Student Affairs - Dean's Office

Academic Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes

2001 Recipients

ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS

Awarded by the Academy of American Poets, for the poem or group of poems judged best by the Wesleyan English Department.

Elizabeth Weiner '01

 

GEORGE H. ACHESON & GRASS FOUNDATION PRIZE IN NEUROSCIENCE

Established in 1992 by a gift from the Grass Foundation. This prize is given to an outstanding undergraduate in the Neuroscience and Behavior Program who demonstrates excellence in the program and who also shows promise for future contributions in the field of neuroscience.

Josh Hunsberger '01

 

ALUMNI PRIZE IN THE HISTORY OF ART

This prize was established by Wesleyan alumni/ae to recognize work of outstanding achievement by a student in the history of art. The prize will be awarded annually to a member of the senior class.

Erik Daniel Gustafson '01

 

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY ANALYTICAL AWARD

This award is given for excellence in analytical chemistry.

Katherine Augustyn '02

 

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY CONNECTICUT VALLEY SECTION AWARD

This award is given for outstanding achievement to a graduating chemistry major.

John Keith '01

 

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTS AWARD

This award is given for outstanding achievement to a graduating chemistry major.

Jesse Sammons '01

 

AYRES PRIZE

The gift of Daniel Ayres, Class of 1842, to the first-year student who attains the highest academic standing in the first semester.

Lucas James Jansen '04

 

BALDWIN FELLOWSHIP

Established in 1952 by family and friends of Horace Reed Baldwin of the Class of 1947 and awarded annually for study at law school to the member of the senior class who, in the opinion of the committee, shows the most promise of becoming an outstanding lawyer and public-spirited citizen.

Laura M. Elliott '01

 

BERTMAN PRIZE

Established in memory of Bernard T. Bertman, associate professor of physics, by gifts from his colleagues, family, and friends, in 1970. Awarded to a senior majoring in physics who displays a particularly resourceful and creative approach to physics research.

Vasilios Hoffman '02

 

BLANKENAGEL PRIZE

Income from the John C. Blankenagel Fund, established in 1970, awarded at the discretion of the Department of German studies to enrich educational offerings in the area of humanistic studies, or to assist a superior student in completing a project in German studies.

Wei Hu '01
Daniel Muller '01
Joel Nichols '02
Kannan Vasudevan '01

 

BRADLEY PRIZE

The gift of Stanley David Wilson 1909, in memory of Professor Walker Parke Bradley, to the senior or junior who excels in chemistry and particularly in special original work.

Daniel Fisher, '01
John Keith, '01

 

BRIGGS PRIZE

Established in 1900 by the gift of James E. Briggs, to the student who has done the most effective work in intercollegiate debating.

James Sullivan '01

 

PHILIP B. BROWN SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded annually to a junior or senior with financial need, who best exemplifies qualities associated with Philip B. Brown '44, chairman of the Board of Trustees, 1968-1980: high academic achievement and extracurricular accomplishments, wide cultural interests, sense of humor, and a commitment to liberal education and to Wesleyan.

Benjamin Wyatt-Greene '02

 

BRUNER FRESHMAN IMPROVEMENT PRIZE

The gift of William Evans Bruner 1888, to the student whose second-semester first-year record shows the greatest relative improvement over that of the first semester.

Jonah Jacobs Morris '03

 

BUTLER PRIZE

Established in 1991 in honor of Emeritus Professor of History Jeffrey E. Butler. Awarded annually by the History Department to deserving history majors for honors theses in Third World history.

Catherine Beer '01

 

BUTTERFIELD PRIZE

Established by the Class of 1967, to the graduating senior who has exemplified those qualities of character, leadership, intellectual commitment and concern for the Wesleyan community shown by Victor Lloyd Butterfield, eleventh president of Wesleyan University.

Lara Perez-Longobardo '01

 

CAMP PRIZE

Established in 1905 by the Board of Trustees in memory of Samuel T. Camp, trustee 1880-1903. Awarded for excellence in English literature.

Sara Lochen '01
Emily Steinlight '01

 

CAPRA PRIZE

Established in 1983 to honor Frank Capra, Hon. '81, the great American film director whose collected papers are in the Wesleyan Cinema Archives. The prize is awarded this year to an undergraduate senior film that is outstanding.

