Prize Descriptions


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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.  For further information, please contact the Department of English.

THE MATTHEW ABRAMSON PRIZE FOR BEST SENIOR THESIS IN FINE ARTS
Established in 1999, the prize comes as a bequest from the Estate of Matthew Abramson, a former concentrator in the Fine Arts Department, 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.  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.  Further information may be obtained from 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 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.  Further information may be obtained from the Department of Philosophy.

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.  Further information may be obtained from the Head Tutor in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies.

HERB ALEXANDER PRIZE
The Herb Alexander Award recognizes a deserving student in the Department of Mathematics who will use the prize money for research and travel to math conferences.  For more information, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Mathematics.

RICHARD GLOVER AND HENRY RUSSELL AMES MEMORIAL AIDS PRIZE
The Richard Glover and Henry Russell Ames Memorial Aids Prize was created in 1935 in memory of two sons who gave their lives to save their father at sea.  One man and one woman "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 from the seniors nominated by the Senior Class Committee.  For further information, please contact the Harvard Alumni Association.

ANA AGUADO PRIZE FOR BEST DOCTORAL STUDENT PAPER
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 Harvard Environmental Economics Program.

PHYLLIS ANDERSON PRIZE PLAY
To encourage playwriting at Harvard, the playwright Robert Anderson '39 established a prize in memory of his wife Phyllis, to be awarded in even-numbered years for the best play submitted by an undergraduate or a student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences enrolled at Harvard between February and December of the competition year.  All one-act and full-length plays not previously produced are eligible for entry; musicals and adaptations from other works will not be accepted.  Entries should be submitted by the deadline to the Director of the Loeb Drama Center.  Competition information may be obtained from the office of the Director of the Loeb Drama Center.

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 more information, contact the Director for 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 1991-2002. 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. Further information may be obtained from 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 Visual and Environmental Studies and working on individual projects.  Projects will be considered without special application by students.  Further information may be obtained from the Head Tutor in the Department of Visual and Environmental 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.

THE SANTO J. AURELIO PRIZE
The Santo J. Aurelio Prize Fund was established in 1992 by Santo J. Aurelio, ALB '83, ALM '85.  A prize or prizes will be awarded annually on the basis of "academic achievement and character," normally to Extension School undergraduate degree recipients who--as did Mr. Aurelio--complete their academic work with distinction after age 50.  Formerly a court stenographer, Mr. Aurelio earned an Ed.D. in Adult Education after completing his Extension degrees. He then began a second career as a college teacher.  There is no competition for this award; eligible Extension degree candidates will be considered without application.  For further information, please contact the Harvard Extension School.

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JOSEPH L. BARRETT AWARD
This award was established in memory of Joseph Barrett ’73, 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 Bureau of Study Counsel staff, and the recipient is selected by the Director of the Bureau of Study Counsel.  Further information may be obtained from the Bureau of Study Counsel.

BECHTEL PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY
Through the generosity of Edwin De T. Bechtel, a graduate and an undergraduate 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. Participation is open to undergraduate students registered in Harvard College or to graduate students registered in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The prizes 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 '54 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 at (617) 495-0737 or president@theharvardadvocate.com.

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.  Further information may be obtained from 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, but no essay submitted for any other prize in the same academic year is eligible.  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 - 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 '26 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.  Further information may be obtained from the Department of History.

ROBERT T. BENJAMIN PRIZE ELIOT HOUSE
Established in the memory of Robert T. Benjamin '38 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 prize.  The recipient shall be chosen by the Master of Eliot House from a pool of candidates recommended for this distinction by the House Tutors.  Further information is available from Eliot House.

JAMES GORDON BENNETT PRIZE
This is one of six prizes offered for subjects in various fields of political science.  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.  All other essays or dissertations must be submitted, by the deadline, to the Undergraduate Program Office in the Department of Government.  For further information, please contact the Department of Government.

PHILO SHERMAN BENNETT PRIZE
This is one of six prizes offered for subjects in various fields of political science.  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.  All other essays or dissertations must be submitted, by the deadline, to the Undergraduate Program Office in the Department of Government.  For further information, please contact the Department of Government.

BERNHARD BLUME AWARDS (FIRST-YEAR GRADUATE, SECOND-YEAR GRADUATE, GRADUATING SENIOR)
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 Student - An award is given to the first-year graduate student in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, or in the Department of Comparative Literature whose major field is German, who has attained the most outstanding record in course work.

Second-Year Graduate Student - 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 has attained the most outstanding record in course work.

Graduating Senior - 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.  Further information may be obtained from the Department of Music.

DEREK BOK PUBLIC SERVICE PRIZE
Established entirely by gifts from members of the Extension School Alumni Association, this prize honors the former President of Harvard University, Derek C. Bok, for his interest in encouraging public service by all Harvard students.  The prize recognizes creative initiatives in community service or longstanding records of civic achievement by Extension School students.  All degree and certificate candidates in the Extension School are eligible for the prize in the year of their graduation.  Nominations, including self-nominations, should be submitted to the Derek Bok Public Service Prize, in care of the Dean of the Extension School. For further information, please contact the Harvard Extension School.

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 '51, M.D. '55 (Robert A. Stranahan Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School) and his wife, Jean Louise Friedman Nathan.  For more information please contact the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.

CHARLES JOSEPH BONAPARTE SCHOLARSHIP
From the bequest of Ellen C. Bonaparte "to endow a scholarship in memory of my late husband, Charles Joseph Bonaparte (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."  Further information may be obtained from 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.  Further information is available from the Department of Music.

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, 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. A student may submit only one essay in any Bowdoin prize category.

Graduate Essays in the English Language - Two annual prizes of $10,000 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 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 (see Bowdoin Prizes for more details), including a one-sentence epitome of the essay and a word count.  A pseudonym is required.  All inquiries should be addressed to the Prize Office at fasprize at fas.harvard.edu.

