Academic Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes

2004 Recipients


American Chemical Society Analytical Award

This award is given for excellence in analytical chemistry.

Anthony O'Brien, 2005

American Chemical Society Connecticut Valley Section Award

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

Jason Paisley, 2004

American Institute of Chemists Award

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

Hari Arthanari, Graduate Student
Nicholas Blondin, 2004

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.

Carolyn Myslewski, 2007

Baden-W´┐Żerttemberg--Connecticut Sister State Exchange

A grant for one academic year's study at a university in the German state of Baden-W´┐Żerttemberg, administered by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education.

Timothy Eastman, 2004
Charles Lewis, 2004

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.

Dylan Brown, 2004

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.

Joshua Gurian, 2004

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.

Brian Adams, 2004
Maria Apurina, Visiting International Student
Cristin Quealy, 2004

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.

Nicholas Blondin, 2004

Bridge Builder Award

Presented to an individual student or student group that has contributed significantly to the Wesleyan and Middletown communities in the spirit of service.

Linden McEntire, 2004

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.

Razvan Ceapa, 2004
Evan Fitzpatrick, 2004

Professor Samuel Hugh Brockunier Prize

Awarded to best final essay on a social studies topic by a student in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program.

Sandra Ulbrich, GLSP

Christopher Brodigan Fund Award

The Christopher Brodigan Fund was established in memory of Christopher Brodigan, a Wesleyan student who died in an accident in his frosh year. The Fund pays tribute to Christopher's deep interest in Africa and to the public service he provided through teaching in Botswana prior to entering Wesleyan. Awards will be made to graduating Wesleyan seniors and recent Wesleyan graduates who plan to pursue public service or research on the African continent.

Samuel Bathrick, 2004
Carl Cervone, 2004
Lindsey Reynolds, 2004

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.

Peter Saalfield, 2006

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.

Mary Graham, 2004

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.

Nicholas Blondin, 2004
Max Mishler, 2004

Camp Prize

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

Emma Alpert, 2004
Elizabeth Bell, 2004
Lauren Pruneski, 2004
Robert Schoenbeck, 2004

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 to an outstanding undergraduate senior comedy (16mm, digital, and/or virtual).

Sascha Stanton-Craven, 2004

Cardinal Crest Award

Presented to the member of the WSA who has given honor to his/her post on the WSA or one of its committees through his/her leadership, and has selflessly served the greater interest of the Wesleyan student body.

Rebecca Solow, 2004

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.

Christopher Skarinka, 2007

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.

Melinda Coro, 2004

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.

Georgi Radev, 2006

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.

Lianne Morris-Smith, 2005

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.

Ian Beardsley, 2007
Makenna Goodman, 2007
Janice Faith Serrano, 2007

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.

Luke Tunnicliffe, 2004
Micah West, 2005 (Honorable Mention)

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.

Jenina Nunez, 2004

CRC Award

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

Tamara Carroll, 2007
Gabriel Isaacman, 2007
Brendan O'Reilly, 2007

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.

Vanessa Goh, 2004
Shun Tsang, 2004

Dorchester Prize

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

Nicholas Sabloff, 2004

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.

William Kuby, 2004

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.

Kaitlyn Greenidge, 2004
Dael Norwood, 2004

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.

Ethan Butler, 2004

Exceptional Program Award

Presented to the coordinator(s) of an exceptional program, cultural event, speaker or production that has a positive campus-wide impact.

Lindsey Reynolds, 2004

First Year Leadership Award

Awarded to a first-year student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership or involvement in the Wesleyan community.

Nora Connor, 2007

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.

Chen-wei Hung, 2007
Daniel Manso, 2006

Freeman Prize

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

Marc Berger, 2004
Haruna Suzuki, 2004

French Government Teaching Assistantship


Kannan Vasudevan, 2001

Fulbright 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.

Carlo Boehm, 2001 (alternate)
Anne Fenton, 2004 (alternate)
Noah Friedman-Rudovsky, 2000
John Graham, 2003
Gabriel Paquette, 1999
Sara Richlin, 2004
Amy Sanchez, 2002
Benjamin Spatz, 2001

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.

Robert Schoenbeck, 2004

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.

Sara Richlin, 2004

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.

Sarah Abramson, 2004
Joshua Friedman, 2004
Anna Weinstein, 2004

Akiva Goldsman Prize in Screenwriting

Awarded to the graduating film studies major who has written the best full-length screenplay in the Film Department.

Rebecca Sills, 2004

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Awarded by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation to a junior or senior who has outstanding potential and intends to pursue a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

Emily Jacobs-Palmer, 2006
Robert Judson, 2005

Graham Prize

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

Razvan Ceapa, 2004
Takanori Nagatomo, 2004
James Starc, 2004
Anna Teeter, 2004
Scott Zimmer, 2004

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.