Isaac Eddy '01

 

CHADBOURNE PRIZE

The gift of George Storrs Chadbourne, Class of 1858, to that member of the first-year class outstanding in character, conduct, and scholarship.

Sohana Punithakumar '04

 

CLARK FELLOWSHIP

Established in memory of John Blanchard Clark by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Clark of Pittsford, New York; his sister, Catherine; relatives; and friends. Awarded annually to a qualified graduating senior of Wesleyan University for graduate study in a school of medicine. Recipients are judged by members of the Health Professions Panel on their potential for outstanding achievement and for their promise of community leadership and public-spirited citizenship and for their scholastic record at Wesleyan.

Reka Salgunan '01

 

CLEE SCHOLARSHIP

Established by friends and associates of Gilbert Harrison Clee '35, late president of the Board of Trustees. Awarded annually to a member of the sophomore class, who will remain a Clee Scholar throughout his or her junior and senior years, who will have demonstrated high standards of leadership, a deep commitment to Wesleyan University, an interest in the broad implications of multinational business enterprises, a sensitivity to the need for a creative balance between the public and private sectors, and an intention to pursue a career in business. A specific objective will be to select individuals who exemplify the qualities that characterized Gilbert Harrison Clee as a humane person and as a leader.

Souleymane Ba '03

 

DR. NEIL CLENDENINN PRIZE

Established in 1991 by George Thornton '91 and David Derryck '93 for the African American student who has achieved academic excellence in biology and/or molecular biology and biochemistry. This student must have completed his or her sophomore year and in that time have exemplified those qualities of character, leadership, and concern for the Wesleyan community as shown by Dr. Neil Clendeninn '71.

Meredith Rideout '03

 

COLE PRIZE

Established through the gift of George Henry Walker '81, in the memory of Charles Edward Cole. Awarded to the first-year student who shows the greatest ability in fiction or nonfiction writing.

Sarah Firshein '04

 

CONNECTICUT HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Established in 1993 by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education to promote community service leadership and activities by students at Connecticut's institutions of higher education. This award recognizes outstanding student contributions to the promotion of community service through projects that increase student participation in their college community and projects that develop a unique approach to effective community service.

To Be Announced

 

HERBERT LEE CONNELLY PRIZE

Given in 1980 by Mabel Wells Connelly in the name of her husband, member of the Class of 1909, and alumni secretary, 1924-56. Supplemented by friends, relatives, and sons Hugh Wells and Theodore Sample '48, the fund provides income to be awarded annually to a deserving undergraduate who demonstrates an interest in English literature and an unusual ability in nonfiction writing.

Jaime Gross '02

 

ANNA JULIA COOPER PRIZE

Awarded by the Department of Sociology to a student of overall academic excellence who lives and works in the spirit of Cooper. Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964), author of A Voice From the South, was one of the most important social theorists in the tradition of Black feminist thought. She lived and worked courageously against the odds of exclusion, never failing to hold to the highest standards of moral and intellectual excellence.

Elizabeth Collins '01
Eliza Botsford '01

 

CRC AWARD

To an outstanding first-year chemistry student, based on grades in organic chemistry over the interval of the current academic year.

Razvan Ceapa, '04
Anya Grant, '04

 

CUSHING PRIZE

In memory of Frank Hamilton Cushing, 19th-century anthropologist, awarded each spring to the student who, in the judgment of the faculty of the Department of Anthropology, has written the most splendid paper in any area of anthropology during the preceding 12-month period.

No Award Given

 

DAVENPORT PRIZE

Established in 1948 by the gift of Ernest W. Davenport in honor of his brother, Frederick Morgan Davenport 1889, for excellence shown by seniors in the field of government and politics.

Alexander Gordon '01

 

DORCHESTER PRIZE

Established through the gift of Daniel Dorchester, Class of 1874. Awarded for the best thesis submitted to the English Department.

Emily Steinlight '01

 

W. E. B. DUBOIS PRIZE

The W.E.B. Dubois Prize for academic excellence in African American studies is awarded annually to a student majoring in that field.

Meredith Hamilton '01
David Hureau '01

 

DUTCHER PRIZE

Established by gift of Arthur A. Vanderbilt 1910, in honor of Professor George Matthew Dutcher, for highest excellence in the Department of History.