Graduate Essay in the Natural Sciences - An annual prize of $10,000 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.  Academic exercises or dissertations or parts of dissertations, suitably modified for presentation to the general reader, are acceptable.  Essays 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 a verbal translation or explanation is provided.  Abbreviations should be avoided.  Each manuscript must have a title page that conforms to the required specifications (see Bowdoin Prizes for more details), including a one-sentence epitome of the essay and a word count.  A pseudonym is required.  All inquiries should be addressed to the Prize Office at fasprize at fas.harvard.edu.

Graduate Composition in Greek - An annual prize of $10,000 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.  Essays previously presented for other prizes, or for academic recognition elsewhere than in Harvard University, or already published, are not admissible.  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.  Each manuscript must be delivered to the Department of the Classics by the deadline.  A student who is to receive his/her degree at midyear, however, must submit his/her manuscript on or before the day following the first day of the fall term reading period, not later than five o'clock in the afternoon.  All inquiries should be addressed to the Department of the Classics.

Graduate Composition in Latin - An annual prize of $10,000 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.  Essays previously presented for other prizes, or for academic recognition elsewhere than in Harvard University, or already published, are not admissible.  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.  Each manuscript must be delivered to the Department of the Classics by the deadline.  A student who is to receive his/her degree at midyear, however, must submit his/her manuscript on or before the day following the first day of the fall term reading period, not later than five o'clock in the afternoon.  All inquiries should be addressed to 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, 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. A student may submit only one essay in any Bowdoin prize category.

Undergraduate Essays in the English Language -  Two annual prizes of $10,000 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 general reader, not the 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 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 (see Bowdoin Prizes for more details), including a one-sentence epitome of the essay and a word count.  A pseudonym is required.  Inquiries should be addressed to the Prize Office at fasprize at fas.harvard.edu.

Undergraduate Essay in the Natural Sciences -  An annual prize of $10,000 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 general reader, not the specialist, but may include technical data.  Academic exercises or dissertations or parts of dissertations, suitably modified for presentation to the general reader, are acceptable. Essays 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 a verbal translation or explanation is provided.  Abbreviations should be avoided.  Each manuscript must have a title page that conforms to the required specifications  (see Bowdoin Prizes for more details), including a one-sentence epitome of the essay and a word count.  A pseudonym is required.  Inquiries should be addressed to the Prize Office at fasprize at fas.harvard.edu.

Undergraduate Translation into Greek - An annual prize of $5,000 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 in the office of the Department of the Classics. Each manuscript must be delivered to the Department of the Classics, by the deadline, not later than five o'clock in the afternoon. A student who is to receive his/her degree at midyear, however, must submit his/her manuscript on or before the day following the first day of the fall term reading period, not later than five o'clock in the afternoon. All inquiries concerning the Bowdoin Prizes for translations into Greek and Latin should be addressed to the Department of the Classics.

Undergraduate Translation into Latin - An annual prize of $5,000 is offered for the best translation into Classical Latin, chosen by the Department of the Classics. Copies of these passages will be available in the office of the Department of the Classics. Each manuscript must be delivered to the Department of the Classics by the deadline, not later than five o'clock in the afternoon. A student who is to receive his/her degree at midyear must submit his/her manuscript on or before the day following the first day of the fall term reading period, not later than five o'clock in the afternoon. All inquiries concerning the Bowdoin Prizes for translations into Greek and Latin should be addressed to 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. A graduate and an undergraduate prize will be conferred annually for the best essay upon a subject in moral or political philosophy. Participation is open to undergraduate students registered in Harvard College or to graduate students registered in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The prizes will be awarded by a Committee of the Department of Philosophy. Essays must not exceed 10,000 words.  For further information, 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. (summa cum laude) '82 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 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.  This 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 Master, the Allston Burr Resident Dean, and 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 Master of Adams House, in consultation with the Music Tutor of the House.  Further information is available from 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 TRAVELING PRIZES
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 Prize Honors Thesis in English will be chosen from the outstanding senior honors theses in the Department of English.  The prize carries no honorarium as such, but the Briggs Fund is available for publishing the thesis by the Harvard University Press.  Publication is not automatic, however, and the final decision rests with the Syndics of the Harvard Press.  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) 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.  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 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 Prize Honors Thesis in English will be chosen from the outstanding senior honors theses in the Department of English.  The prize carries no honorarium as such, but the Briggs Fund is available for publishing the thesis by the Harvard University Press.  Publication is not automatic, however, and the final decision rests with the Syndics of the Harvard Press.  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) 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.  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 PRIZE HONORS THESIS IN ENGLISH
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 Prize Honors Thesis 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.  As funds allow, 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.  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.

REUBEN A. BROWER MEMORIAL FUND
This prize was established by the Reuben A. Brower Memorial Fund, 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; the winner is selected by the Master, Resident Dean, and Tutors of Adams House.  Further information is available from Adams House.

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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 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 all doctoral dissertations that are eligible under the terms of this prize will be considered without special application.  Further information may be obtained from the Department of Philosophy.

EDWARD M. CHASE PRIZE
This is one of six prizes offered for subjects in various fields of political science. 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 senior honors theses and all doctoral dissertations that are eligible under the terms of this 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.

CLASSICS DEPARTMENT PRIZE
The Department of the Classics awards several prizes annually to seniors who have demonstrated excellence in Latin and/or Greek.  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 History and Literature senior who wrote a thesis of high distinction on a topic related to Britain.  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 the award; eligible theses will be considered without application.  For further information, please contact the Department of History.

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER PRIZE (EXTENSION SCHOOL)
This prize is awarded to either an ALB or ALM 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.

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 Office of Student Life.