Jennifer Lame, 2004

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.

Ka Yat Yuen, 2004

K. P. Harrington Public Service Award

Awarded annually by the Mystical Seven Society to a Wesleyan undergraduate who has distinguished herself/himself in public service to the community.

Angela Saad, 2004

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.

Razvan Ceapa, 2004
Caroline Cottrell, 2004

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.

Andrea Melnikas, 2004

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.

Lelah Baker-Rabe, 2004
Colin Bumby, 2004
Kern Williams, 2004

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.

Susan Manikas, 2004
Perri Yaniv, 2004

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.

Laura Middelberg, 2004
Lindsey Sherdell, 2004

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.

Margaret Melville, 2006

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.

Patricia Skillin, 2004

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.

Elizabeth Burnside, 2005
Michelle Paul, 2004
Leland Smith, 2005
Simone Walters, 2005

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.

Wolasi Konu, 2004
Akiko Sasamoto, 2004

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.

Jamie Macia, 2007
Meng-ju Sher, 2007

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.

Meha Priyadarshini, 2004

Leavell Memorial Prize

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

Film: Awarded annually to a senior film student who has done outstanding work in the major, and who best reflects the departmental goals of citizenship, scholarship, and the wedding of theory and practice.

S. Hutson Hayward, 2004
Lauren Sacchetti, 2004

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.

Aaron Paige, 2004
Anna Weinstein, 2004

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.

Flavia De Souza, 2005

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.

Maria Gould, 2004
Patricia Skillin, 2004

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.

Laura Middelberg, 2004

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.

Anne Fenton, 2004

Littell Prize

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

Boris Lukanov, 2004

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.

Nathan Rich, 2002

Robert S. Lynd Prize

Awarded to a student for the Sociology department thesis.

Linden McEntire, 2004

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.

Amanda Rose, 2005

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.

Judith Alexander, 2004
Kristin Kyrka, 2004
Katherine Mahoney, 2004
Lindsey Musen, 2004
Dael Norwood, 2004

Martius Yellow Award

Awarded for excellence in organic synthesis.

Andrew Brooks, 2005
Anthony O'Brien, 2005

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.

Brittany Allen, 2004
Nicholas Vincent, 2004

Richard McLellan Prize

Awarded annually to a junior who exemplifies those qualities that characterize the late Richard McLellan, Director of the Career Planning Center and Associate Dean of the College: character, leadership, commitment to public service and diversity, wide cultural interests, and a sense of humor.

Lan Tieu, 2005
Margaret White, 2005

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.

Caroline Luce, 2004

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.

Hanna Lee, 2005
Matthew Rankin, 2005

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.

Jenina Nunez, 2004
John Taveras, 2004

David Morgan Prize

To be awarded annually to the senior major or majors in CSS and/or the History Department who best demonstrated the integrity and commitment to community that characterized David's 37 years of service to his College, his Department, and to the University.

Mary Graham, 2004
Sohana Punithakumar, 2004

Mosaic Award

This award recognizes the contribution(s) of a person or organization that has brought about cultural awareness and education on one or more of the following issues: race, ethnicity, culture and/or sexual orientation.

Joel Bhuiyan, 2006
Benjamin Magarik, 2006

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.

Brielle Madej, 2005 (Honorable Mention)
Richard Wenk, 2005

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.

David Dreilinger, 2004

Carol B. Ohmann Memorial Prize

Excellence in Women's Studies.

Brittany Allen, 2004
Amy Fornari, 2004

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.

Yaron Aronowicz, 2005
Paul Brunick, 2006
Michael Comstock, 2005
Benjamin Fels, 2006
Frances Jacobus-Parker, 2005
Meghan McCarron, 2005
Margaret Melville, 2006
Herman Parish, 2006
Evan Rhodes, 2005
Margaret Starr, 2006
Nancy Wassner, 2005
Evan Williams, 2005

Parker Prize

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

Gregory Morril, 2005

Peirce Prize

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

Sarah Dunagan, 2004

Peterson Fellowships

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

Yulianingsih Benitex, Graduate Student
Daniel Coman, Graduate Student
Kelly Thayer, 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.

Ka Yat Yuen, 2004

Plukas Teaching Apprentice Award

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

Jodi Black, 2006
Eugene Dayanghirang, 2007
Vanessa Goh, 2004
Ann Heindel, 2006
Alice Lam, 2006
Stephen Lee, 2004
Sinead Mullen, 2004
Takanori Nagatomo, 2004
Serkan Parlak, 2006
Georgi Radev, 2006
Rebecca Solow, 2004
Danforth Sullivan, 2006
John Taveras, 2004
Ka Yat Yuen, 2004

Gwen Livingston Pokora Prize

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

Daniel St. Clair, 2004

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.