Morgan Mirvis '01

 

THE KEVIN ECHART MEMORIAL BOOK PRIZE

The Kevin Echart Memorial Book Prize will be awarded to the graduating College of Letters senior who best exemplifies the intellectual curiosity and range, the pleasure in colloquy, the capacity for admiration and skepticism, and the moral seriousness and love of books that we honored in our late colleague and seek to foster in the students of the College of Letters.

Joseph Casey '01
Jeremy Robbins '01

 

SUSAN FRAZER PRIZE

Awarded annually to the student (or students) who has done the most distinguished work in the elementary and intermediate French language sequence.

Dagmara Grabowska '04
Ka Yat Yuen '04
Colleen Will '03

 

FREEMAN PRIZE

Established in 1975 by Mansfield Freeman, Class of 1916. Awarded annually to a senior for excellence in East Asian studies.

Sara Jennifer Broach '01
Charles Ullman '01

 

BEULAH FRIEDMAN PRIZE

Awarded annually to the senior who has demonstrated special aptitude in the history of art and who has made a substantive contribution to the major.

To Be Announced

 

FULBRIGHT-HAYS FELLOWSHIP

These grants are funded by the United States government under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (Fulbright-Hays Act) and by many foreign countries. The grants, administered by the Institute for International Education, provide for one year of study at a university abroad.

Matthew Gromada '97
Daniel Scholnick '01
Keefe Murren '00 (Alternate)
Cynthia Pratomo '01 (Alternate)

 

GAY, LESBIAN, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES PRIZE

Donated by the Wesleyan Gay and Lesbian Alumnae/i Association (GALA), this prize is awarded annually to that undergraduate who has done the best research and writing on a subject in gay, lesbian, and sexuality studies.

Michael Gambale '01
Michael Polson '01

 

GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE FELLOWSHIP

At least one fellowship per year for study at a university in the Federal Republic of Germany was given to Wesleyan in honor of the Sesquicentennial. The German Academic Exchange Service is a private, self-governing organization of the German universities, which promotes international exchange among institutions of higher learning.

Patrick Gallagher '01

 

GERMAN PEDAGOGICAL EXCHANGE SERVICE AWARD

A one year teaching apprenticeship in Germany.

No Award Given

 

GIFFIN PRIZE

Established in 1912 by a gift of Mrs. Charles Mortimer Giffin, in memory of her husband, an honorary graduate of the Class of 1875. Awarded for excellence in the Department of Religion.

Julian D. Perlman '01
Brandon Dotson '01
Daniel Firger '01

 

GRAHAM PRIZE

The gift of James Chandler Graham '90, awarded to a member of the graduating class for excellence in natural science.

Sarah Gollust '01
Janna Shackeroff '01

 

GRANT/WILCOX PRIZE

Awarded in honor of Connecticut filmmakers Ellsworth Grant and Roy Wilcox to the senior whose work in film and video best addresses significant environmental, social, or artistic issues.

Mary Robertson '01

 

HALLOWELL PRIZE

Established by friends and associates of Burton C. Hallowell '36, former professor of economics and executive vice president of the University. Awarded annually to an outstanding senior in the study of social science, as determined by the governing board of the Public Affairs Center.

Matthew B. Volinsky '01

 

HAWK PRIZE

The gift of Philip B. Hawk 1898, as a memorial to his wife, Gladys, to the students who have done the most effective work in biochemistry.

Daniel Robert Ballon '01

 

HEALTH EDUCATION PRIZE

This prize is awarded annually to the graduating senior who best exemplifies the goals of Wesleyan's Health Education Program, which are the promotion of healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. The student who is chosen for this prize has demonstrated commitment not only to his or her personal well-being but has also served as a role model to peers in the Wesleyan community and beyond.

Elizabeth Collins '01
Owen Panettieri '01

 

HEIDEMAN AWARD

Established in 1972, in honor of Enid and Walter Heideman. Awarded annually to an undergraduate who has helped others in the Wesleyan community, in the tradition of the Heidemans.

Kara Vonasek '01
Matthew Flament '01
Yu-Chen Chang '02

 

THE RACHEL HENDERSON THEATER PRIZE

Awarded annually to that student who, in the estimation of the theater faculty, has contributed most to theater at Wesleyan over the course of his or her undergraduate career.

Kathryn Krier '01

 

HAROLD JOSEPH HOLT PRIZE

As a part of the Wesleyan-Dana Summer Intern Program, this prize is awarded to a student working for the government, an advocacy group, or in the public sector.