THE CLASS OF 1955/ROBERT T. COOLIDGE UNDERGRADUATE THESIS PRIZE IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES
The Committee on Medieval Studies will award one prize of $1000 for the best senior thesis on any topic in Medieval Studies.  Students in all concentrations are eligible for consideration.  For application deadlines and details, please contact the Committee on Medieval Studies.

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.  For further information, 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 '68, 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 "singular dedication to learning and the arts."  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.  Further information may be obtained from 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.  Further information is available from the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature.

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.  Further information may be obtained from the Department of the Classics.

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DANIELIAN AWARD IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
The Danielian Award for Excellence in International Economics was established in 1974 by a gift to the Department of Economics from the Board of Directors of the International Economic Policy Association as a memorial to the former President and Chairman of the Board, Dr. N. P. Danielian.  A prize is awarded to an appropriate graduate student in Economics periodically, as determined by the Chair of the Department of Economics, "for academic excellence or future potential in the general field of international economics, and particularly on the subject of the United States national interest and the world economy . . . the area in which Dr. Danielian had concentrated his own work."  There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application.  The selection of the winner will be determined by the Chair of the Department in consultation with other members of the Faculty.  Further information may be obtained from the Department of Economics.

DAVISON FELLOWSHIP FOR TRAVEL IN MUSIC
A gift from Alice D. Humez in memory of her husband Archibald "Doc" Davison, provides financial support for students engaged in short projects relating to music that require travel away from Harvard University.  Undergraduate and graduate students in good standing are eligible to apply.  While the terms of the fellowship are broadly defined, preference will be given to proposals that have an academic component.  Economical and resourceful proposals will be favored.  Undergraduates engaged in research are particularly encouraged to apply.  

Applications consist of a short project description (1-2 pp.), a budget, and a confidential letter of recommendation from an academic adviser.  These materials should be submitted to the Department of Music.  Applications are due early March for projects beginning in the summer or the following academic year.  The fellowship selection will be made by a committee in the Department of Music and will be announced in the first week of May.  Further information may be obtained from the Department of Music

DEAN'S PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING A.L.M. THESIS
Awarded in each discipline, this award recognizes work that embodies the highest level of imaginative scholarship.  Further information may be obtained from 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.

DETUR BOOK PRIZE
Edward Hopkins, a London merchant who came to America in 1637 and was several times Governor of the Connecticut Colony, made important bequests for the benefit of New England in order "to give some Encouragement unto those forreign Plantations for the breeding up of Hopefull youth in the way of Learning both at ye Gramar School & Colledge for the publick Service of the Country in future times."  One of these bequests is held by the Trustees of the Charity of Edward Hopkins who apportion the annual income among Harvard University (for Harvard College and the Divinity School) and the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.  That part of the income that is assigned to the College is applied to the purchase of books called Deturs as prizes awarded to sophomores who have attained very high academic standing at the end of their freshman year.  (Students who matriculated as freshmen but who accepted Advanced Standing shall also be eligible.)  Further information is available from 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.  Further information may be obtained from 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.  For further information, please contact the Office for the Arts.

DRESSLER TRAVELING GRANT
The gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Dressler to establish a traveling grant designated for sophomores and juniors to travel and study in the Romance language countries (e.g., France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Latin America, etc.).  This grant is to be awarded at the discretion of the Chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, based on the recommendation of a selection committee.  The purpose of the grant is to afford students who have completed at least one course in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard the opportunity to travel and study in the above countries in order to further their understanding of language, literature, politics, history, and culture.  Financial need is a requirement for application.  For further information, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) or the Assistant to the DUS in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

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.  For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies.

DUDLEY HOUSE 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 Master in consultation with the Allston Burr Resident Dean and other House staff.  For further information, please contact Dudley House.

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 & 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 adviser 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, (1973-74), Chairman of the Construction Industry Stabilization Committee (1993-95), 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 more 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 prize; the winner is selected by the House Masters with the assistance of the Senior Common Room.  For further information, please contact Dunster House.

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EDWARD EAGER MEMORIAL FUND
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.

SUSAN C. EATON FELLOWSHIP IN ORGANIZING, LEADERSHIP, AND SOCIAL CHANGE
The Susan C. Eaton Research Fund in Organizing, Leadership, and Social Change in Social Studies at Harvard University was established in memory of Susan C. Eaton, A.B. 1979, M.P.A. 1993, by friends and classmates.  Eaton graduated magna cum laude in Social Studies with the first (and only!) group senior thesis entitled "Direct Action Organizing in the 1970s."  She spent twelve years as an organizer, negotiator, and supervisor of field services for the Service Employees International Union.  A former Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe, Eaton earned her Ph.D. from MIT and taught work organization, human resources management, and health care policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government from 2000 until her death in 2003.

The fund was established with initial gifts from "the gang of five," the women who wrote the collective Social Studies thesis with her in 1979 (Adair Dammann, Sarah Royce, Karen Scharff, and Stephanie Van Dyke).  The purpose of this current-use fund will be to provide senior thesis research grants to students in Social Studies undertaking thesis projects related to organizing for social change.  Preference will be given to projects in the areas of labor organizing, women's organizations, or women as leaders of social change -- fields that directly relate to Susan Eaton's interests.  Preference will also be given to students whose research will include their own direct involvement in organizing.  Students supported by the fund will be called Susan C. Eaton Organizing Scholars.  Further information may be obtained from the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies.

DAVID RICE ECKER SHORT STORY PRIZE FOR FRESHMEN
In memory of David Rice Ecker '81, his family and friends have established an annual award.  The David Rice Ecker Short Story Prize for freshmen is for mystery, detective, adventure, and science fiction stories, although it is not limited to these categories.  Any original short story by a freshman, whether or not written for a Harvard course, is eligible.  For further information, please contact the Harvard College Writing Program at expos@fas.harvard.edu.

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. Peter 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. Further information may be obtained from 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.  Further information may be obtained from 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 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 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.

