radcliffe events. To recognize her great affection for Radcliffe and her lifelong love of musical theater, her husband and sons, Robert E. Levi (Class of 1933), James H. Levi (Class of 1961), and Charles S. Levi (Class of 1972), have established this prize. The purpose of this prize is to recognize the undergraduate who has demonstrated exceptional talent and energy, along with outstanding enthusiasm for musical theater at Harvard, both onstage and behind the scenes. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Office for the Arts .

ROBERT E. LEVI PRIZE This prize acknowledges a Harvard College senior who has demonstrated outstanding arts management skills over the course of an undergraduate career. The recipient’s dedication, organizational talent, and creative problem-solving, as well as ability to nurture artistry, have been critical factors in the success of one or more arts organizations and/or projects. The award honors the memory of Robert E. Levi, Harvard College Class of 1933 and Harvard Business School M.B.A. 1935. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Office for the Arts .

JONATHAN M. LEVIN PRIZE FOR TEACHING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE    This award, established by Martin D. Payson, Quincy Jones, and Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., honors Jonathan M. Levin, a compassionate and dedicated man committed to teaching as a means of combating the social injustices that exist in American society. The Department of African and African American Studies awards this prize in two installments to the most promising undergraduate student who intends to become a public school teacher. The first monetary installment will be awarded at graduation, and the remaining funds will be awarded upon the successful completion of two years of public school teaching. The recipient will be asked to return to Harvard at this time to accept the second award installment and to make a public presentation to undergraduates on his or her experiences teaching in public schools. All Harvard College seniors pursuing careers as public school teachers are eligible to apply. For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies .

ROBERT LEVIN PRIZE IN MUSICAL PERFORMANCE This prize has been established in honor of Robert Levin, A.B. 1968, Dwight P. Robinson, Jr., Professor of Music, Emeritus , to recognize an extraordinarily gifted undergraduate musician, preferably of the senior class. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Office for the Arts .

JONATHAN LEVY AWARD This prize is named after Jonathan Levy, Class of 1956, member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts at Harvard and Radcliffe, playwright, and professor of theatre at the State University of New York at Stonybrook. It is funded by an endowment established from two gifts, one anonymous and the other from the Anna and Seymour Gitenstein Foundation. Professor Levy considers acting “the most central among all the arts and crafts of the theatre.” The award is intended to recognize and encourage a talented actor at the beginning of his or her career. Given to the student considered the most promising undergraduate actor or actress in Harvard College by the Harvard Council on the Arts, the Levy Award is based on overall talent rather than on a specific performance, with preference given to a graduating senior if possible. There is no competition for this award; the recipient is selected by the Harvard Council on the Arts. For further information, please contact the Office for the Arts .

KAREL AND HETTY LIEM PRIZE Established in 2001 in honor of Karel and Hetty Liem on the occasion of their retirement as Master and Co-Master of Dunster House, this prize is awarded annually to one or more members of the senior class who have made a special behind-the-scenes contribution to the life of the House. The Liems valued deeply the ways that Dunster students have taken the lead in setting the tone in House life, and they encouraged that themselves in quiet, unassuming ways. The prize seeks to honor those students who have had a significant effect on the life of the House without necessarily having a formal position of responsibility. It reminds us that every student is an equally important part of the House, and that all students together share the burden of making the House a true community. For further information, please contact Dunster House .  

DAVID MASON LITTLE, CLASS OF 1918, PRIZE The gift of members of the Class of 1918 and other friends, the David Mason Little, Class of 1918, Master’s Discretionary Fund commemorates his service to Harvard and, in particular, to Adams House. David Mason Little, A.B. 1918, A.M. 1922, Ph.D. 1935, was for many years Master of Adams House and Secretary to the University and held several other positions, both teaching and administrative, at Harvard. The prize established by the fund is awarded to an Adams House junior on the basis of leadership, character, scholastic achievement, and good House citizenship. There is no competition for this award; the winner is selected by the Faculty Dean and resident Tutors of Adams House. For further information, please contact Adams House .

ALAIN LEROY LOCKE PRIZE FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE This prize, established in 1993 by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., honors Alain LeRoy Locke, a member of the Class of 1908. He completed his undergraduate requirements in three years, graduating magna cum laude , and was the third African American recipient of a Harvard Ph.D. Locke is best known for his writing on literature and art and is referred to by some as the “godfather of the Harlem Renaissance.” A monetary prize is awarded to the most outstanding academic scholar among the graduating African American studies track concentrators. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies .

LOWELL HOUSE FRANKLIN FORD AWARD As a Professor of History and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Franklin Ford enriched the lives of many undergraduates. His service as a Senior Tutor at Lowell House and his lengthy tenure in the Senior Common Room particularly endeared him to Lowell House students. The prize is awarded to a Lowell House student who shares “Franklin’s scholarly interest in academic subjects, strong intellectual ability, and dry wit.” There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Lowell House .

LOWELL HOUSE SENIOR TUTORS’ AWARD The Senior Common Room of Lowell House seeks to recognize a senior who shows perseverance and industry and whose growth of intellectual interests and academic achievements exemplifies the highest tradition of the House. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Lowell House .

GEORGE EMERSON LOWELL SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE From the bequest of Judge John Lowell, Class of 1834, and Mrs. Lowell, the George Emerson Lowell Scholarship Prize was established. This is an annual award for excellence in the classics and is awarded on the basis of an examination which tests, in alternate years, competence in Greek and Latin language and literature. Any undergraduate in the College with sophomore or junior standing is eligible to compete. For further information, please contact the Department of the Classics .

HUGH F. MacCOLL PRIZES From the bequest of Hugh F. MacColl, of the Class of 1907, this prize was established in 1954. The income from the fund is “to be applied from time to time . . . to the awarding of prizes” in a competition for students in Harvard College “for original musical compositions.” Compositions must be submitted to the administrator of the Department of Music. For further information, please contact the Department of Music .

ELIZABETH MAGUIRE MEMORIAL PRIZE The gift of family and friends, the Elizabeth Maguire Memorial Prize recognizes excellence in the study of African and African American literature. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies .

MARSHALL TANKARD AWARD A pewter tankard is awarded each year to the junior in Adams House who has contributed significantly to international understanding. The winner keeps the Marshall tankard during his or her senior year. The donor, R. Michael Marshall, M.B.A. 1960, a member of Adams House, became a member of the British Parliament. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Adams House .

MAURICE SEDWELL LTD. PRIZE The Maurice Sedwell Ltd. Prize was inaugurated in 2003 in order to honor an undergraduate in the Department of African and African American Studies who best exemplifies the values of the Department. Andrew Ramroop OBE is an entrepreneur whose company, Maurice Sedwell Bespoke, 19 Savile Row, London, UK, specializes in hand-cut, hand-made, and hand-tailored suits to the highest standard attainable. An individually designed suit is given to the student winning this award. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies .

KENNETH MAXWELL THESIS PRIZE IN BRAZILIAN STUDIES The Kenneth Maxwell Thesis Prize in Brazilian Studies was established to recognize the best senior thesis on a subject related to Brazil. Candidates may be nominated by their department, concentration, or instructional committee, or candidates may nominate their own theses. This annual prize is funded by a gift to the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) from Professor Kenneth Maxwell. The winner is determined in late May and announced at the DRCLAS Certificate Ceremony during Commencement Week. For further information, please contact the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies .

JAMES J. McCARTHY PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING THESIS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY Established in 2020, this prize is named in honor of the late James J. McCarthy (1944–2019), Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography. Professor McCarthy was one of the founders of the environmental science and public policy (ESPP) concentration and served as Head Tutor for more than 15 years. He was a dedicated teacher, mentor, and friend, as well as a leader in international scientific efforts to alert the world to the impacts of climate change. This prize is a reflection of Professor McCarthy’s incredible generosity of both his time and ideas, his integrity and spirit, and his deep commitment to ESPP students and their scholarship. The McCarthy Prize is awarded annually to the senior concentrator who has, in the opinion of the Board of Tutors, written the most outstanding thesis in environmental science and public policy. There is no competition for this award; eligible theses will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Committee on the Concentration in Environmental Science and Public Policy .

DAVID McCORD PRIZES A gift of James N. White, Class of 1921, provides for prizes in honor of David Thompson Watson McCord, Class of 1921, poet and essayist, for six years Editor of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin  and from 1925 until his retirement in 1962 Executive Director of the Harvard Fund Council. The prizes are “awarded to undergraduates who have shown unusual creative talent in writing, drama, music, painting, drawing or sculpture.” One or two winners are chosen by the Faculty Deans or Resident Deans in each House. Eligible students will be considered without application.