To Be Announced

 

HOLZBERG FELLOWSHIP

Established in memory of Jules D. Holzberg, professor of psychology, by gifts of his colleagues and friends. Awarded to a senior who intends to pursue graduate study in clinical or community psychology in recognition of the commitment to research and applied work on the resolution of social problems on the individual and collective level that is consistent with Professor Holzberg's lifelong professional interests and humanitarian concerns.

Julie Ahn '01
Farah Andre '01
Emily Bravo '01
Lara Perez-Longobardo '01
Sarah Turbert '01

 

HORGAN PRIZE

Established by the Department of English in honor of Paul Horgan, professor emeritus and writer-in-residence. Awarded to the student who has written the best short story of the year.

Rachel Schiff '03

 

HERBERT H. HYMAN PRIZE

Established by the Department of Sociology to honor Herbert H. Hyman, distinguished scholar, pioneer in survey research methodology, and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology. Awarded annually to students, whether sociology majors or not, who in the opinion of the faculty have written outstanding theses on a sociological topic.

Merideth Lobel '01

 

INGRAHAM PRIZE

The gift of Robert Seney Ingraham 1888, and his wife, for excellence in New Testament Greek or, in years when a course in that subject is not given, for excellence in a course in Greek elective for juniors and seniors.

Mercedes Barletta '01
David Hanlon '01

 

JESSUP PRIZE

Awarded to two undergraduates each year who are deemed to show the greatest talent and promise for even greater excellence in sculpture, printmaking, architecture, photography, painting, or drawing. The prize is given in memory of Pauline Jessup, a noted interior designer, who practiced her craft for over 60 years throughout the United States. Mrs. Jessup was noted for her unerring eye, her extraordinarily refined taste, and her steadfast commitment to her clients-many of whom she served over three generations. The prize is a gift of Mrs. Jessup's nephew, D. Ronald Daniel '52, and his friend, John R. Jakobson '52. The award is determined by the Department of Art and Art History.

Jodi Reiter '01
Alexandra Rudensky '01

 

JOHNSTON PRIZE

The gift of David George Downey, class of 1884, in memory of Professor John Johnston. Awarded to those freshmen or sophomores whose performance in their first two semesters of physics shows exceptional promise.

Hao-ting Yang '04
Boris Lukanov '04
Ethan Butler '04
Benjamin Goldsmith '04

 

KEASBEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded by the Keasby Memorial Foundation on the basis of academic excellence and a strong record of extracurricular participation for two years of graduate study in England.

To Be Announced

 

P. L. KELLAM PRIZE

Established in memory of Priscilla L. Kellam '83 by her husband and parents. Awarded annually to a senior woman, under the age of 25, who has majored in East Asian studies and has traveled or plans to travel to China to further her studies.

Katherine Elizabeth Hallman '01

 

KINGSLEY FELLOWSHIP

The gift of Mr. and Mrs. David G. Kingsley in 1964 in memory of their son, David, Jr., Class of 1964. Awarded to a graduating senior for graduate study here or abroad, on the basis of scholarship, character, contribution to and appreciation of Wesleyan.

Dante Manna '01

 

LEAVELL MEMORIAL PRIZE:

Established in 1992 in memory of Robert Leavell '80 and Nancy Leavell '82.

Music: Awarded annually to a senior who has done outstanding work in music, and whose work manifests the ideals of the Wesleyan Music Department's program in World Music.

Sherina Tan '01

Film: Awarded annually to a senior film student who has done out-standing work in the major.

Andreas Burgess '01

 

LEONARD PRIZE

Given in 1917 in memory of William Day Leonard 1878, by his friends. Awarded annually by the faculty to one of three undergraduates nominated by the College Body who is thought to exemplify the highest standards of character and performance in his or her campus life.

Elizabeth Collins '01

 

LEVY-SPIRA PRIZE

Awarded for distinction in Latin American studies. It was established in 1992 in memory of Eduardo Levy-Spira '82, by his family and friends.

Rose Cahn '01

 

LIMBACH PRIZE

Established in l966 by Russell T. Limbach, professor of art, in memory of his wife, Edna Limbach. Awarded annually to the student who has contributed the most imaginative, generous, thoughtful, and understanding social service to the people of the City of Middletown and/or the Wesleyan community.