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CLAIRE FAIRMAN HISTORY OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE UNDERGRADUATE THESIS AWARD
Established in 2012, a bequest from the Estate of Claire Martin Fairman and the gifts of the Fairman family establish the Claire Fairman - History of Art and Architecture Undergraduate Thesis Award, in memory of Claire Martin Fairman, AB 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' 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 this past academic year. Further information may be obtained from the Department of History of Art and Architecture.

TIMOTHY FARON MEMORIAL FUND FOR MUSIC
This prize was established by the Timothy Faron Memorial Fund for Music, supported by his parents and friends in memory of Timothy Faron, '75.  The prize is awarded to the Adams House senior who has significantly contributed to the musical life of the House.  There is no competition; the winner is selected by the Master, Resident Dean, and Resident Tutors of Adams House.  Further information may be obtained from 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.  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.  Further information may be obtained from 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.  Further information may be obtained from the Department of History.

ERIC FIRTH PRIZE
This is one of six prizes offered for subjects in various fields of political science.  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.  Further information may be obtained from 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 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.

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
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," 1886 A.M., 1889 S.T.D., 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 Life of Paul Revere Frothingham is given to each recipient of the 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.

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; theses will be considered without special application by the student.  For further information, please contact the Department of Sociology.

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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.

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. 1938, 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.  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.  For further information, please contact the Department of Physics.

THE 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 twenty-fifth 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.

RICHARD HARRIS GOTTESMAN AWARD
The Richard Harris Gottesman Award was established by his family and friends in memory of Richard H. Gottesman '74.  The prizes are given annually to two Winthrop House students (one woman, one man, from any class) who, by their "participation, enthusiasm, excellence, and sportsmanship," have contributed the most to that year's intramural athletic program.  There is no competition for the award; the winners are selected by the Masters and Winthrop House Athletic Secretaries.  For further information, please contact Winthrop House.

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 candidates 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 '28 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.  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 '14, 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 Office of Student Life.

HAROLD K. GROSS DISSERTATION PRIZE
In honor of Harold K. Gross '21, 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 special application.  Further information is available from the Department of History.

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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 Harvard undergraduate senior honors thesis related to Spanish-speaking Latin America, and is associated with the Committee on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS).  The prize was established in 1992 by a gift from James R. Hammond '57.  Each department may nominate one candidate and a faculty committee selects the prize recipient.  The winner is determined in May, and announced at the DRCLAS Certificate Ceremony held on the Wednesday before Commencement.  This prize carries a monetary award.  Deadline for submissions is the last day of classes.  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 '52.  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 the award; the winners are selected by the Masters.  Further information may be obtained from Winthrop House.

SEYMOUR E. AND RUTH B. HARRIS DUNSTER HOUSE PRIZE FOR ACADEMICS
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 prize is awarded to a senior student in Dunster House for "an outstanding academic record in the House."  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.  Further information is available from Dunster House.

SEYMOUR E. AND RUTH B. HARRIS DUNSTER HOUSE SENIOR PRIZE FOR COMBINED ACHIEVEMENT
Through a bequest, the Seymour E. and Ruth B. Harris Prize is awarded to a senior student in Dunster House for "an outstanding combined record of achievement in studies, character, and extra-curricular activity."  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.  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.  Further information is available from 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 this award; 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.

HARVARD COLLEGE WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Harvard College Women's Leadership Award on the Terrie Fried Bloom '75 Endowment honors a junior or senior at Harvard College who has demonstrated exceptional leadership affecting women while attending Harvard, achieved meaningful impact on fellow students, and exhibited a potential for leadership in future endeavors.  The award is given in conjunction with a cash stipend.  Candidates for the award must be undergraduates in their third or fourth year of enrollment.  In order to be considered for this honor, each candidate must first receive a nomination by a student, faculty member, staff member, or administrator in the form of a letter of recommendation.  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 greatest literary promise.  The prize is awarded by a committee of the instructors concerned.  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 AND EVA HAUGEN PRIZE
Following the retirement of Einar Haugen, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Scandinavian and Linguistics, the Boston Chapter of the American-Scandinavian Foundation voted to establish a prize in honor of Einar and Eva Haugen.  The prize is generally awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student for excellence in the field of Scandinavian languages and literatures.  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)), and whose thesis is judged the most meritorious for that year.  Further information may be obtained from the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

CLEMENS HERSCHEL PRIZE
Clemens Herschel, of the Class of 1860, established a fund in 1929, for a prize to be awarded to meritorious students in practical hydraulics.  The awards are restricted to students registered in courses in practical hydraulics.  Further information may be obtained from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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.

HISTORY DEPARTMENT 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.  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. '21, L.H.D. '67, 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. '52, L.L.B. '55.  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, contact the Philip Hofer Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts in 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. Further information is available from Kirkland House.

THOMAS T. HOOPES PRIZE
From the estate of Thomas T. Hoopes, Class of 1919, Harvard has 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 twenty-five years. He was an expert on firearms from the crossbow of the sixteenth 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 Faculty 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 Faculty." "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 given to those members of the Faculty or teaching staff 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 a member of the teaching staff who has supervised the project.  A teacher may ordinarily make only one nomination in a given year and must follow the procedures available from the Prize Office.  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 '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.  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.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENTAL AND REGENERATIVE BIOLOGY EXTRAORDINARY THESIS AWARD
Awarded to a senior project that demonstrates creative and novel inquiry, keen analysis, and cross-disciplinary integration of developmental and regenerative biology.  For further information, please contact the Program Coordinator for HDRB.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENTAL AND REGENERATIVE BIOLOGY OUTSTANDING THESIS AWARD
Awarded annually to a Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology degree candidate whose senior thesis represents the highest standards of scientific discovery, creativity, scholarly ambition, and clear presentation.  For further information please contact the Program Coordinator for HDRB.