COMMITTEE ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES Ph.D. THESIS PRIZE The Committee on Medieval Studies will award an annual prize of $1,250 to the best Ph.D. thesis on any topic in medieval studies. Students in all graduate fields at Harvard University are eligible for consideration. All theses submitted during the calendar year are eligible for nomination. Faculty are asked to submit no more than two theses from each graduate program. For further information, please contact the Committee on Medieval Studies .

COMMITTEE ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE ESSAY PRIZE The Committee on Medieval Studies will award one prize for the best paper on any topic in medieval studies by a student in Harvard College. Students in all concentrations are eligible for consideration. For further information, please contact the Committee on Medieval Studies .

CECÍLIA MEIRELES PRIZE This prize is for the best paper, written in Portuguese by an undergraduate student, about Brazilian culture or literature. The paper must have been submitted as a requirement to one of the courses offered at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. For further information, please contact the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures .

PATRICK C. MELENDEZ AWARD A Lowell House student in the Class of 1977, Patrick Melendez died of a head injury sustained in a boxing match in pursuit of a career in athletics. Patrick shared his commitment to sports with young people. He widened their horizons and stimulated their drive for personal development. He also provided a goal for others by his high standards of athletic achievement and his generosity. This award is given to the senior who exhibits qualities most similar to Patrick’s. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Lowell House . 

RACHEL MELLINGER MEMORIAL AWARD The Rachel Mellinger Memorial Award was established by Dr. James R. Schlesinger, in memory of his wife, to recognize an outstanding graduating member of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra. The prize is awarded to the senior who has made a significant contribution to the Orchestra and has demonstrated leadership abilities and dedication to the highest ideals of the group. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Office for the Arts .

MILL-TAYLOR PRIZES The Mill-Taylor Prizes are awarded for the two best Social Studies 10 essays written by any sophomore concentrating in social studies. The prizes are given out at the beginning of the junior year. There is no competition for these awards; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies .

PERRY MILLER PRIZE A prize is offered annually to a member of the senior class at Harvard College for a senior thesis in American history and literature which, in the judgment of the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature, is of high distinction. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature .

TAZUKO AJIRO MONANE PRIZE The Tazuko Ajiro Monane Prize was established in 1991 by the family, colleagues, students, and friends of Tazuko Ajiro Monane, Professor of Japanese Language and Director of the Japanese Language Program, in remembrance of her enthusiastic spirit and her devotion to excellence in the teaching of Japanese language and culture. The purpose of the prize is to commend meritorious achievement in the study of Japanese language and to encourage further interest in the study of Japanese language and culture. The prize is awarded annually to an undergraduate who has demonstrated both past meritorious achievement in the study of Japanese and the strong potential for future achievement in and significant contributions to a Japan-related field of endeavor. The recipient is chosen from among undergraduate students who have completed at least two years of study of Japanese at Harvard and are currently continuing their study of Japanese at Harvard, normally at the third-year level. All relevant students will be considered for the prize, and no special application by them is required. The prize recipient will be announced each year in November and will be awarded a certificate and a cash prize at a reception held on or about December 10, the anniversary of Professor Monane’s birthday. For further information, please contact the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations .

SALLY AND CRESAP MOORE PRIZE Established upon the retirement in 1989 of Sally Falk Moore and David Cresap Moore as Master and Co-Master of Dunster House, this prize recognizes the energy and enthusiasm for learning about all fields of study that they brought to the House community. Sally Moore is a Professor of Anthropology specializing in African studies and the anthropology of law and former Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Cresap Moore studies nineteenth-century British history, applying social science tools to his investigations. The prize is awarded annually to one or more members of the Dunster House senior class. Students are chosen for showing the Moores’ zest for learning by integrating materials from different academic fields, or by using formal or informal study out of residence, extracurricular activities, or community service to produce outstanding academic work. There is no competition for this award; the winners are selected by the Faculty Deans, in consultation with the Allston Burr Resident Dean and other House staff. For further information, please contact Dunster House .

MOSSAVAR-RAHMANI CENTER PRIZE The Mossavar-Rahmani Center Prize is awarded for the best research paper addressing topics in environmental, energy, and natural-resource economics written by a student in a master’s degree program during the academic year. For further information, please contact the Program Manager of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program .

DAVID MUMFORD UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICS PRIZE From the income of the gift in 1997 of Peter L. Falb, A.B. 1957, A.M. 1957, Ph.D. 1961, the David B. Mumford Undergraduate Mathematics Prize was established, to be given annually to the most promising senior concentrator in mathematics, provided such concentrator is outstanding. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of Mathematics .

JAMES BUELL MUNN BOOK PRIZE Established in 1971 in honor of the late James Buell Munn, Professor of English, Emeritus , and longtime Associate of Lowell House, this prize is awarded by and at the discretion of the members of the Senior Common Room of Lowell House to one or more graduating seniors who live in Lowell House. The winners must have outstanding academic records and strong literary talents and interests that have not been recognized in some official way. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Lowell House .

NOMA-REISCHAUER PRIZES IN JAPANESE STUDIES To honor the memory of Professor Edwin O. Reischauer, who served as Ambassador to Japan from 1961 to 1966, and to assist in the further advancement of Japanese studies in the United States, Japan, and elsewhere, Kodansha Ltd., Publishers, established the Noma-Reischauer Prizes in Japanese Studies in 1995. The prizes will be awarded annually for the best essays on Japan-related topics: one prize for the best essay written by a graduate student and one prize for the best essay written by an undergraduate student. For further information, please contact the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies .

OLIVER-DABNEY JUNIOR PRIZE IN HISTORY AND LITERATURE A prize is offered annually to that member of the junior class whose work in history and literature has shown the greatest promise. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature .

OLIVER-DABNEY SENIOR PRIZE IN HISTORY AND LITERATURE A prize is offered annually to a senior for an honors essay which, in the judgment of the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature, is of high distinction. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature .

OLIVER-DABNEY SOPHOMORE PRIZE IN HISTORY AND LITERATURE A prize is offered annually to that member of the sophomore class whose work in history and literature has shown the greatest progress during the year. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature .

JOHN G. PALFREY PRIZE From the gift of John G. Palfrey, Class of 1815, this prize is awarded annually to the most distinguished scholar in the senior class who is the recipient of a stipendiary scholarship. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships .

JOSEPH GARRISON PARKER PRIZE From the income of a fund established in 1954 by Dr. and Mrs. Philip Parker in memory of their son Joseph Garrison Parker, S.B. 1944, M.D. Columbia 1948, whose “career in medicine was cut short by death in 1953 while serving as Senior Assistant Surgeon in the United States Public Health Service.” A significant prize will be awarded annually to an undergraduate (or undergraduates) selected from among House students nominated by the Houses who intends to enter the profession of medicine and “who has, like Joseph Garrison Parker, unusual breadth of interests outside the specifically premedical courses.” For further information, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships .

LUCY ALLEN PATON PRIZES IN THE HUMANITIES These prizes were established under the will of the late Lucy Allen Paton. One prize is awarded annually to that member of the senior class and another to that member of the junior class “who shall be deemed by [their] instructors to have manifested . . . the greatest promise in the Humanities or the Fine Arts, or who has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa because of . . . proficiency in these subjects.” For further information, please contact Phi Beta Kappa at Harvard College .

LEE PATRICK AWARD IN DRAMA Through the bequest of Thomas Wood, A.B. 1929, an annual award is given to the student who shows the best promise in the field of dramatic arts. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

PEASE THESIS PRIZE This prize is awarded to the best undergraduate thesis in Latin as voted by the faculty at the degree meeting of the Department of the Classics. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of the Classics .

MAURICE M. PECHET PRIZE A physician-scientist, inventor, and philanthropist, Maurice Pechet, Ph.D. 1944, M.D. 1948, made major contributions to medicine in both endocrinology and cancer treatment. He mentored generations of Lowell House chemistry and premedical students. In honor of his 70 years of dedicated service to Lowell House, the Senior Common Room established a prize to be given annually to a senior of exceptional academic ability who through a career in research and/or clinical practice is committed to solving outstanding problems in human health and disease. For further information, please contact Lowell House .

