Academic Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes

2005 Recipients


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.

Lianne Morris-Smith, 2005

Alumni Prize in the History of Art

This prize was established by Wesleyan alumni/ae and is awarded to a senior who has demonstrated special aptitude in the history of art and who has made a substantive contribution to the major.

Jesse McIntosh, 2005
Ingram Weber, 2005

American Chemical Society Analytical Award

This award is given for excellence in analytical chemistry.

John Meleney, 2005

American Chemical Society Connecticut Valley Section Award

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

Andrew Brooks, 2005

American Institute of Chemists Award

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

Anthony O'Brien, 2005

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.

Brieze Keeley, 2008

Baden-W�erttemberg--Connecticut Sister State Exchange

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

Annika Brink, 2005
Jessica Feldman, GRAD
Celeste Hutchins, GRAD
Jonah Stern, 2005

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.

Grace Chu, 2005

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.

Stephen Becker, 2005

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.

Annika Brink, 2005
Luke Holder, 2005
Maria Nankova, 2005
Emrah Yildiz, 2005

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.

Michael Agumeh, 2006
Keren Griffiths, 2005

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.

Leah Cappellucci, 2006
Jeffrey Kessner, 2007
Ethna Riley, 2006
Rodney Solomon, 2005

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.

Sara Williams, 2006

Professor Samuel Hugh Brockunier Prize

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

William Gordon, 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.

Lee Grodin 2005
Lindsay Clarke 2005
Ana Weibgen

Erness Brody Prize

Established in 2002 by Ann duCille in honor of Professor Erness Bright Brody, former chair of the African American Studies Program. Awarded annually to a senior African American Studies Program major for excellence in written expression.

Danielle Dixon, 2005

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.

Robert Harrigal, 2007

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.

Faraneh Carnegie, 2005

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.

Karen Courtheoux, 2005
Flavia De Souza, 2005

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.

Yaron Aronowicz, 2005
Frances Jacobus-Parker, 2005

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).

Lynn Levy, 2005

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.

Karen Courtheoux, 2005
Alison Gomer, 2005

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.

Tanya Lewallen, 2008
Larissa Slovin, 2008

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.

Laura Vickers, GRAD

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.

To be announced

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.

Keren Griffiths, 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.

Malwina Andruczyk, 2008
Tanya Lewallen, 2008
Lisa Wong, 2008 (Honorable Mention)

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.

Lagu Androga, 2007
Stephen Aubrey, 2006
Ayako Ezaki, 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.

Katherine Piper, 2005

CRC Award

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

Mufaro Dube, 2008
Zachary Frosch, 2008

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.

Amy Crawford, 2005
Niv Elis, 2005

Dorchester Prize

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

Frances Jacobus-Parker, 2005

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.

David Bryson, 2005
Anna Steed, 2005

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.

Joseph Yannielli, 2005

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.

Hannah Lifson, 2005
Nancy Wassner, 2005
Evan Williams, 2005

Exceptional Program Award

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

Bryan Ma, 2005

First Year Leadership Award

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

Jacob Mirsky, 2008

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.

Chenoa Noelle Tanglao, 2008
Zhaoxuan Yang, 2008

Freeman Prize

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

Andrew Breck, 2005
Tinapa Himathongkam, 2005

French Government Teaching Assistantship

One-year assistantship for teaching English at a lyc�e in France, administered by the Institute for International Education (New York).

Troy Reinhalter, 2005

Beulah Friedman Prize

This prize recognizes work of outstanding achievement by a student in the history of art. The prize is awarded to a member of the senior class.

Mia Khimm, 2005
Jonah Stern, 2005

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.

Brandon Dotson, 2001
Sasha Freudenberg, 2005
Gwyneth Harrison-Shermoen, 2005
Catesby Holmes, 2005
Gloria Lee, 2005
Julie Ren, 2005
Alexander Fischer 2005 (alternate)
Ingram Weber, 2005 (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.

Jared Make, 2005

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.

Emrah Yildiz, 2005

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.

Matthew Goisman, 2005
Shannon McIntyre, 2005
Micah West, 2005

Akiva Goldsman Prize in Screenwriting

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

Naomi Ekperigin, 2005

Graham Prize

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

Stephen Becker, 2005
King Chan, 2005
Keren Griffiths, 2005
Robert Judson, 2005
Lianne Morris-Smith, 2005
Brian Yencho, 2005

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.

Zachary Kagan-Guthrie, 2005

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.

Leah Cappellucci, 2006

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.

Amanda Binns, 2005
Keren Griffiths, 2005
Lee Jacobson, 2005
Robert Judson, 2005
Laura Vickers, GRAD

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.

Danielle Dixon, 2005
Alexis May, 2005

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.

Letica Fox-Thomas, 2005
Hanna Lee, 2005
Nathaniel Victoria, 2005

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.

Jessica Phillippi, 2005

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.