JOAN MORTHLAND HUTCHINS THESIS PRIZE IN LATINO STUDIES
The Inter-Faculty Committee on Latino Studies (IFCLAS) Annual Thesis Award, established in the spring of 2003 by David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) 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/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.

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JOHN B. IMRIE MEMORIAL AWARD
Established in memory of John Brookings Imrie '71, 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 the award; the recipient is selected by the Master on nomination by a tutor-student committee.  Further information is available from Eliot House.

INTELLECTUAL ARCHITECTURE AWARD
This award is given to the senior in History and Literature who has written the most compelling program statement.  For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature.

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.   For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies.

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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.

BARBARA JOHNSON MEMORIAL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
The Barbara Johnson Memorial Prize in Literature was established in 2010 in memory of Barbara Johnson, Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society at Harvard University.   A brilliant scholar, teacher, and translator, she wrote numerous important works of literary theory and criticism, including The Critical Difference: Essays in the Contemporary Rhetoric of Reading (1980), A World of Difference (1987), The Feminist Difference: Literature, Psychoanalysis, Race and Gender (1998), Persons and Things (2008), and Moses and Multiculturalism (2010).  She taught at Harvard from 1982 to 2009, and from 1994 to 2000 she chaired Harvard’s Literature Concentration, where a generation of young scholars discovered how to read and write critically and lovingly under her tutelage.  This prize is awarded annually to the junior essay in the Literature Concentration that best embodies Barbara Johnson’s spirit of literary play and exploration.  It is given in memory of a beloved teacher, critic, and colleague.  For further information, please contact the Department of Comparative Literature.

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.

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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; eligible students will be considered without application.  Further information may be obtained from Lowell 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 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.

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.

THE KLEIN FAMILY HISTORY PRIZE
The Klein Prize recognizes the thesis in the field of history that represents superior achievement in historical scholarship.  For further information, please contact the Harvard Extension School.

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.  Manuscripts must be submitted to the Administrator of the Department of Music by the deadline.  Further information may be obtained from the Department of Music.  

KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL
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 Master 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 prize.  Further information may be obtained from Lowell House.

MORRIS KRONFELD PRIZE
The Morris Kronfeld Prize was established by Arthur Rock, M.B.A. '51, in memory of Morris Kronfeld '50.  It is presented each year to the graduating senior in the Department of Economics who has shown the greatest academic improvements during his/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.

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LAWRENCE LADER PRIZE IN EXPOSITORY WRITING
Supported by the generous donation of Lawrence Lader, ’41, a nonfiction author, this prize recognizes the outstanding essay submitted in Expository Writing during the year.  The winner’s essay will be published in Exposé, a publication that recognizes the best essays submitted in Expository Writing for the year.  A luncheon will be held in the fall that honors the Lader Prize winner as well as other students published in Exposé.  All essays submitted to Exposé are considered for the Lawrence Lader Prize in Expository Writing; no separate application or submission is necessary.  For more information, please contact the Harvard College Writing Program.

NEWBOLD RHINELANDER LANDON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
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 his traits of mind and character, and to his intention of studying law, or in exceptional circumstances, following certain advanced courses to prepare him 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 young men 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 male and female undergraduates will be considered without application.  For further information, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.

THE HAROLD LANGLOIS AWARD
Awarded for the first time in 2003, this award recognizes a Certificate of Special Studies graduate who has demonstrated exceptional academic accomplishment and promise as a manager.  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 '35, 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 '33, James H Levi '61, and Charles S. Levi '72, 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, MBA, 1935.  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 to recognize an extraordinarily gifted undergraduate musician, preferably of the senior class.  The award honors Robert Levin ’68, Professor Emeritus and former Dwight P. Robinson, Jr., Professor of Music at Harvard University.  For further information, please contact the Office for the Arts.

THE JONATHAN LEVY AWARD
This prize is named after Jonathan Levy '56, 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 prize; the recipient is selected by the Harvard Council on the Arts.  For further information, please contact the Office for the Arts.

DAVID MASON LITTLE '18 PRIZE
The gift of members of the Class of 1918 and other friends, the David Mason Little '18 Master's Discretionary Fund commemorates his service to Harvard and, in particular, to Adams House.  David Mason Little '18, A.M. '22, Ph.D. '35, 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; the winner is selected by the Master and resident Tutors of Adams House.  Further information may be obtained from Adams House.

ALAIN LeROY LOCKE PRIZE FOR ACADEMICE EXCELLENCE
This prize, established in 1993 by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., honors Alain LeRoy Locke, a member of the Harvard 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.  For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies.

LOWELL HOUSE INTRAMURAL ATHLETICS AWARD
Each year the Senior Common Room of Lowell House recognizes the person who, by participation and talent, has done the most to further intramural athletics at Lowell House and Harvard.  There is no competition; eligible students will be considered without application.  Further information is available from Lowell House.

LOWELL HOUSE SENIOR TUTOR'S 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; eligible students will be considered without application. Further information may be obtained from 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.

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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. For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies.

MARSHALL TANKARD
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, Robert Michael Marshall MBA '60, and 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. Further information may be obtained from 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.  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 Harvard College 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 more information, contact the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

THE COMMITTEE ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE ESSAY PRIZE
The Committee on Medieval Studies will award one prize of $250 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 application deadlines and details, please visit the "Undergraduate Program" page of the Committee on Medieval Studies website.

CECÍLA 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 more information, contact the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

DAVID McCORD PRIZES
A gift of James N. White '21 provides for prizes in honor of David Thompson Watson McCord '21, 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 Masters or Resident Deans in each House. Eligible students will be considered without application.

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. Further information may be obtained from Lowell House.

MILL-TAYLOR PRIZE
The Mill-Taylor Prize is awarded for the two best Social Studies 10 essays written by any sophomore concentrating in Social Studies. The prize is given out at the beginning of the junior year. 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. Further information may be obtained from 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. Further information may be obtained from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.