ELLIOTT AND MARY PERKINS PRIZE Upon the retirement of Professor of History Elliott Perkins, A.B. 1923, A.M. 1928, Ph.D. 1936, as Master, a fund was established by Lowell House members and other friends for the Elliott and Mary Perkins Prize. The prize is awarded to a sophomore or junior with high academic standing and an interest in contributing to the community both in Lowell House and in extracurricular activities. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Lowell House .

DONALD AND CATHLEEN PFISTER PRIZE Established through contributions from Kirkland House alumni and associates to honor the outgoing Master and Co-Master, this prize is awarded to a graduating senior in Kirkland House who has demonstrated excellent achievement in the natural sciences. The prize consists of a book on a topic in the student's field and a monetary award. For further information, please contact Kirkland House .

REGINALD H. PHELPS PRIZES The Reginald H. Phelps Prize Fund was established by Edgar Grossman, A.B. in Extension Studies 1966, founder and first president of the Extension Alumni Association and the first Extension representative to the Associated Harvard Alumni, for prizes for Extension baccalaureate degree recipients. The prizes are in honor of Dr. Reginald H. Phelps, A.B. 1930, A.M. 1933, Ph.D. 1947, Director of University Extension at Harvard from 1949 to 1975, and are awarded annually on the basis of “academic achievement and character” to outstanding graduating students receiving bachelor’s degrees in Extension Studies. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Harvard Extension School .

WENDELL PHILLIPS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE Established in 1895 by the Wendell Phillips Memorial Association, this award “is always to be awarded to one about to become a junior, who has completed his [or her] freshman and sophomore years in this college. The beneficiary must be one who has special oratorical powers, and so gives promise of becoming a real force as a public speaker.” There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships .

JOHN POMEROY AWARD The John Pomeroy Award is meant to commemorate the life of John Pomeroy, who spent 14 years serving the Dunster community. With his endless compassion, penchant for storytelling, quick wit, and genuine interest in others, John brightened the lives of all students who knew him. This prize is awarded to the two individuals who best honor John's legacy by making an extraordinary effort to engage with Dunster students of all backgrounds and characters, thereby strengthening the community and helping make Dunster House a home. For further information, please contact Dunster House .

ROGER AND ANN PORTER PRIZE The Roger and Ann Porter Prize is awarded to two students in Dunster House in recognition of “an outstanding record of academic excellence, character, and service to others.” There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Dunster House .

EDWARD H. POTTER PRIZE In 1988 Helen “Dotsy” Adler Potter established the Edward H. Potter Prize fund in memory of her husband Edward H. Potter, Class of 1949. Mrs. Potter and her son Jeffrey H. Potter chose to direct the contribution to Eliot House students because of Edward’s affiliation with the House, and also because of his life-long admiration of Professor John Finley, who was a beloved Master of Eliot House and Professor of Greek Literature until 1968.

The Edward H. Potter Prize is awarded every year to one or more students at Eliot House who best fulfill “the great enthusiasm and curiosity for truly eclectic learning exhibited in his lifetime by Edward H. Potter.” Students with “unusual interests and hobbies outside the normal academic realm, especially those relating to the preservation or furtherance of popular history and culture,” receive special consideration for the award. The Faculty Dean of Eliot House consults with members of the Senior Common Room in awarding this prize. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Eliot House .

SUSAN ANTHONY POTTER PRIZE and SUSAN ANTHONY POTTER UNDERGRADUATE PRIZE These prizes were instituted in 1908 by Professor Murray Anthony Potter in memory of his mother, Susan Anthony Potter, and endowed in 1957 through a bequest of his wife, Bessie Lincoln Potter. The income from the fund is to be used to provide prizes for students in the Departments of Comparative Literature and of Romance Languages and Literatures, such income to be divided equally among the two departments. By the terms of the bequest, two prizes in Comparative Literature are offered. One prize is offered for the best essay by a student (graduate or undergraduate) in Harvard University on any subject in the field of comparative literature. Another prize, to be one half the value of the prize just mentioned, is open only to undergraduates in Harvard College for an essay “on some subject of Comparative Literature drawn from the Middle Ages or the Renaissance.” The amounts paid for the prizes vary, depending on the income from the fund. Manuscripts must be submitted by the deadline to the Department of Comparative Literature. For further information, please contact the Department of Comparative Literature .

SUSAN ANTHONY POTTER PRIZES IN SPANISH LITERATURE OF THE GOLDEN AGE These prizes were instituted in 1908 by Professor Murray Anthony Potter in memory of his mother, Susan Anthony Potter, and endowed in 1957 through a bequest of his wife, Bessie Lincoln Potter. The fund is to be used to provide prizes for students in the Departments of Comparative Literature and of Romance Languages and Literatures, such income to be divided equally between the two departments. In Romance Languages and Literatures, two prizes are offered for the best essays on a subject dealing with Spanish literature of the Golden Age (i.e., Spanish and Hispanic American literature from 1492 to 1700): a first prize and a second prize. The competition is open to undergraduates in Harvard College. Manuscripts must be submitted by the deadline to the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. For further information, please contact the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures .

RICHARDSON SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE From the bequest of William King Richardson, Class of 1880, a prize known as the Richardson Scholarship may be “awarded by the Department of the Classics at the end of the student’s senior year for distinction in both Greek and Latin, with particular attention to the record of such student in reading Greek and Latin at sight and in Greek and Latin composition.” There is no special competition for this award, for which graduating seniors in the Classics will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of the Classics . 

DAVID J. ROBBINS PRIZE From the income of a fund established in 1956 by Dr. and Mrs. Milton E. Robbins in memory of their son, David J. Robbins, A.B. 1955, prizes will be awarded annually to two students, preferably graduates of Harvard College, who are students in physics in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The purpose of the prize is to enable recipients to enjoy the cultural activities and recreation that enriched David J. Robbins’s short life. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of Physics .

ROBERT FLETCHER ROGERS PRIZE From the income of the gift in 1921 of the late Robert Fletcher Rogers, A.B. 1886, there have been established a first prize and second prize to be awarded annually to the College students who present the best papers before the Mathematics Table during an academic year. In making the awards, emphasis will be laid primarily on the excellence of the oral presentation. It is not essential that the material presented be original, but mastery of the subject and adaptation of the presentation will be regarded as important. The prizes will be awarded by the Department of Mathematics on the recommendation of the Mathematics Table. For further information, please contact the Department of Mathematics .

CYNTHIA WIGHT ROSSANO PRIZE IN HARVARD HISTORY The Cynthia Wight Rossano Prize is awarded to students of Harvard College for the best essay or multimedia presentation on any aspect of Harvard history. The essays or presentations must, wherever possible, draw upon primary sources and be regarded as a genuine contribution to knowledge. The best standards of contemporary scholarship are to be applied. For further information, please contact the Department of History .

ROBERT AND MAURINE ROTHSCHILD PRIZE The Robert and Maurine Rothschild Prize was established in 1992 by Robert Rothschild, Class of 1939, and his wife Maurine Rothschild, Radcliffe Class of 1940. As an avocational scientist, Mr. Rothschild turned to the history of science, finding it a uniquely rewarding way to study scientific disciplines. For some time he had been interested in promoting this study at Harvard and in providing inspiration to its students and scholars early in their careers. The prize is awarded annually by an ad hoc Prize Committee of the Department of the History of Science to a senior who writes an outstanding honors thesis in the field of the history or philosophy of science. At the discretion of the Committee, the prize may be shared. There is no competition for this award; eligible theses will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of the History of Science .

REINHOLD RUDENBERG PRIZE Established and awarded in 1983, the 100th anniversary of his birth, this prize is given in memory of Reinhold Rudenberg, Gordon McKay Professor of Electrical Engineering. Professor Rudenberg, a scientist and engineer whose ideas played an important role in the design of the first electron microscope, served on the Harvard faculty from 1939 until his retirement in 1952. The fund is awarded to a degree candidate in Harvard College or the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for research of unusual quality that utilizes the electron microscope, or for research or an innovation that extends or enhances the capability of this or related instruments. There is no formal competition. The winning student will be selected each year by the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in consultation with appropriate faculty members. For further information, please contact the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences .

FRANCIS SALES PRIZE From the bequest of Francis Sales, A.M. 1835, a prize is offered to the best scholar in Spanish “who shall have commenced the study of that language at Harvard College and whose scholarship shall be determined by his proficiency in Spanish composition.” The competition is open only to undergraduates. Students must register for the competition at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures by the deadline. For further information, please contact the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures .

ENDICOTT PEABODY SALTONSTALL PRIZE This prize, established in 1926 by his friends in memory of Endicott Peabody Saltonstall, A.B. 1894, L.L.B. 1897, is “to be awarded by the Deans of Harvard College and the Harvard Law School to that senior in Harvard College proposing to enter the Harvard Law School who shall be considered to be best fitted, by intellect, character, and physique, to be influenced by Saltonstall’s example and in turn to influence others.” There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships .

JACK T. SANDERSON MEMORIAL PRIZE IN PHYSICS From the gift of family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Jack T. Sanderson, A.B. 1958, A.M. 1967, an annual prize is awarded to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average in physics. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of Physics .

JOHN OSBORNE SARGENT PRIZE FOR A LATIN TRANSLATION This prize was first offered by John Osborne Sargent, of the Class of 1830, and was endowed in his memory, in 1889, by his daughter, Georgianna W. Sargent. The prize is offered for the best metrical translation (students may choose meter) of a lyric poem of Horace, to be selected each year by the Department of the Classics. The selection may be obtained from the Department of the Classics. The competition is open to undergraduates, visiting undergraduates, and admitted Extension School bachelor’s degree candidates. Translations must be submitted by the deadline to the Department of the Classics. For further information, please contact the Department of the Classics .

WINTHROP SARGENT PRIZE From the bequest of Mrs. Winthrop Sargent in 1918, a prize is awarded annually “for the best essay relating to Shakespeare or Shakespeare’s work.” The competition is open to all students in the University. Essays submitted for the Sargent Prize should be 20–25 double-spaced pages in length (not including endnotes). Longer essays will not be considered. Those wishing to submit part of a thesis should restructure the submission as a self-contained essay. When the quality of submissions merits, the prize may be split between graduate and undergraduate winners. Manuscripts must be submitted by the deadline to the Department of English. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

LISA SCHNITZER PRIZE Established in May of 1987, this prize honors Lisa “Bumby” Schnitzer, Class of 1984, who died while attending law school in California. A music concentrator, Lisa Schnitzer was a member of Phillips Brooks House and the Signet Society and played flute with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra and the Harvard-Radcliffe Ensemble. The prize is presented to the graduating Adams House senior “who, like Bumby, has given time and care for the benefit of others in the Cambridge-Boston community.” There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Adams House .

CARL SCHURZ PRIZE This prize, established in 1924 by a member of the Committee to Visit the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, is awarded to the freshman in German A, not on financial aid, who passes the highest examination in elementary German at the mid-year examination. The winner will not have studied German before enrollment in the course. In the years when the Carl Schurz Prize is awarded, the Elizabeth Wilder Prize will not be given. For further information, please contact the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures .

DAVID SIMMS MEMORIAL PRIZE This prize was established to honor the memory of David D. Simms, Jr., the longtime Building Manager of Winthrop House. He worked at Winthrop House for 38 years, from October 1974 to December 2012, and became the Building Manager in October 1987. He died on December 28, 2012, after having suffered a heart attack at Winthrop House on December 18, 2012. David is remembered most for his kind nature and for his unwavering commitment to the House and, most importantly, to the students of the House. He was someone who never told a student no if he could do what they were asking. His memory lives on in the House in both great and small ways: from leaving behind a legacy characterized by benevolence and diligence to the many private jokes he seemed to share with almost everyone who came by his office with any regularity. This prize will be awarded each year to the graduating senior who has contributed to the House in perhaps otherwise unrecognized ways and who has added to the House community with their kindness, industriousness, and strength of character. There is no competition for this award; the winner is selected by the Faculty Deans. For further information, please contact Winthrop House .

THOMAS SMALL PRIZES Thomas Small was born in Lithuania, came to the United States in 1900, and earned a bachelor’s in business administration degree from Boston University in 1918. He retired from business in 1965 and that year enrolled in Harvard Extension. In 1983, at age 89, he received his Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies degree, thereby becoming the oldest earned graduate degree recipient in the history of Harvard University. The Thomas Small Prize was established by his family and friends to honor this singular achievement by awarding prizes in his name. These prizes are awarded annually on the basis of “academic achievement and character” to two outstanding Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies degree recipients. For further information, please contact the Harvard Extension School .

ARTHUR SMITHIES PRIZE This Kirkland House award is given in memory of Arthur Smithies, House Master of Kirkland House from 1965 to 1974. A monetary prize is awarded to the student or students who have contributed the most to Kirkland House music and/or arts. The prize is a monetary award. For further information, please contact Kirkland House .

SMYTH THESIS PRIZE This prize is awarded for the best undergraduate thesis in Greek as voted by the faculty at the degree meeting of the Department of the Classics. For further information, please contact the Department of the Classics .

GEORGE B. SOHIER PRIZE This prize, founded by Waldo Higginson, of the Class of 1833, in memory of George Brimmer Sohier, of the Class of 1852, is given for the best thesis containing approximately 10,000 words of text presented by a successful candidate for honors in English or in modern literature and in certain cases history and literature. The competition is open to undergraduates. Theses for this prize will be considered without special application by the student. For further information, please contact the Prize Office .

BARBARA MILLER SOLOMON PRIZE A prize is offered annually to a member of the senior class at Harvard College for an honors essay that, in the judgment of the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature, is of high distinction. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature .

SOSLAND PRIZE IN EXPOSITORY WRITING The Sosland Prize in Expository Writing was established in 1994 by Morton I. Sosland, Class of 1946, and his brother Neil N. Sosland, Class of 1952, to recognize outstanding writing at Harvard College. Every year, the Sosland Director of the Harvard College Writing Program awards the prize to the student whose essay is judged by the Writing Program faculty prize committee to be the best first-year essay published in Exposé , the program’s annual online magazine. Morton and Neil Sosland led the Sosland Publishing Co., a family business founded in 1922, and were longstanding friends and benefactors of Harvard. For further information, please contact the Harvard College Writing Program .

SPIRIT OF KIRKLAND HOUSE AWARD This Kirkland House prize is awarded to the senior in Kirkland who best exemplifies the spirit of the House. The prize is a silver Paul Revere bowl. For further information, please contact Kirkland House .

ADELBERT W. SPRAGUE PRIZE From the income of the Adelbert W. Sprague fund established in 1968 for the Department of Music, a prize is offered to Harvard students in a competition in orchestral composition. Manuscripts must be submitted to the administrator of the Department of Music. In years when, in the opinion of the department, there is no worthy orchestral manuscript submitted, the prize will not be awarded. For further information, please contact the Department of Music .

DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS CONCURRENT MASTER'S PRIZE This prize is awarded annually to the graduating student who, having completed the concurrent master’s program in the Department of Statistics, has the best overall performance (as indicated by coursework results), has demonstrated achievements in statistics outside of coursework, and has contributed significantly to the department. Eligible students will be invited to submit basic application materials. For further information, please contact the Department of Statistics .

DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS SENIOR CONCENTRATOR PRIZE This prize is awarded annually to the graduating senior concentrator who has the best overall performance (as indicated by coursework results and thesis) and who has contributed significantly to the department. Eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of Statistics .

JACK M. STEIN TEACHING FELLOW PRIZE IN GERMANIC LANGUAGES This award is sponsored annually by the Harvard Graduate Society for Advanced Study and Research and named in honor of the late Professor Jack M. Stein, who was instrumental in raising the quality of language instruction in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. The prize is awarded each year to a Teaching Fellow who, in the judgment of a faculty committee visiting classes, conducts undergraduate sections with the highest measure of pedagogical skills, linguistic proficiency, enthusiasm, and commitment to students’ learning and welfare. For further information, please contact the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures .

ZEPH AND DIANA STEWART PRIZE For twelve years Professor of Greek and Latin Zeph Stewart was Master and Diana Stewart was Associate Master of Lowell House. When they left the mastership, a prize fund was established to commemorate their service to the House. The prize is awarded to “an undergraduate who has contributed notably, whether through personal qualities or through activities to the sense of community in Lowell House and Harvard.” There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Lowell House .

LOUIS SUDLER PRIZE IN THE ARTS This prize was created by Mr. Sudler in 1983 to recognize the graduating senior with the most outstanding artistic talent and achievement in the composition or performance of music, drama, dance, or the visual arts, honoring the sum of the student's activities at Harvard. For further information, please contact the Office for the Arts .