Sarah Bellovin-Weiss, 2005

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.

Meghan McCarron, 2005

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.

Racheal Maldonado, 2005
Benjamin Shestakofsky, 2005

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.

Michelle Columbus, 2005
Brigid Dwyer, 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.

Andreas Gurewich, 2005
Carolyn Wachnicki, 2005

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.

Rangga Budoyo, 2008
Mao Sheng Liu, 2008

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.

Hui Jun Huang, 2005

Barry Kiefer Prize

In memory of Barry I. Kiefer to celebrate outstanding graduating Ph.D. students in Biology and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

Edwin Antony, GRAD
Roopashree Narasimhaiah, GRAD

Leavell Memorial Prize--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.

Max Goldblatt, 2005
Eliot Fisher, 2005 (Honorable Mention)

Leavell Memorial Prize--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.

Anna Zayaruzny, 2005

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.

Nathaniel Victoria, 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.

Gabriel Prager, 2005
Rebecca Szper, 2005

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.

Autumn Greenberg, 2005

Littell Prize

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

Brian Yencho, 2005

Robert S. Lynd Prize

Awarded to a student for the Sociology department thesis.

Rebecca Brigham, 2005
Maya Scherer, 2005
Jonathan Shestakofsky, 2005

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.

Rohini Singh, 2006

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.

Sarah O'Neil, 2005
Tova Ossad, 2005
Laura Tiktin, 2005

Martius Yellow Award

Awarded for excellence in organic synthesis.

Gabriel Isaacman, 2007

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.

Adam Jonas, GRAD
Courtney Quirin, 2005

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.

Angela Larkan, 2006

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.

Patrick Rheaume, 2005
Joseph Yannielli, 2005

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.

Katherine McCown, 2006

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.

Xiomara Lorenzo, 2005
Natalia Ortiz, 2005

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.

Karen Courtheoux, 2005
Samuel Duncan, 2005

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.

Naja Alvarado, 2005
Alana Liskov, 2006
Vladrose Petit-Frere, 2005
Gabrielle Tynes-Labonte, 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.

Yaron Aronowicz, 2005
Benjamin Fels, 2007

National Board of Review Charlie Andrews Award

Established by the National Board of Review in memory of Charlie Andrews who was a pioneer in television writing and producing. Awarded to the student who has written the best history/theory thesis in the Film Studies Department.

Kellen Quinn, 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.

Rachel Rowland, 2005

Carol B. Ohmann Memorial Prize

Excellence in Women's Studies.

Rebecca Bak, 2005
Maria Morse, 2005
Pia Sahni, 2005

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.

Patrick Baron, 2006
John Barry, 2006
Paul Brunick, 2006
Michael Campbell, 2006
John Cusick, 2007
Benjamin Fels, 2007
Ada Fung, 2006
Makenna Goodman, 2007
Ariel Lewiton, 2006
Margaret Melville, 2006
Susannah Nadler, 2006
Herman Parish, 2006
Caitlin Petre, 2006
Arijit Sen, 2007
Katherine Thorpe, 2006
Victor Vazquez, 2007
Bronwyn Wallace, 2006
Amanda Zecca, 2006

Peirce Prize

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

Andrew Brooks, 2005

Peterson Fellowships

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

Edwin Antony, GRAD
Helen Josephine, GRAD
Zhaohui Yan, GRAD
Christopher Zito, GRAD

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.

Manjul Bhargava
Theodore Sergi
Augustus Serra

Plukas Prize

Established in 1986 by John Plukas '66. This prize is given to graduating economics seniors to be applied toward summer expenses, during which period each student will work under the supervision of a faculty adviser to convert an honors project into a publishable article.

Benjamin Brown, 2005

Plukas Teaching Apprentice Award

Established in 1986 by John Plukas '66. Awarded for excellent service to the Economics Department as a teaching apprentice.

Benjamin Brown, 2005
David Farrell, 2005
Anil Fernando, 2005
Alice Lam, 2006
Kok Lee, 2005
Jonathan Siegelaub, 2006
Voon Sui, 2007
Danforth Sullivan, 2006
Joel Ting, 2006
Jayson Whitehorn, 2005
Liang Zhao, 2006

Gwen Livingston Pokora Prize

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

David Ruder, 2005

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.

Emily Garts, 2006

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.

Emily Seife, 2006
Victor Vazquez, 2007
Edith Zimmerman, 2005

Rhodes Scholarship

Two years of study at Oxford University, awarded on the basis of high academic achievement, integrity of character, a spirit of unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership, and physical vigor.

Cheryl Lim, 2005

Rice Prize

Awarded for excellence in mathematics to a senior.

Stephen Becker, 2005
Gwyneth Harrison-Shermoen, 2005

Robertson Prize

Awarded for excellence in mathematics to a sophomore.

Christina Durfee, 2007
Tzippora Rhodes, 2007

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.