MOSSAVAR-RAHMANI CENTER PRIZE FOR BEST MASTERS STUDENT PAPER
The Mossavar-Rahmani Center Prize is awarded for the best research paper addressing topics in environmental, energy, and natural-resource economics written by a masters student during the academic year. For further information, please contact the Harvard Environmental Economics Program.

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 prize; winners are selected by the House Masters, in consultation with the Allston Burr Resident Dean and other House staff. Further information may be obtained from Dunster House.

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, to establish the David B. Mumford Undergraduate Mathematics Prize, to be given annually to the most promising senior concentrator in mathematics, provided such concentrator is outstanding.  Further information may be obtained from 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 long-time 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 prize. Further information may be obtained from Lowell House.

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THE 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 written by Harvard University students: one prize for the best essay by a graduate student and one prize for the best undergraduate essay. For more information, please contact the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.

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OLIVER-DABNEY PRIZE IN HISTORY AND LITERATURE (FOR SOPHOMORES)
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. Further information is available from the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature.

OLIVER-DABNEY PRIZE IN HISTORY AND LITERATURE (FOR JUNIORS)
A prize is offered annually to that member of the junior class whose work in history and literature has shown the greatest promise. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature.

OLIVER-DABNEY PRIZE IN HISTORY AND LITERATURE (FOR SENIOR THESES)
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. For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature.

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PALFREY EXHIBITION
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.  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, 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, contact Phi Beta Kappa at Harvard College.

PATRICK LEE 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.  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.  For further information, contact the Department of the Classics.

ELLIOTT AND MARY PERKINS PRIZE
Upon the retirement of Professor of History Elliott Perkins '23, A.M. '28, Ph.D. '36, 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. Further information may be obtained from Lowell House.

REGINALD H. PHELPS PRIZES
The Reginald H. Phelps Prize Fund was established by Edgar Grossman, A.B. in Extension Studies '66, 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. '30, A.M. '33, Ph.D. '47, 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.  For further information, please contact the Harvard Extension School.

WENDELL PHILLIPS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
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, contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.

EDWARD H. POTTER PRIZE FUND
In 1988, Helen "Dotsy" Adler Potter established the Edward H. Potter Prize fund in memory of her husband Edward H. Potter, '49.   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 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 Master of Eliot House consults with members of the Senior Common Room in awarding this prize, income from the fund. There is no competition for this award; eligible students will be considered without application. Further information may be obtained from Eliot House.

SUSAN ANTHONY POTTER PRIZES - GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE
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 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.

The title page of each manuscript submitted in competition for this prize should show the essay title, the writer's pseudonym (not his or her true name), the writer's academic standing, and the name of the prize. The writer's true name must be submitted in a sealed envelope, and the face of the envelope should be the same as the title page. Prize-seekers should submit their manuscripts at the office of the Department of Comparative Literature on or before the deadline. Although multiple submissions for one prize are not allowed, eligible candidates may submit different essays for consideration for each of the two prizes.  Beyond the descriptions that follow, there are no restrictions on the types of essays that may be submitted but the committee has expressed a strong interest in essays that are clear and readable in style.  Further information may be obtained from 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 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.  Further information may be obtained from the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

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DANA REED PRIZE
Awarded each spring for distinguished writing in the undergraduate publications of Harvard College, the Dana Reed Prize has been given since 1948 in memory of Dana Reed '43 who was killed in World War II. It is administered by a prize committee, an informal group of alumni who each year ask the student publications to submit a given number of articles, stories, poems, critical pieces, or other published writings that they feel might qualify for the award. An entry must be the work of an undergraduate and must have been published before he or she graduates. Only publications are authorized to submit entries; individuals normally may not do so. The entries are sifted by the prize committee and a dozen or so "finalist" entries are sent to a panel of three judges, who are generally nationally known writers, editors, reporters, or equivalent literary figures, and who serve for that year only. The judges' ranking of their top choices determines the winner. Further information may be obtained from Mr. Alexander Star (astar@nytimes.com) of the New York Times or Mr. Ira Stoll (istoll@nysun.com) of the New York Sun.

WILLIAM KING RICHARDSON BEQUEST
From the bequest of William King Richardson, 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. Further information may be obtained from 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, two equal prizes will be awarded annually to two needy 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 provide the recipients with the means for some of the cultural activities and recreation that enriched David J. Robbins' short life. The prizes are awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Physics and may be used to supplement other awards. For further information, please contact the Department of Physics.

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.  For further information, please contact the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature.

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.  Essays shall not exceed ten pages.  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.  Essays or presentations must be submitted to the Office of the University Marshal by May 1.  For more information, contact the University Marshal's Office.

THE ROBERT AND MAURINE ROTHSCHILD PRIZE
The Robert and Maurine Rothschild Prize was established in 1992 by Robert Rothschild '39 and his wife Maurine Rothschild, Radcliffe '40. 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 students are 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.

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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 to undergraduates only. Students must register for the competition at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, by the deadline. Further information may be obtained from 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." Further information may be obtained from 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 '58, A.M. '67, an annual prize is awarded to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average in Physics. Further information may be obtained from the Department of Physics.

JOHN OSBORNE SARGENT PRIZE FOR A LATIN TRANSLATION
This prize was first offered in 1886-87 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 admitted Extension School Bachelor Degree candidates, undergraduates, and Visiting Undergraduates under the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Translations must be submitted to the Department of the Classics, on or before the deadline. Further information may be obtained from 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 to the Department of English, on or before the deadline. For further information, please contact the Department of English.

LISA SCHNITZER PRIZE
Established in May of 1987, this prize honors Lisa "Bumby" Schnitzer, Adams '84, 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. Further information may be obtained from 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 midyear 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. Further information may be obtained from the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.