CHARLES SUMNER PRIZE A prize from the income of the bequest of Senator Charles Sumner, of the Class of 1830, is offered for the best dissertation from the legal, political, historical, economic, social, or ethnic approach, dealing with any means or measures tending toward the prevention of war and the establishment of universal peace. The prize is open to any student of the University in any of its departments, but students cannot hope to be successful who have not some knowledge of international law. The competition is open on the same terms as the competition for the Chase Prize, and essays submitted for either prize may be considered for the other. The subject may, within the limits set down above, be chosen by each competitor for himself, subject to the approval of the Committee on Prizes in Political Science. No prize will be awarded to any essay that is not, in the opinion of the judges, worthy of publication. Essays that have received other prizes, or have been presented for academic recognition elsewhere than in Harvard University, or have been published before the making of the award, shall not be admissible. All doctoral dissertations that are eligible under the terms of the prize will be considered without special application. All other essays or dissertations must be submitted by the deadline to the Department of Government. For further information, please contact the Department of Government .

ALAN SYMONDS AWARD Presented by the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players in cooperation with the Office for the Arts (OFA) at Harvard, this award recognizes a Harvard student active in the technical or production aspects of theater, particularly one who has devoted him- or herself to work in a variety of spaces, such as the Agassiz Theatre, drama space in houses, and nontraditional theater spaces across the campus. The award is further intended for an individual who acted as a teacher and mentor to students new to technical theater, helping others to grow and learn. The award is given in honor of Alan Symonds, Harvard alumnus and former Technical Director for Harvard College Theatre, a designer, technician, and mentor who worked tirelessly to improve Harvard theater in practice and performance. This award is student nominated. Final selection is made by a committee of theater administrators and OFA staff members. For further information, please contact the Office for the Arts .

TALIESIN PRIZE FOR DISTINCTION IN THE ART OF LEARNING The Taliesin Prize for Distinction in the Art of Learning is awarded to three graduating seniors who best exhibit a spirit of intellectual adventure in their curricular paths as Harvard undergraduates. While many prizes take as their starting point conventional standards of academic excellence like a student’s GPA or exemplary thesis, the Taliesin Prize—named for the early poet famed for enlightenment and inspiration—takes a holistic look at a student’s curricular choices. The Prize Committee will examine the transcripts of nominated students for evidence of a willingness to engage with challenging courses and an indication that the student deliberately charted a path through the curriculum that reflects curiosity, risk, creativity, and exploration.

Nominations for the prize are made by faculty members in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Nominated students will have the opportunity to submit a short written response about their curricular pathways before prize selection but will be considered without an application. For further information, please see the Division of Arts and Humanities student website .

BENJAMIN TEEL MEMORIAL PRIZE Benjamin Teel, who served Adams House as a Tutor for five years, is remembered with this prize fund, which was established by gifts from members of the Adams House community. The prize is awarded annually to an Adams House senior who has served the House with the same generous, gentle, and happy spirit as Benjamin Teel. In recognition of his scholarly commitment to the study of Creole linguistics and the acculturation of Haitian immigrants, the winner may be a student who has shown devotion to a similar academic-social endeavor. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Adams House .

ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE PRIZES IN SOCIAL STUDIES Established in 1985, these two equal prizes are named for the nineteenth-century French social historian Alexis de Tocqueville, whose works are read in the introductory social studies tutorial. They are awarded to the two graduating seniors in the social studies program who have written the senior essays of highest distinction. A committee composed of the Chair of the Standing Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, the Director of Studies, and one other faculty member will make the selection. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies .

ROBERT N. TOPPAN PRIZE A prize from the income of the gift of Robert Noxon Toppan, of the Class of 1858, is offered for the best essay or dissertation upon a subject of political science. The prize will be awarded only for essays or dissertations of exceptional merit, and consequently will not necessarily be awarded every year. All doctoral dissertations that are eligible under the terms of the prize will be considered without special application. All other essays or dissertations must be submitted by the deadline to the Department of Government. For further information, please contact the Department of Government .

JOAN GRAY UNTERMYER POETRY PRIZE Given by family and friends, the prize is awarded annually in honor of Joan Gray Untermyer, Radcliffe 1942, for the best original poem or group of poems by an undergraduate in any given year. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

VERMUELE THESIS PRIZE This prize is awarded to the best undergraduate thesis in classical archaeology as voted by the faculty at the degree meeting of the Department of the Classics. For further information, please contact the Department of the Classics .

JUDITH VICHNIAC THESIS PRIZE IN SOCIAL STUDIES Established in 2021 by Charles Maier, Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Emeritus , and former Chair of the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, this prize is awarded for the best senior thesis in social studies on a country or countries in the European Union—including, if appropriate, their international and global role. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies .

VISITING COMMITTEE PRIZE FOR UNDERGRADUATE BOOK COLLECTING Members of the Board of Overseers’ Committee to Visit the Harvard University Library have established a series of prizes in order to recognize and to encourage the intelligent formation of personal libraries by undergraduates in Harvard College. The cost or rarity of the books in the library will have no bearing on the awards; a collection of paperbacks or ephemeral material will receive the same consideration as examples of fine or early printing or binding. The controlling factor will be the rationale of the library and the spirit behind its formation. As a rule, the competition does not extend to general purpose collections built up solely from the accumulated reading experience of the student. Libraries must be personally owned and must have been collected by the contestant. The judges reserve the right to divide the prizes in other proportions if it seems appropriate, or to award no prizes if in their view no submissions warrant it. Contestants will be judged by a panel of three or more judges chaired by the Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Research, Teaching and Learning. Each contestant must announce in writing his or her candidacy, stating the subject or scope of the collection. Entries must be submitted according to the rules for competitors. For further information, please see the Lamont Library website .

NAMHI KIM WAGNER KOREAN LANGUAGE PRIZE The Namhi Kim Wagner Korean Language Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding graduating senior who has demonstrated devotion and excellence in learning the Korean language and culture at Harvard University. The recipient is chosen from among undergraduate students who have completed six semesters or more of Korean at Harvard. All eligible students will be considered for the prize by the Korean language faculty. For further information, please contact the Korea Institute .

ESTHER SELLHOLM WALZ PRIZE The Esther Sellholm Walz Prize was established by the late Hans G. Walz, Class of 1924, in memory of his mother. A prize is “awarded annually to a graduate student pursuing studies in German or Scandinavian language with the intention of entering the teaching field for the best paper or essay as determined by a committee of the members of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. The paper or essay shall deal with a scholarly subject in German or Scandinavian literature and philology, with preference given to papers on the writings or life of Goethe and Schiller or dealing with topics in the areas of German or Scandinavian folklore and philology.” Hans G. Walz was the son of Professor John Albrecht Walz, who taught in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures from 1894 to 1937. At the end of each winter semester, faculty members offering graduate courses in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures will nominate the most outstanding research papers written by the department's graduate students during the preceding two semesters, in both courses and seminars. The winning paper will be selected by a faculty committee before the end of the spring semester. For further information, please contact the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures .

PHILIPPE WAMBA PRIZE A 1993 graduate of Harvard College, Philippe Wamba, in his short life, had a profound impact on his fellow students and the faculty of the Department of African and African American Studies. Following his graduation, he soon returned to Harvard University, where he became the editor in chief of Africana.com. Known for his remarkable personality as well as his outstanding intellectual capability, Philippe Wamba’s life is celebrated through this prize honoring the best senior thesis in African studies. A monetary prize will be awarded. For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies .

PHILIP WASHBURN PRIZE By the gift in 1899 of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Washburn, a prize was established in memory of her son, Philip Washburn, of the Class of 1882. This prize is offered for the best thesis, of sufficient merit, on a historical subject presented by a successful candidate for the bachelor’s degree with honors in the Department of History. The thesis may also be counted as a part of the student’s work in one or more courses. Theses submitted in either term will be eligible for the prize. In case the writer of the selected thesis states that his or her thesis is to be submitted in competition for another prize, no award will be made until the result of that competition is announced. For further information, please contact the Department of History .

SELMA AND LEWIS WEINSTEIN PRIZE IN JEWISH STUDIES Awarded to the Harvard University students who submit the best undergraduate essays in Jewish studies. Established by Lewis H. Weinstein, A.B. 1927, LL.B. 1930. For further information, please contact the Center for Jewish Studies .

DAVID A. WELLS PRIZE IN ECONOMICS The benefaction of David A. Wells enables the Department of Economics to offer an annual prize for the best publishable work, embodying the results of original investigation, submitted under the conditions listed below. For further information, please contact the Department of Economics .