Stephen Lazer, 2005

Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship

Awarded to an outstanding junior wishing to pursue a master's degree in education and teach in public schools.

Gideon Unkeless, 2006

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.

Max Goldblatt, 2005

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.

Sara Bremen, 2005

Rulewater Prize

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

Kristen Levithan, 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.

Miriam Jacobs, 2005
Angie Lin, 2005
Robert Nerenz, 2005
Michael Orland, 2005
Tania Rozario, 2005
Julian Villar, 2005

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

T. Booth Haley, 2005
Nicholas Napalo, 2005

German Studies

Andrew Inchiosa, 2007

Romance Languages and Literatures

Anna Brown, 2005
Miriam Gottfried, 2005
Elizabeth Langston, 2005
Gina Tassone, 2005
Timothy Von Hollweg, 2005

Russian and East European Studies

Bonnie Loshbaugh, 2005
Kellen Quinn, 2005

Mary and John Sease Prize

Outstanding work in environmental science.

Jenna Kay, 2005
Jessica Pfund, 2005

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.

Keren Griffiths, 2005

Senior Leadership Award

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

Natalia Ortiz, 2005

Senior Prize in Computer Science

Awarded for excellence in computer science to a senior.

Anil Fernando, 2005
Jason Kabel, 2005

Frances M. Sheng Prize

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

Carmen Cheung, 2005
Ian Hanks, 2005
Andrew Stuerzel, 2005

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

Lydia Bell, 2007


Daniel Greengard, 2008
Per Stinchcombe, 2008
Roberta Wong, 2008
Zhaoxuan Yang, 2008

Rae Shortt Prize

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

Avishek Chatterjee, 2006
Sohrab Shahshahani, 2006
Liang Zhao, 2006

Samuel C. Silipo Prize

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

Ilana Matfis, 2005

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.

Anthony O'Brien, 2005
Laura Vickers, GRAD

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.

Grace Chu 2005
Gloria Lee 2005
Hanna Lee 2005

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.

Katherine Piper, 2005

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.

Caitlin Petre, 2006

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.

Leland Smith, 2005

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 memory of William Spurrier III, chaplain and Hedding Professor of Moral Science and Religion.

Ilana Steinhauer, 2005

Thorndike Prize

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

Leah Cappellucci, 2006
Jenna St. Martin, 2005
Jessica Wu, 2005

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.

Senthil Perumal, GRAD

Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Prize--Art

Established in 1981 by a gift from Mrs. Tishler. Awarded annually for an outstanding senior exhibition in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, or architecture.

Martha Fleming-Ives, 2005

Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Prize--Music

Established in 1981 by a gift from Mrs. Tishler. 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.

Aaron Bos, 2005

Shu Tokita Prize

The Shu Tokita Memorial Prize, established by friends and relatives of Shu Tokita '84, will be awarded to students of color studying literature, and in area studies with a focus on literature. The recipient will be selected on the basis of his or her application essay and commitment to the study of literature.

Jane Charles-Voltaire, 2007
Marion Holaday, 2006
Yuta Otake, 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.

Stephanie Carlisle, 2005
Mark Vorkink, 2005
Jessica Weidmann, 2005

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.

Misa Dayson, 2005

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.

Sivan Cotel, 2005
Molly Greenberg, 2005
Jessica Jacobson, 2005

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.

Stephanie Carlisle, 2005

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.

Kimberly Landry, 2006

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.

Kaneza Schaal, 2006

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.

Margaret Melville, 2006
Sophie Ricks, 2005
Calvin Cato, 2006 (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.

Laura Goldblatt, 2006

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.

Jeremy Abrams, 2005
Benjamin Brown, 2005
Beth Coddington, 2005
Linda Dempah, 2005
Kevin Egolf, 2005
Megan Gauvey-Kern, 2005
Rafael Haryono Putro, 2006
Kok Lee, 2005
Seth Low-Tufo, 2005
Adam Miller-Howard, 2006
Thomas Muller, 2005
Heung Ming Ngai, 2006
Danforth Sullivan, 2006
Joel Ting, 2006
Kwok Hong Wong, 2006
Liang Zhao, 2006

M.G. White Prize

Awarded annually for the best thesis submitted in American studies.

Sara Bremen, 2005
Benjamin Shestakofsky, 2005
Ingram Weber, 2005

White Fellowship--Government

Awarded for excellence in government.

Joseph Fischel, 2002
Nora Hanagan, 2004
Danielle Lussier, 1998
Lauren McCarthy, 2001
Benjamin Oppenheim, 2002

White Fellowship--History

Awarded for excellence in history.

Tal Beery, 2006
Genevieve Edens, 2006

Wilde Prize

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

Thomas Muller, 2005

Winchester Fellowship

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

David Agruss, 1991
Jill Rappoport, 2000

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.

Christopher Jennings, 2005