Talia Inlender '01

 

LIPSKY PRIZE

The gift of the Reverend and Mrs. Bailey G. Lipsky in memory of their son, Francis Jules Lipsky, of the Class of 1931, to the member of the choir possessing in the highest degree unfailing kindliness, quiet dignity, and brilliant scholarship.

Elizabeth Sheridan '01

 

LITTELL PRIZE

The gift of Franklin Bowers Littell 1891, for excellence in one or more advanced courses in astronomy.

Arianne Donar '01

 

LUCE SCHOLARSHIP

The Henry Luce Foundation selects 18 graduates to spend a year in an Asian country and provides an experience that will broaden the participant's perspective on his or her chosen career field.

To Be Announced

 

ROBERT S. LYND PRIZE

Awarded to a student for the Sociology department thesis.

Amos Hausman-Rogers '01 Alison Stumacher '01

 

JOHN W. MACY SUMMER INTERNSHIP IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Established by friends and colleagues of John W. Macy '38, the award goes to the junior who most clearly exemplifies, in the decision of the selection committee, the characteristics associated with John Macy: high intellectual ability, a capacity for sustained effort in difficult tasks, strong ethical standards, an ingrained sense of duty, and a commitment to public service as a worthy career.

Sebastian Kaplan-Sears '02
Benjamin Wyatt-Greene '02

 

MANN PRIZE

Established in memory of Albert Mann 1906, devoted alumnus and faculty member, by his daughters and their families. Awarded annually to the senior(s) showing the most outstanding achievements in the Romance languages.

Mara Feodora Hoberman '01
Dan Kinber '01
Maria Helene McKee '01
Yvette Mara Luxenberg '01

 

MARTIUS YELLOW AWARD

Awarded for excellence in organic synthesis.

Pavlos Kaimakliotis '02

 

ROGER MAYNARD AWARD

A memorial award to that senior scholar-athlete who best exemplifies the spirit, accomplishments, and humility of Roger Maynard '37, former trustee.

Joshua Sky Walker '01
Anne Johnson '01

 

MELLON FELLOWSHIPS

A national program that provides sizable scholarships for graduate study in the humanities in preparation for a career in teaching.

To Be Announced

 

MEYER PRIZE

Established in 1991 in honor of Emeritus Professor of History Donald B. Meyer. Awarded annually by the History Department to deserving history majors for honors theses in American history.

Russell Anderson '01

 

MONROE PRIZE

Established in 1985 by the Center for African American Studies in memory of John G. Monroe, director, scholar, and teacher in the Center for African American Studies and in the Theater Department. This prize is to be awarded annually to the Wesleyan sophomore or junior who, in the opinion of the review committee, submits the best scholarly essay in the field of African American studies.

No Award Given

 

JANINA MONTERO PRIZE

Awarded annually to a Latino student with financial need who has promoted the health, visibility, and participation of the Latino community at Wesleyan. The individual should best exemplify personal integrity, leadership, and motivation; a strong interest in and knowledge of his or her background; and have maintained a high level of commitment to Wesleyan's academic and intellectual enterprise.

Alejandra Cabrera '01

 

GERALDINE J. MURPHY PRIZE

Established in memory of Geraldine J. Murphy, who was the first woman hired as a full-time instructor at Wesleyan (1957), the first woman promoted to a tenured position, and the first woman promoted to the rank of full professor. The prize is endowed by alumni/ae of the Wesleyan Master of Arts in Teaching program. Awarded to a student who has written an outstanding critical essay that focuses on short fiction or novels.

Calder Gillin '02
Lindsay Goldman '01 (Honorable Mention)

 

NEEDLER PRIZE

Established by Sophie Needler, in memory of her husband, Bennett Needler. To be awarded annually to one or two graduating seniors who have demonstrated excellence in Hebrew or Jewish studies.

Kerry Wallach '02
Brenna Cothran '01

 

CAROL B. OHMANN MEMORIAL PRIZE

Awarded for the best senior thesis and essay in Women's studies.

Elisabeth M. Stein '01

 

OLIN FELLOWSHIP

Founded in 1854 by the wife of Stephen Olin, president, 1839-41 and 1842-51. Later increased by gifts of their son, Stephen Henry Olin, Class of 1866 and acting president, 1922-23, and his wife, Emeline. Awarded in recognition of achievement in English. The fellowship supports supervised work in English outside of the Wesleyan course structure.