V.M. SETCHKAREV MEMORIAL PRIZES
Each year two prizes are awarded for the best Harvard graduate and undergraduate essays on a topic in Russian literature, or in Comparative Literature with a Russian component, from the calendar year just completed. There is no need to apply for the award; all eligible students will be considered. Further information may be obtained from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

EMANUEL AND LILLY SHINAGEL PRIZE FUND
In 1941, Emanuel and Lilly Shinagel came to the United States with their two sons as refugees from Europe and learned English as their second language evenings in New York City. This prize fund, established in 1988 by Dean Michael Shinagel in honor of his parents, supports deserving and needy students in the Extension School's Institute for English Language Programs. The prizes are awarded by the Institute for English Language Programs to outstanding students based on an essay writing contest. Further information may be obtained from the Harvard Extension School.

SLAVIC LITERATURES AND CULTURES AWARD
A prize is awarded by the Slavic Department to the senior who has written a superior honors thesis in the Slavic Literatures and Cultures concentration. There is no need to apply for this award; all eligible students will be considered. Further information may be obtained from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

THOMAS SMALL PRIZES
Thomas Small was born in Lithuania, came to the United States in 1900, and earned a Bachelor 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 "academic achievement and character" to two outstanding Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies degree recipients.  Further information may be obtained from the Harvard Extension School.

ARTHUR SMITHIES PRIZE
This Kirkland House award is given in memory of Arthur Smithies, House Master of Kirkland House from 1965–1974. 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. Further information may be obtained from Kirkland House.

SMYTH THESIS PRIZE
This prize is awarded to the best undergraduate thesis in Greek as voted by the faculty at the degree meeting of the Department of the Classics.  For further information, 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. Further information may be obtained from 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 which, in the judgment of the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature, is of high distinction. Further information is available from 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 ’46 and his brother Neil N. Sosland ’52 to recognize outstanding writing at Harvard College. Every year, the Sosland Director of the Harvard College Writing Program awards the Prize to the student who submits the best first-year essay to Exposé, the Program’s annual magazine. Morton and Neil Sosland have led the Sosland Publishing Co., a family business founded in 1922, and are long standing friends and benefactors of Harvard. For further information, please contact the Harvard College Writing Program.

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.

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. Further information may be obtained from 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.

STRIDE RITE PUBLIC SERVICE PRIZE
Two prizes are awarded by the Stride Rite Community Service Program to Harvard seniors who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to public service during their undergraduate years. Founded in 1983 by the Stride Rite Foundation and Harvard University, this program seeks to provide a continuum of public service experience that begins in a student's first year of college and extends up to a year after graduation. Each undergraduate House is invited to nominate students based upon the number of seniors in residence. To be considered for nomination, students must have been directly involved in public service such as: work that has helped people meet their basic needs; improved educational and employment opportunities; public education about legal and civil rights; protection of the environment; or support of social issues affecting human welfare. A selection committee from Harvard College, the Stride Rite Public Service Program, the Stride Rite Foundation, plus two faculty members, will review the nominations. Prizes will be announced at a Stride Rite Public Service Reception in the spring. For further information, email the Phillips Brooks House Association at STRIDE@pbha.org.

MATTHEW STROMINGER PRIZE
This prize was established in 1983 in memory of an undergraduate concentrator in History and Science whose work was directed toward an understanding of the social determinants of health and disease. The prize, income from the fund, is awarded to doctoral candidates of outstanding promise in the Department of the History of Science concentrating in the social history of medicine and public health. The award seeks to encourage scholars whose research will place the history of medicine and health sciences into broad social, cultural, and political contexts. There is no competition for this award; eligible students are considered without application. For further information, please contact the Department of the History of Science.

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.

SUMNER PRIZE
This is one of six prizes offered for subjects in various fields of political science. 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 senior honors theses and all doctoral dissertations that are eligible under the terms of this prize will be considered without special application. All other essays or dissertations must be submitted at the office of the Department of Government by the deadline. Further information may be obtained from the Department of Government.

ALAN SYMONDS AWARD
Presented by the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & 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, contact the Office for the Arts.

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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. Further information may be obtained from 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. Further information may be obtained from the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies.

TOPPAN PRIZE
This is one of six prizes offered for subjects in various fields of political science. 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 should be submitted at the office of the Department of Government, by the deadline. Further information may be obtained from the Department of Government.

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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.

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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, contact the Department of the Classics.

LUISA VIDAL de VILLASANTE AWARD
This award was established in 1975 by Katherine Lancelot Harrington Ph.D. '77 in memory of her grandmother, Luisa Vidal de Villasante. The Department of Comparative Literature may award a prize annually for the best essay by a student, graduate or undergraduate, of Harvard University, on any subject in the field of Comparative Literature; preference will be given to subjects dealing in some way with Spanish Literature and/or language, either in themselves or in relation to other literature and/or languages.

The title page of each manuscript submitted in competition for this prize should show the essay title, the writer's pseudonym (not his or her true name), the writer's academic standing, and the name of the prize. The writer's true name must be submitted in a sealed envelope and the face of the envelope should be the same as the title page. Prize-seekers should submit their manuscripts at the office of the Department of Comparative Literature, on or before the deadline. Although multiple submissions for one prize are not allowed, eligible candidates may submit different essays for consideration for each of the two prizes. Beyond the descriptions that follow, there are no restrictions on the types of essays that may be submitted, but the committee has expressed a strong interest in essays that are clear and readable in style. For further information, contact the Department of Comparative Literature.

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.  Rules and deadlines for this prize are available on the Lamont Library website.  For further information, email lamadmin at fas.harvard.edu.

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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. Further information may be obtained from 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 African and African American Studies Department. 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/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 student 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 following conditions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. All notes of identification must be eliminated from the manuscript and a pen name affixed.