Gregory Heller, 2004

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.

Julia Cohen, 2004
Lauren Ross-Miller, 2004 (Honorable Mention)

Rice Prize

Awarded for excellence in mathematics to a senior.

Haejung Park, 2004

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.

Sarah Colao, 2004

Robertson Prize

Awarded for excellence in mathematics to a sophomore.

Sohrab Shahshahani, 2006
Liang Zhao, 2006

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.

Dael Norwood, 2004

Ross Prize

Established in 1979 as a gift of Steven J. Ross of Warner Communications. Awarded annually for the best undergraduate film, digital, and/or virtual made in the Film Studies Department.

David Fine, 2004

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.

Dina Guth, 2004
William Kuby, 2004

Rulewater Prize

Awarded for outstanding reflection and writing on an interdisciplinary topic in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program.

Terri Tibbatts, GLSP

Scott Biomedical Prize

Awarded to a member(s) of the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry senior class who has demonstrated excellence and interest in commencing a career in academic or applied medicine.

Rebecca Hall, 2004
Sarah Pradka, 2004
Anna Teeter, 2004
Yoshihiro Yonekawa, 2004

Scott Prize

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

Asian Languages and Literatures

Peter Thilly, 2004
Aaron Wark, 2004

German Studies

Charles Lewis, 2004

Romance Languages and Literatures

Jennifer Conrad, 2004
Abraham Lateiner, 2004
Victoria Reppert, 2004

Russian Language and Literatures

Laurel Kemper, 2004
John Voekel, 2004

Mary and John Sease Prize

Outstanding work in environmental science.

Anna Colvin, 2004
Maya Groner, 2004

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.

Caroline Cottrell, 2004

Senior Prize in Computer Science

Awarded for excellence in computer science to a senior.

Razvan Ceapa, 2004
Matthew Eaton, 2004
Robert Stewart, 2004

Senior Leadership Award

Presented to a senior who has consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership throughout his or her four years in the Wesleyan community.

Kristin Fuller, 2004

Frances M. Sheng Prize

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

Marc Berger, 2004
Jeffrey Jorve, 2004
Meha Priyadarshini, 2004
Haruna Suzuki, 2004

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.

Classical Studies

Christopher Pannone, 2004


Hyung Choi, 2007
Albert Hill, 2007
Jamie Macia, 2007

Rae Shortt Prize

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

Stephen Becker, 2005
Hoan Dang, 2005

Samuel C. Silipo Prize

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

Daniel Belinkie, 2004

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.

Jovan Alston, 2004
Jason Paisley, 2004

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.

Vanessa Goh, 2004
Kristin Small, 2004

Social Activist Award

Awarded to the individual or student group that best exemplifies the spirit of social activism and through his/her/their efforts, constructive social change ensued.

Aarti Bhardwaj, 2004
Lauren Graber, 2004

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.

Katherine Greathead, 2005

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.

Dina Guth, 2004

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.

Sarah Abramson, 2004
Joshua Friedman, 2004

Thorndike Prize

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

Ann Lee, 2004
Meredith MacGregor, 2004

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.

Amy Austin, Graduate Student

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.

Myra Rasmussen, 2004
Juliana Romano, 2004

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.

Melissa Louie, 2007

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.

Freya Riel, 2004

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.

Renee-Lauren Ellis, 2004

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.

Adam Barton, 2004
Linda Caparyan, 2004
Morgan Philbin, 2004
Alexandra Sedlovskaya, 2004

Watson Fellowship

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.

Lauren Graber, 2004
Aaron Paige, 2004

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.

Matthew Goisman, 2005

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.

Myrtle Andrews, 2005

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.

Robert Schoenbeck, 2004

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.

Yaron Aronowicz, 2005
Kevin Egolf, 2005

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.

Anthony Attiogbe, 2004
Elizabeth Bell, 2004
Dylan Brown, 2004
Linda Caparyan, 2004
Razvan Ceapa, 2004
Beth Coddington, 2005
Robert Judson, 2005
Kok Lee, 2005
Andrew Levison, 2004
Thomas Muller, 2005
Takanori Nagatomo, 2004
Kumar Nair, 2005
John Taveras, 2004
Hao-Ting Yang, 2004
Ka Yat Yuen, 2004

M.G. White Prize

Awarded annually for the best thesis submitted in American studies.

Gregory Heller, 2004
Sarah Kavanagh, 2004
Robert Schoenbeck, 2004

White Fellowship--History

Awarded for excellence in government and history.

Rachel Berry-Millett, 2005
Faraneh Carnegie, 2005
Stephen Lazer, 2005
Patrick Rheaume, 2005

Wilde Prize

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

Linda Caparyan, 2004

Winchester Fellowship

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

David Agruss, 1991

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.

Thomas Peteet, 2004