Margot Bassett '02
Abigail Boggs '02
Vanessa Hackett '02
Hilary Jacqmin '02

 

ELIZABETH L. ORMSBY BOOK AWARD

Presented to seniors and graduate students entering the teaching profession who best exemplify the ideals and goals of the program.

To Be Announced

 

PARKER PRIZE

Established in 1870 by the Reverend John Parker, Trustee 1859-71. Awarded to a sophomore or junior who excels in public speaking.

Benjamin Wyatt-Greene '02

 

PEIRCE PRIZE

Awarded in successive years for excellence in biology, chemistry, and geology.

Adam Goss '01

 

PETERSON FELLOWSHIPS

Established in 1963 by bequest of William Harold Peterson 1907, for graduate study in biochemistry at Wesleyan.

Marcel Schmidt, Graduate Student
Mihaela Rita Mihailescu, Graduate Student
Bozidar Jerkovic, Graduate Student

 

PIMMS VANGUARD FELLOWS' BOOK AWARD, 1993

Connecticut teachers serving as fellows of the Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science have established a fund to honor the creative leadership of Robert A. Rosenbaum and to recognize individuals demonstrating notably imaginative teaching in the schools of Connecticut or possessing the potential for such teaching.

To Be Announced

 

PLUKAS PRIZE

This prize is given to a graduating economics senior. It is to be applied toward summer expenses, during which period the student will work under the supervision of a faculty adviser to convert an honors essay or term research paper into a publishable article. The expectation is that the article, ordinarily co-authored with a faculty member, will be submitted to an academic journal for publication and will note that support has been provided by the Plukas Prize Fund at Wesleyan. The recipient will be chosen by the department faculty in economics. If no suitable candidate applies in any given year, the award will not be made and the prize amount will be available for future recipients.

To Be Announced

 

PLUKAS TEACHING APPRENTICE AWARD

Teaching apprentice(s) for each semester with the highest academic average in economics.

Kavitha Reddy '01
Paul Williams '03
Natasha Blakley '01
Matthew Volinsky '01
Benjamin Clark '01
Andrew Hollins '01
Ethan Scherer '01
Ady Wijaya '01
Meng Kwan '02
Caroline McCarthy '01
Tammy Pau '03
Jeffrey Chandler '02
Alan Tu '03
Benjamin Landis '01
Arif Lokhandwala '02
Hendrawan Kartika '01
Aku-Shika Pappoe '01
Huan Yu '01
Robert Demisch '03
Jonathan Zucker '01
Kristin Milone '02

 

GWEN LIVINGSTON POKORA PRIZE

Established in 1993, this prize will be awarded annually to the outstanding undergraduate student in music composition.

David Hanlon '01

 

PRENTICE PRIZE

The gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Brooks Prentice in memory of Professor George Prentice to that junior or senior who excels in German. This prize is given in alternate years and will be awarded next in 1997-98.

Kerry Jacobs '01

 

REED PRIZE

Established in 1968 by Leon Reed and his sons, S. Chadwick '41, and Dr. Victor Reed, in memory of Mrs. Sophie Reed, for the best poem or group of poems.

Jeremy Cluchey '03

 

RICE PRIZE

Awarded for excellence in mathematics to a senior.

Nathaniel Love '01
Benjamin Shemmer '01

 

RICH PRIZE

The gift of Isaac Rich, trustee 1849-72, in memory of his wife, and later supplemented by appropriations from the Board of Trustees. Awarded to those seniors whose orations are judged best in composition and delivery.

Andrew Calica '01
Patrick Gallagher '01

 

ROBERTSON PRIZE

Awarded for excellence in mathematics to a sophomore and a junior.

Mark Radosevich '03 (Honorable Mention)
William Gillam '03
Shenyi Wu '03

 

ROBINS MEMORIAL PRIZE

Established in 1969, in memory of George D. Robins 1898, by Frank D. Robins 1934, and Douglas H. Robins 1966, for excellence in history.

Morgan Mirvis '01

 

ROBINSON STUDENT HUMANITARIAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award is to recognize and honor the outstanding contributions to public service by students and to fund a self-directed project of the student to address social needs within a community.

To Be Announced

 

ROSS PRIZE

Established in 1979 as a gift of Steven J. Ross. Awarded annually for the best undergraduate film in the Film Studies Program.

James Isler '01

 

ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP

Provide for one year of study in any foreign country where a Rotary Club is located, for the purpose of furthering international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.