  • Competition is open to members of the senior class and also to any graduate of any department of the University of not more than three years’ standing. In the latter case, this has been interpreted as not more than three years from the date of taking the Ph.D. degree. 
  • The subject must lie within the field of economics or some adjacent field and must be accepted by the Department of Economics. Under the terms of the bequest, certain restrictions upon the choice of subjects have been imposed. Detailed information is available from the Department of Economics.
  • The prize money will be awarded on condition that (1) the winning essay or essays will be published in full or in part as a monograph, or (2) one of the articles will be published in a professional journal. The winning student should consult the department about options for publication and distribution.
  • All theses offered in competition must be submitted to the Department of Economics, by the deadline, not later than five o’clock in the afternoon.
  • All notes of identification must be eliminated from the manuscript and a pen name affixed.

BARRETT WENDELL SOPHOMORE ESSAY PRIZE The Barrett Wendell Sophomore Essay Prize was established in memory of Professor Barrett Wendell, of the Class of 1877, first Chairman of the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature. The prize is awarded each year to the concentrator in history and literature who is the winner of the sophomore essay contest. Each sophomore tutorial may submit for consideration one of the sophomore essays. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature .

JACOB WENDELL SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE The Jacob Wendell Prize, which was established in 1899 by bequest of Jacob Wendell, is awarded to a Harvard College sophomore identified by the selection committee as the most promising and broad-ranging scholar in his or her class, without reference to financial need. The prize is awarded on the basis of a student’s first-year academic record, a writing sample, and letters of recommendation. Students who complete their first year at Harvard College in the top tier of their class are invited to apply for the Wendell Prize by the Prize Office in the June after their first year at Harvard. For further information, please contact the Prize Office .

CORNEL WEST PRIZE This monetary award is to honor an African and African American studies senior who has displayed the best overall performance (as indicated by thesis and GPA) in the concentration. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies .

JANE COOLIDGE AND WALTER MUIR WHITEHILL PRIZE Walter Muir Whitehill, A.B. 1926, A.M. 1929, was a former Allston Burr Senior Tutor and longtime Associate of Lowell House. He “labored joyfully and with unique powers for the advancement of the means, the amenities, and the ends of humane learning.” Jane Coolidge Whitehill grew up in Lowell House, as a daughter of the first Master, Julian Coolidge. Recipient of a Radcliffe A.M. in 1926, she edited a collection of the letters of Charles Eliot Norton and produced a variety of scholarly and literary works over the years. Upon Walter Muir Whitehill’s death in 1978, the Senior Common Room established a prize in the Whitehills’ honor for a junior who as a scholar and a citizen best represents the tradition of the humane letters and arts. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Lowell House .

B. J. WHITING BOOK PRIZE The B. J. Whiting Book Prize was established in 1975 in honor of Bartlett Jere Whiting, Gurney Professor of English Literature, Emeritus , and Associate of Lowell House. The prize is awarded by the members of the Senior Common Room of Lowell House at their discretion to the senior in Lowell House who adds wit and charm to the House, shows loyalty to the House, and makes it a desirable place for interaction. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Lowell House .

ELIZABETH WILDER PRIZE A prize from a fund established under the will of Elizabeth Wilder is offered to the freshman needing financial aid who passes the highest examination in elementary German at the mid-year examination. Freshmen in German A who have not studied German before enrollment in the course will be considered for either this prize or the Carl Schurz Prize. In the years when the Elizabeth Wilder Prize is awarded, the Carl Schurz Prize will not be given. For further information, please contact the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures .

JOHN H. WILLIAMS PRIZE The John H. Williams Prize was established in 1958 by his former colleagues at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in recognition of his distinguished career as an economist. John Henry Williams, A.M. 1916, Ph.D. 1919, after teaching in the Department of Economics for several years, was appointed the Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy in 1933 and was the first Dean of the School of Public Administration. At the Federal Reserve Bank of New York he served for many years as a Vice President and, in addition, acted as Economic Advisor to the bank. He also served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Preparatory Commission of the World Monetary and Economic Conference from 1932 to 1933 and subsequently as advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on international monetary policy. Professor Williams retired from Harvard in 1957 and was Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus . He died in December 1980. The prize is awarded annually by the Department of Economics to a summa honors senior graduating with the best overall record. There is no competition for this award; students are considered automatically by the department. For further information, please contact the Department of Economics .

WINTHROP HOUSE PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD The Winthrop House Public Service Award was established in 1986. The prize is given annually to the Winthrop House student who has given generously of their time, effort, and organizational skills to further the cause of service to the community. There is no competition for this award; the winners are selected by the Resident Dean and the Faculty Deans. For further information, please contact Winthrop House .

WISTER PRIZE IN MATHEMATICS OR MUSIC From a bequest of Charles J. Wister, a prize is awarded in alternate years to the senior concentrating in mathematics or music who has the highest record in his or her field of concentration. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Music .

JUDITH WOOD MEMORIAL PRIZE Judith Wood Memorial Prizes will be awarded during Commencement Week to Harvard Extension School students who, while compiling honors academic records at the School, also contended with disabilities of a serious nature, as did the Prize’s namesake. The late Judith Wood, though born with cystic fibrosis, beset with diabetes, and becoming blind, took Extension School courses as long as she was able to and inspired many other students with her courage. In her memory, her family and friends established the Judith Wood Memorial Prize Fund so that, from time to time, the Extension School can honor students who must travel a singularly difficult path to degree or certificate completion. For further information, please contact the Harvard Extension School .

THOMAS WOOD AWARD IN JOURNALISM Through the bequest of Thomas Wood, A.B. 1929, an annual award is given to the student who shows the best promise in the field of journalism. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of English .

JUDGE CHARLES WYZANSKI PRIZE A longtime member of the Society of Fellows and an active force on the Board of Overseers, Judge Wyzanski was for many years a valued Associate of Lowell House. With this award, Lowell House seeks to recognize a student interested in the law who shares Judge Wyzanski’s love for vigorous conversation and his concern for the theoretical and practical issues of justice. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. For further information, please contact Lowell House .

KATIE Y. F. YANG PRIZE The Katie Y. F. Yang Prize, named for a 1990 graduate of the Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management (CSS) program, is awarded annually to the international graduate in the A.L.M. in Management program for academic achievement and character. Eligible students will be invited to apply. For further information, please contact the Harvard Extension School .

ALLYN A. YOUNG PRIZE In 1961, the Department of Economics established the Allyn A. Young Prize from funds contributed “for the promotion of economic science, in ways suitable for commemorating” Allyn Abbott Young, Professor of Economics. A prize will be awarded annually to an undergraduate concentrating in Economics who submits an outstanding honors thesis “of summa quality.” In any given year, the Department may also decide to divide the prize among multiple theses. For further information, please contact the Department of Economics .

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Undergraduate Thesis Research Fellowships

The Undergraduate Program offers four fellowships to help supplement the research efforts of rising seniors pursuing an honors thesis in the English Department. Two prizes of $750 each are available to rising seniors who have been accepted to write a creative thesis, and two prizes of $750 each are available to rising seniors who have an approved critical thesis proposal and have secured a faculty thesis advisor. The Undergraduate Program Administrator will notify rising seniors of due dates and application requirements late in junior spring.

Continuing Education Grants

The Le Baron Russell Briggs Grant for Continued Critical Literary Studies is a substantial financial award to support formal graduate studies in literature, with a preference for studies in English literature. Students must have a distinguished overall record as an honors concentrator and will be notified of their eligibility for such awards in March of the senior year.

The Edward Eager Grant for Continued Studies in Creative Writing is a substantial financial award of to support formal graduate studies in creative writing. This grant is possible through a bequest of Jane Eager, “in memory of [her] late husband, Edward Eager, Class of 1935,” and is used to award and support creative writing. Students will be notified of their eligibility for such awards in March of the senior year.

Le Baron Russell Briggs Traveling Prizes & Thesis Prize

In accordance with the terms of the Sanford H. E. Freund Fund, the Department of English awards prizes named in memory of Le Baron Russell Briggs, Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory, Emeritus.

Le Baron Briggs Traveling Prizes in English will be awarded as funds allow. These are prizes to help support “a year of literary studies [here or] abroad” (not necessarily as an enrolled student in a university) and are awarded to a graduating senior or seniors with a distinguished overall record as an honors concentrator. Students will be notified of their eligibility for such awards in March of the senior year.

The Le Baron Russell Briggs Honors Thesis Prize in English will be chosen from the outstanding senior honors theses in the Department of English. Theses will be considered without special application by students.

Elocution Prizes

2024 Boylston Prizes for Elocution

Please direct any questions about the elocution prizes to Case Kerns, [email protected] .