Further information may be obtained from the Department of Economics.

BARRETT WENDELL PRIZE
The Barrett Wendell 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. Further information may be obtained from the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature.

JACOB WENDELL SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE
In 1899 a scholarship was established with a bequest from Jacob Wendell, father of Barrett Wendell, 1877, Litt.D. 1918, who taught English at Harvard from 1880 to 1917 and was one of the most famous Harvard teachers of his time. The income of the fund is awarded "annually to such students as the College authorities shall deem proper, who shall most excel in their studies, in the same way as rewards and prizes are now given by said College, to students in indigent circumstances; intending not to confine the distribution of the income of the fund hereby given to indigent students, but that the students who most merit the reward shall receive it, whether in indigent circumstances or not." In 1913 the Gordon Wendell Fund was established, the gift of Barrett Wendell, 1877, and his niece, Frances Gordon Wendell, "in memory of her father and my brother Gordon Wendell, at one time a member of the Class of 1882. Prevented by prolonged illness from completing his college course, he was all his life among the most loyal of Harvard men. It is our wish to place his name permanently on the records of the college he loved. We desire . . . that the income shall be used, when needed, to supplement the incomes of scholarships in Harvard College, preferably such as are awarded without regard to the needs as distinguished from the merits of the beneficiaries, in cases where from time to time such incomes may prove inadequate."

The Jacob Wendell Scholarship Prize is awarded in the spring term of the sophomore year to the student who is judged by a faculty committee to be the most promising and broad-ranging scholar in his or her class on the basis of the freshman year record and a formal application. A recent addition to the Wendell bequest makes it possible to disburse the prize so it will support special work of each winner throughout the remainder of his or her undergraduate career. The award will be divided into three parts. Two equal amounts will be given to the Scholar at the start of his or her sophomore-junior and junior-senior summers, to support academic or other appropriate projects or experiences endorsed by the Scholar's Allston Burr Resident Dean and approved by the Wendell Scholarship Prize selection committee. The remainder will be presented to the winner at or before the annual event honoring current and past scholarship prize recipients. The Wendell family carries on the pleasant custom of giving a dinner each spring in honor of the newest Wendell Scholar to which all living Wendell Scholars are invited. Students who complete their first undergraduate year in the top of their class will be invited to apply for the award during the fall term of their second undergraduate year. Details of the application and interview process are included with the invitation to apply. For further information, please contact the Prize Office.

CLIFTON LINCOLN AND IRENE BIAS 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.  For further information, please contact the Department of African and African American Studies.

JANE COOLIDGE AND WALTER MUIR WHITEHILL PRIZE
Walter Muir Whitehill '26, A.M. '29, was a former Allston Burr Senior Tutor and long-time 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. '26, she edited a collection of the letters of Charles Eliot Norton and has 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. Further information may be obtained from 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 prize. Further information may be obtained from 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 midyear 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. '16, Ph.D. '19, 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 Adviser 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, 1932-33, and subsequently as adviser 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; students are considered automatically by the department. Further information may be obtained from the Department of Economics.

PETER H. WILSON MEMORIAL FUND
Peter Wilson, of the Class of 1988, was blinded by cancer in early childhood and fought recurrent bouts with the disease until his death in September 1988. He deeply touched the lives of those who knew him by his courage, zest for life, and success at extending the limits of his abilities. In his memory, the Peter H. Wilson Memorial Fund provides two awards to be given from time to time to disabled students at Harvard. The awards recognize students with disabilities who have shown "courage and determination in not letting the disability stand in the way" of their academic experience; who have contributed to life in the College; and who have distinguished themselves academically. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible for the Peter Wilson Award. Seniors who plan to go on to graduate or professional school within five years after graduation from Harvard College are eligible for the Peter Wilson Graduate Award, which is awarded at the time of enrollment in a graduate or professional school. There is no competition for the awards; eligible students will be considered without application.  For further information, please contact the Accessible Education Office.

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 gave generously time, effort, and organizational skills to further the cause of service to the community. There is no competition for the award; the winners are selected by the Resident Dean and the Masters. Further information may be obtained from 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/her field of concentration. Further information may be obtained from 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. For further information, please contact the Department of English.

JAMES D. WOODS MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP
James D. Woods Memorial Fellowship in Social Studies at Harvard University was established in memory of James D. "Trey" Woods, A.B. 1985, by friends and classmates with an initial gift from Hope M. Harrison, A.B. 1985. The purpose of the fund is to provide senior thesis research grants to students in Social Studies. Preference will be given to thesis projects in the areas of communications, popular culture, and issues of gender and sexuality, the fields in which Trey Woods made his contributions. Recipients should also demonstrate a zest for life and personal engagement in contemporary issues. Student supported by the fund will be called James D. Woods Research Fellows. Further information may be obtained from the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies.

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; eligible students will be considered without application. Further information may be obtained from Lowell House.

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KATIE Y. F. YANG PRIZE
The Katie Y. F. Yang Prize was funded in June 1991 with a donation from Mrs. Katie Yang to the Kwan Fong Foundation in California. The Foundation was established in 1984 by Mrs. Yang and entrepreneur Mrs. Maria Lee to promote East Asian culture, grant scholarships to exceptional students, and provide charitable assistance to those in need. Mrs. Yang was a leading Chinese opera singer under the stage name Fong Yim Fun. Her daughter, Simmone Yang, received her Certificate of Special Studies (CSS) from the Extension School. The purpose of the Prize is "to recognize the initiative, character, and outstanding academic achievement of foreign students graduating from the CSS Program" in the Extension School. The award is generally given to the foreign student with the highest academic standing in the CSS program. There is no competition for this award; all non-U.S. nationals enrolled in the CSS program at the Extension School are eligible without application. Further information may be obtained from 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. Further information may be obtained from the Department of Economics.

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