No Award Given

 

JUAN ROURA-PARELLA PRIZE

Established in 1984 to be awarded annually to an undergraduate whose work represents the kind of catholic curiosity and general learning that Professor Juan Roura-Parella exemplified.

Joshua Walker '01
Alea Mitchell '01

 

SCOTT PRIZES

Established by Charles Scott, Jr., M.A. 1886, and trustee 1905-22, in memory of John Bell Scott 1881, for excellence in modern languages.

Joshua Sky Walker '01 (Russian)
Charles Ullman '01 (Asian Languages and Literatures)
Teresa Huang '02 (Asian Languages and Literatures)
Patrick Gallagher '01 (German)
Katherine Grace Haxall '01 (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Alex Frank Pisani '01 (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Christopher Dylan Saenger '01 (Romance Languages and Literatures)

 

MARY AND JOHN SEASE PRIZE

Outstanding work in environmental science.

Janna Shackeroff '01

 

SEHLINGER PRIZE

Established by the Class of 1965 in memory of Charles Edward Sehlinger III, who died in 1964. The award of a medical dictionary is given to a premedical student for excellence of character, community spirit, and academic achievement.

Gordon Carr '01

 

FRANCES M. SHENG PRIZE

Awarded for excellence in Chinese language and excellence in Japanese Language.

Vorawat Panya '01
Michael Orban '01

 

SHERMAN PRIZE

Established by David Sherman, D.D., class of 1872. Two prizes awarded annually, one for excellence in first-year mathematics and the other for excellence in classics.

Mathematics: Linda Caparyan '04
Mathematics: Hao-Ting Yang '04
Classical Studies: Jessica Clark '02

 

RAE SHORTT PRIZE

Established in memory of Rae M. Shortt. This prize is awarded to a junior for excellence in mathematics.

Zheqing Shen '02

 

SAMUEL C. SILIPO PRIZE

Awarded annually for the most valuable player(s) of the Wesleyan Orchestra.

Sarah-Jane Ripa '02

 

SILVERMAN PRIZE

Established by gift of Elisha Adelbert Silverman '22, and awarded to a member of the junior or senior class for excellence in chemistry.

Jessica Schlier, '01
Eunice Li, '01

 

SKIRM PRIZE

Established by members of the Class of 1931 in memory of their classmate, Thomas H. Skirm, this prize is awarded to a government major early in his or her senior year, to recognize the best research or writing project done during the junior year.

Kaori Ura '01

 

ANNIE SONNENBLICK WRITING AWARD

Established by the family of the late Annie Sonnenblick '80 in 1992 as a complement to the annual Annie Sonnenblick Memorial Lecture. The prize provides financial support for a student who wishes to undertake an independent writing project during the summer between his or her junior and senior years.

Jaime Gross '02

 

SPINNEY PRIZE

The gift of Joseph S. Spinney, trustee 1875-82 and 1888-93, for excellence in Greek. Awarded for the best original essay on some aspect of Greek or Roman civilization.

Sarah Jane Hise '01
Laura Elliott '01

 

SPURRIER AWARD

The William A. Spurrier Ethics Award, established by Dr. James Case, given to the student who demonstrates in the field of ethics: sensitivity, insight, depth, and humor. Given in honor of William Spurrier III, chaplain and Hedding Professor of Moral Science and Religion, Emeritus.

Noel de la Rosa '01

 

THORNDIKE PRIZE

Established by gift of Elizabeth Moulton Thorndike in memory of her husband, Edward Lee Thorndike '95, for excellence in psychology.

Rachel Feinstein '01
Jennifer Greenberg '01

 

ELIZABETH VERVEER TISHLER PRIZE

Established in 1981 by a gift from Mrs. Tishler.

Art: Awarded annually for an outstanding senior exhibition in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography or ceramics.

Lindsay Dickinson '01
Dora Lisa Rosenbaum '01

Music: Established in 1981 and expanded in 1989 for excellence in piano performance. Two prizes are given annually: one for Western classical piano performance and the other for jazz piano performance.

Daniel Sherer '03

 

TISHLER TEACHING AWARD

Established by the family and friends of Dr. Max Tishler, professor of chemistry, emeritus, and University Professor of the Sciences, emeritus. Awarded annually in his memory to the best graduate teaching assistant in chemistry.