The Boylston Prizes for Elocution are awarded through a competition “for the delivery of memorized selections from English, Greek, or Latin literature,” not to exceed five minutes in length. It is open to all Harvard sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Cash prizes awarded to first and second place. Students interested in competing need to email a copy of their selection as a word document to [email protected] (acceptable file types: .pdf, .doc, .docx) on or before the deadline. Please use the subject line “2024 ENGLISH DEPARTMENT BOYLSTON PRIZE.”

Submission Deadline:  Tuesday, March 19 by 5pm. Final Round:  TBD

The following are examples of submissions from past participants in the Boylston Prize Competition: Song of Myself, Walt Whitman; The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer, lines 413-480; A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf; Ulysses, Alfred Lord Tennyson, lines 1-70; Henry V, prologue, Shakespeare; Nelly Myers, A.R. Simmons; Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln; Medea, Euripides, lines 465-498.

Annual Departmental Critical and Creative Prizes

The deadline for the 2024 English Department Critical & Creative Prizes is  Thursday, March 28 by 5pm .

Please direct any questions about the annual departmental critical and creative prizes to Case Kerns, [email protected] .

ATTENTION: We will not be accepting hard copies of English Department prize submissions this year. Please email all prize submissions to [email protected] with the subject: “2024 ENGLISH DEPARTMENT PRIZES”. In lieu of an envelope with your name containing your pseudonym inside, include your pseudonym(s) and name in the body of your email. Please attach your submission materials as word documents (doc, docx) or pdfs. All other submission guidelines remain the same. 

Submission Guidelines

  • The real name/identity of the student should not be written anywhere on any submission.
  • Each submission must be identified by a pseudonym/alias of the candidates’ choosing. Please group creative writing submissions under one pseudonym. See special instructions below.
  • Please include your pseudonym(s) in the body of your email.
  • If a student is making multiple submissions they must use a different pseudonym (and provide a separate identity envelope) for each submission. Do not make multiple submissions for creative writing prizes. See special instructions below.
  • All students submitting to English Dept. prizes are required to fill out a prize form. This form ("Harvard English Deprtment Prize From") can be downloaded as word document below.

Special Instructions for Creative Writing Prizes

For all creative writing prizes that require submission, please submit one packet of up to five poems and/or one short story. All entries will automatically be considered for all eligible prizes.

For further information on any of the prizes, please contact the Department of English directly. For more detailed information on prizes at Harvard, please consult the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Prize Office .

Creative Prizes Requiring Student Submission

Academy Of American Poets Prize Due Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. The Academy of American Poets – a national organization with its headquarters in New York, which sponsors a wide range of prizes, poetry reading series, etc. – offers, through the Department of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard, as at a number of other colleges and universities, an annual prize for the best poem or group of poems by an undergraduate student. Poems must be submitted to the English Department, on or before the deadline at 4 o’clock. Please see special instructions above for creative writing prizes. Note: all undergraduates are eligible;  prize awarded by Academy of American Poets, not Department of English.

Edward Eager Memorial Fund Due Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Through a bequest of Jane Eager, a prize is awarded “in memory of my late husband, Edward Eager, Class of 1935.” The income of the fund is used “annually for an award for the best creative writing – preferably in the juvenile field – by an undergraduate in the Harvard English Department ….”

Roger Conant Hatch Prizes For Lyric Poetry Due Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. From a gift from Roger Conant Hatch in 1959, a first prize is awarded each year to the student in Harvard or Radcliffe College who, in the estimation of a committee designated by the Department of English and American Literature and Language, writes the best lyric poem presented in this competition. A second prize is awarded for the next best lyric poem.

Joan Gray Untermyer Poetry Prize Due Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. (A Radcliffe Fund) Established in 1963 and given by family and friends, the prize is awarded annually in honor of Joan Gray Untermyer, Radcliffe 1942, for the best original poem or group of poems by a female undergraduate in any given year. Poems must be submitted to the English Department, on or before the deadline at 4 o’clock.

Lloyd McKim Garrison Prize Due Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. This prize was founded by the Class of 1888 in memory of their classmate, Lloyd McKim Garrison. The endowment is for a prize for the best poem. The competition for this prize is open to all undergraduates in Harvard or Radcliffe Colleges. No entry, whether a single poem or group of poems, may exceed 150 lines. Contestants may make their own choice of subject or subjects.

Creative Prizes Not Requiring Student Submission

Cyrilly Abels Short Story Prize (A Radcliffe Fund) The Cyrilly Abels Short Story Prize is awarded for the best short story written by a female undergraduate during the academic year. The prize is awarded by a committee of the instructors concerned. No submissions.

Le Baron Russell Briggs Fiction Prize In accordance with the terms of the Sanford H. E. Freund Fund, the Department of English and American Literature and Language awards prizes named in memory of Le Baron Russell Briggs, Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory, Emeritus. The Le Baron Russell Briggs Fiction Prize will be given for the best story written by an undergraduate in the College during the year. No submissions. This prize is awarded by committee only.

Charles Edmund Horman Prize This prize was established by a bequest from Ruth Lazar in memory of her nephew, Charles Edmund Horman ’64, who was executed in Chile in 1973, shortly after the coup that ended the regime of Salvador Allende, presumably because of his activities in Chile as a freelance writer and film maker and his known consistent commitment to human dignity, which made him suspect to the military insurgents. The Charles Edmund Horman Prize, awarded to a member of the junior class, provides “financial assistance to a Senior” who “excels in creative writing and who best personifies the ideals and sense of values held by my said nephew.” There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. Note: one prize is awarded to a member of the junior class; check paid out in September (“financial assistance to a senior”).

Harvard Monthly Prize A prize, established in 1932 to commemorate the Harvard Monthly, is awarded to that Harvard or Radcliffe College student in the most advanced courses in English composition who shows greatest literary promise. The prize is awarded by a committee of the instructors concerned. No submissions.

The Lee Patrick Award in Drama Through the bequest of Thomas Wood, A.B. 1929, an annual award is given to the student who shows the best promise in the field of dramatic arts.

The Thomas Wood Award in Journalism Through the bequest of Thomas Wood, A.B., 1929, an annual award is given to the student who shows the best promise in the field of journalism.

Critical Prizes Requiring Student Submission

William Harris Arnold and Gertrude Weld Arnold Prize Due Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. This prize was established in the Department of English in 1941 through the bequest of Gertrude Weld Arnold, and is given in memory of William Harris Arnold and his wife, Gertrude Weld Arnold, who shared with him the interest and pleasure of book collecting. A prize may be awarded to a student in Harvard College, Radcliffe College, or the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, who submits “the most understanding essay on the true spirit of book collecting.” A second prize may be awarded in any year in which two deserving essays are submitted, if income is available from previous years when an award was not made. Since the terms of bequest express a hope that the recipient will use the prize money “in a way which will best further the student’s knowledge of literature and so of books,” preference will be given to essays by students who indicate such intentions. Essays must not exceed 10,000 words, and must be submitted to the English Department, on or before the deadline at 4 o’clock. Note: open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

Helen Choate Bell Prize Due Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.(Essay) This prize was established by friends of Mrs. Helen Choate Bell to commemorate her connection with American Literature. It is open to any student in the University and are awarded for merit in the field of American literature. The prize is for the best essay of from 5,000 to 10,000 words on a subject in American literature. Excellence in form as well as content will be required. Essays prepared for Harvard courses may be submitted. Manuscripts of essays and of substantially completed theses must be submitted to the English Department, on or before the deadline. (Open to all undergraduate and graduate students)

Boston Ruskin Prize Due Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. A prize, the gift of the Boston Ruskin Club, is awarded for the best essay on the life, work, or interests of John Ruskin, unless no essay is submitted which in the opinion of the Department of English and American Literature and Language seems worthy of the prize. The competition is open to all students in the University. Manuscripts must be submitted to the English Department, on or before the deadline at 4 o’clock. Note: open to all undergraduate and graduate students. The “interests of John Ruskin,” as revealed in his writing, include the following: aesthetics; medieval and renaissance culture; Romantic and Victorian literature; Greek myths. If you have an essay that touches upon any of these topics from any period of English and American literature up to the present day, you may submit it for consideration. No special connection to Ruskin needs to be adduced, although of course the prize committee will always welcome a Ruskin essay. This year the committee will award several Ruskin prizes, the exact number to be determined once we review the submissions.