Yongxing Liu, Graduate Student
Rajesh Nagarajan, Graduate Student

 

THE SHU TOKITA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Shu Tokita Memorial Scholarship, established by friends and relatives of Shu Tokita '84, will be awarded to students of color majoring in literature, and in area studies with a focus on literature, who are in need of financial assistance. The recipient will be selected on the basis of his or her financial need and commitment to the study of literature. Awarded to one student for the remainder of his or her time at Wesleyan, the scholarship is $1,500 per year.

Ling Ly '03

 

TRENCH PRIZE

The gift of Miss Grace A. Smith, in memory of William James Trench, trustee 1835-67, for excellence in the Department of Religion.

Eve Kagan '01
Megan Joiner '01
Jennie Doberne '01
Shogo Kubota '01

 

TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP

A national competition funded by the United States government, which provides scholarships for graduate study to juniors who have outstanding leadership potential and intend to pursue careers in public service.

No Award Given

 

VANGUARD PRIZE

Established by black alumni/ae in tribute to the black members of the Class of 1969, whose perseverance and pioneering leadership earned them designation as the Vanguard Class. The prize is awarded annually to a graduating senior who has achieved academic excellence and contributed significantly to maintaining Wesleyan's racial diversity.

Alea Mitchell '01

 

WALKLEY PRIZE

Two prizes, the gift of Webster Rogers Walkley of the Class of 1860, in memory of David Hart Walkley 1878, for excellence in psychology. Awarded to those juniors and seniors who present the best reports or work embodying original research.

Rebecca Duke '01
Rebecca Lopatin '01
Alea Mitchell '01
Amy Rosenblum '01
Kathryn Van Nimwegen '01

 

WATSON FELLOWSHIPS

Awarded by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, to enable college graduates of unusual promise to engage in an initial postgraduate year of independent study and travel abroad.

Adam Goss '01
Ruth Goldstein '01
Lindsey Fransen '01

 

WESLEYAN ALUMNI SCREENWRITING PRIZE

This prize is awarded for the best senior thesis in screenwriting.

To Be Announced

 

WELLER PRIZE

The gift of Mrs. LeRoy Weller, in memory of her husband, LeRoy Weller '99, to the student having the highest academic average for the sophomore year.

Zheqing Shen '02

 

WESLEYAN BLACK ALUMNI COUNCIL MEMORIAL PRIZE

Established in 1986 by the Wesleyan Black Alumni Council in memory of deceased black alumni/ae. The prize provides a summer stipend to support a deserving student engaged in independent study or community service related to the concerns of black people.

Zuleka Henderson '02
Chaya Braxton '02

 

WESLEYAN FICTION AWARD

A gift from Norman Mailer to the Wesleyan Writing Program, this award recognizes an outstanding piece of fiction written by a Wesleyan student.

Tejas Desai '03
Gwendolyn Guarino '01 (Honorable Mention)
Paul Yoon '02 (Honorable Mention)

 

WESLEYAN MEMORIAL PRIZE

The gift of undergraduates in the Class of 1943 in memory of fellow students who made the supreme sacrifice in the Second World War, to the members of the junior class outstanding in qualities of character, leadership, and scholarship.

Benjamin Oppenheim '02

 

M. G. WHITE PRIZE

Awarded annually for the best thesis submitted in American studies.

Andrew S.M. Tsui '01

 

WHITE PRIZE

Established in 1942 by Horace Glenn White, Jr. '33, and increased in 1943 by friends in his memory. Awarded for advanced undergraduate study in economics.

Mark Penrod '01
Matthew Volinsky '01
Vishal Gujadhur '01
Michelle Zara '01
Huan Yu '01
Jason Van Itallie '01
Jugjeev Duggal '01
Benjamin Haimowitz '01
Jill Manning '01
Benjamin Landis '01

 

WILDE PRIZE

Established in 1963 by Frazer B. Wilde, LL.D. '58, awarded to a junior or senior for excellence in economics.

Keith Damsky '01

 

WINCHESTER FELLOWSHIP

Established in 1938, in memory of Professor Caleb Thomas Winchester, by his widow. Awarded to Wesleyan graduates for postgraduate work in English.

Nicolle Jordan '92
Jill Rappoport '00

 

WISE PRIZE

The gift of Daniel Wise, D.D., class of 1859, for excellence in the Department of Philosophy; for the best essay on moral science or on some subject in the field or values.

Saul Rosenthal '01
Joseph Casey '01