Winthrop Sargent Prize Due Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. From the bequest of Mrs. Winthrop Sargent in 1918, a prize is awarded annually “for the best essay relating to Shakespeare or Shakespeare’s work.” The competition is open to all students in the University. Essays submitted for the Sargent Prize should be 20-25 double-spaced pages in length (not including endnotes). Longer essays will not be considered. Those wishing to submit part of a thesis should restructure the submission as a self- contained essay. When the quality of submissions merits, the prize may be split between graduate and undergraduate winners. Manuscripts must be submitted at the Barker Center, on or before the deadline, not later than four o’clock in the afternoon. Notes: open to all undergraduate and graduate students; limited to 20-25 pages in length; prize may be split between an undergraduate and graduate student.

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English and Creative Writing Prizes

Each year the Department awards the following prizes for academic achievement in BA and MA programmes.

This year's winners

  • Sara Lopes Borga (2019-20 winner of the Bart Moore-Gilbert Prize)
  • Antoinette Munir and Ray Simms (2019-20 winners of the ECL Undergraduate Dissertation Prize)
  • Romina Duffy (2019-20 winner of the Christine Swayne Memorial Award)
  • Adam Locklear  (2019-20 winner of the Winifred Hyde Prize)
  • Anna Hartnett  (2019-20 winner of the Hayley Davis Prize)
  • Scarlet Clark (2019-20 winner of the MA Literary Studies Prize)
  • Shaquille Kabba (2019-20 winner of the Joseph Prize)
  • Maya Owen (2019-20 winner of the First Year Essay Prize)

With the exception of the First Year Essay Prize, no application is necessary. Further details of ECL prizes are available from the Departmental Business Manager, Emily Guest .

Bart Moore-Gilbert Postcolonial Essay Prize

This award was established in 2018 in memory of Professor Bart Moore-Gilbert, who joined Goldsmiths in 1989 and taught here until 2015 when he retired shortly before passing away. It is awarded each year, in acknowledgement of Professor Moore-Gilbert’s distinguished contributions to the field of Postcolonial Studies, to the level 6 (final year undergraduate) or level 7 (MA) assignment achieving the highest first-class or distinction mark that year in any area of postcolonial studies. The value of the award is £150.

Hayley Davis Prize 

This prize was established in 2009 in memory of Dr Hayley Davis, Lecturer (and later Senior Lecturer) in the Department of English and Comparative Literature from 1991 to 2005. It is awarded each year to the best MA or BA dissertation in linguistics in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. The value of the award is £150.

Winifred Hyde Prize

This award is made each year for the best performance (i.e. the highest overall mark) in the final examination/assessment for the BA English (including any other in-house degree in ECL). The value of the award is £150.

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This prize was established in 2015 and is awarded each year to the undergraduate dissertation awarded the highest mark across the Department as a whole. The value of the award is £150.

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This award was established in 2006 through the generosity of a former lecturer in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Dr Sam Matthews. The value of the award is £75.

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Published on 9 September 2022 by Tegan George . Revised on 6 April 2023.

It can be difficult to know where to start when writing your thesis or dissertation . One way to come up with some ideas or maybe even combat writer’s block is to check out previous work done by other students.

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University : University of Pennsylvania Faculty : History Author : Suchait Kahlon Award : 2021 Hilary Conroy Prize for Best Honors Thesis in World History Title : “Abolition, Africans, and Abstraction: the Influence of the “Noble Savage” on British and French Antislavery Thought, 1787-1807”

University : Columbia University Faculty : History Author : Julien Saint Reiman Award : 2018 Charles A. Beard Senior Thesis Prize Title : “A Starving Man Helping Another Starving Man”: UNRRA, India, and the Genesis of Global Relief, 1943-1947

University: University College London Faculty: Geography Author: Anna Knowles-Smith Award:  2017 Royal Geographical Society Undergraduate Dissertation Prize Title:  Refugees and theatre: an exploration of the basis of self-representation

University: University of Washington Faculty:  Computer Science & Engineering Author: Nick J. Martindell Award: 2014 Best Senior Thesis Award Title:  DCDN: Distributed content delivery for the modern web

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University:  University of Edinburgh Faculty:  Informatics Author:  Christopher Sipola Award:  2018 Social Responsibility & Sustainability Dissertation Prize Title:  Summarizing electricity usage with a neural network

University:  University of Ottawa Faculty:  Education Author:  Matthew Brillinger Award:  2017 Commission on Graduate Studies in the Humanities Prize Title:  Educational Park Planning in Berkeley, California, 1965-1968

University:  University of Ottawa Faculty: Social Sciences Author:  Heather Martin Award:  2015 Joseph De Koninck Prize Title:  An Analysis of Sexual Assault Support Services for Women who have a Developmental Disability

University : University of Ottawa Faculty : Physics Author : Guillaume Thekkadath Award : 2017 Commission on Graduate Studies in the Sciences Prize Title : Joint measurements of complementary properties of quantum systems

University:  London School of Economics Faculty: International Development Author: Lajos Kossuth Award:  2016 Winner of the Prize for Best Overall Performance Title:  Shiny Happy People: A study of the effects income relative to a reference group exerts on life satisfaction

University : Stanford University Faculty : English Author : Nathan Wainstein Award : 2021 Alden Prize Title : “Unformed Art: Bad Writing in the Modernist Novel”

University : University of Massachusetts at Amherst Faculty : Molecular and Cellular Biology Author : Nils Pilotte Award : 2021 Byron Prize for Best Ph.D. Dissertation Title : “Improved Molecular Diagnostics for Soil-Transmitted Molecular Diagnostics for Soil-Transmitted Helminths”

University:  Utrecht University Faculty:  Linguistics Author:  Hans Rutger Bosker Award: 2014 AVT/Anéla Dissertation Prize Title:  The processing and evaluation of fluency in native and non-native speech

University: California Institute of Technology Faculty: Physics Author: Michael P. Mendenhall Award: 2015 Dissertation Award in Nuclear Physics Title: Measurement of the neutron beta decay asymmetry using ultracold neutrons

University:  Stanford University Faculty: Management Science and Engineering Author:  Shayan O. Gharan Award:  Doctoral Dissertation Award 2013 Title:   New Rounding Techniques for the Design and Analysis of Approximation Algorithms

University: University of Minnesota Faculty: Chemical Engineering Author: Eric A. Vandre Award:  2014 Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics Title: Onset of Dynamics Wetting Failure: The Mechanics of High-speed Fluid Displacement

University: Erasmus University Rotterdam Faculty: Marketing Author: Ezgi Akpinar Award: McKinsey Marketing Dissertation Award 2014 Title: Consumer Information Sharing: Understanding Psychological Drivers of Social Transmission

University: University of Washington Faculty: Computer Science & Engineering Author: Keith N. Snavely Award:  2009 Doctoral Dissertation Award Title: Scene Reconstruction and Visualization from Internet Photo Collections

University:  University of Ottawa Faculty:  Social Work Author:  Susannah Taylor Award: 2018 Joseph De Koninck Prize Title:  Effacing and Obscuring Autonomy: the Effects of Structural Violence on the Transition to Adulthood of Street Involved Youth

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However, up to now, the main carriers of catalytic additives have been mineral sorbents: silica gels, alumogels. This is obviously due to the fact that they consist of pure homogeneous components SiO2 and Al2O3, respectively. It is generally known that impurities, especially the ash elements, are catalytic poisons that reduce the effectiveness of the catalyst. Therefore, carbon sorbents with 5-15% by weight of ash elements in their composition are not used in the above mentioned technologies. However, in such an important field as a gas-mask technique, carbon sorbents (active carbons) are carriers of catalytic additives, providing effective protection of a person against any types of potent poisonous substances (PPS). In ESPE “JSC "Neorganika" there has been developed the technology of unique ashless spherical carbon carrier-catalysts by the method of liquid forming of furfural copolymers with subsequent gas-vapor activation, brand PAC. Active carbons PAC have 100% qualitative characteristics of the three main properties of carbon sorbents: strength - 100%, the proportion of sorbing pores in the pore space – 100%, purity - 100% (ash content is close to zero). A particularly outstanding feature of active PAC carbons is their uniquely high mechanical compressive strength of 740 ± 40 MPa, which is 3-7 times larger than that of  such materials as granite, quartzite, electric coal, and is comparable to the value for cast iron - 400-1000 MPa. This allows the PAC to operate under severe conditions in moving and fluidized beds.  Obviously, it is time to actively develop catalysts based on PAC sorbents for oil refining, petrochemicals, gas processing and various technologies of organic synthesis.

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