Academic Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes

2007 Recipients


George H. Acheson and Grass Foundation Prize in Neuroscience

Established in 1992 by a gift from the Grass Foundation, this prize is awarded 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.

Stephen Briggs 2007
Janet Mosley 2007

Alumni Prize in the History of Art

Established by Wesleyan alumni and awarded to a senior who has demonstrated special aptitude in the history of art and who has made a substantive contribution to the major.

Daniel Zolli 2007

American Chemical Society Analytical Award

Awarded for excellence in analytical chemistry.

Sameer Siddiqui 2008

American Chemical Society Connecticut Valley Section Award

Awarded for outstanding achievement to a graduating chemistry major.

Jovan Gayle 2007

American Institute of Chemists Award

Awarded for outstanding achievement to a graduating chemistry major.

Philip Hanoian 2007

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.

Samantha Schilit 2010

Baden-Wuerttemberg--Connecticut Sister State Exchange

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

Danielle Krudy 2007
Daniel Zolli 2007

Baldwin Fellowship

Established in 1952 by family and friends of Horace Reed Baldwin, 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.

Kathleen Reid 2007

Beinecke Scholarship

Awarded by the Sperry Fund for graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Holly Wood 2008

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.

Jack DiSciacca 2007
Scott Knauert 2007
Meng-ju Sher 2007

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.

Rory Bradley 2007
Sarah Gupton 2007
Anna Mageras 2010
Lirra Schiebler 2007
Leif Weatherby 2007

Bradley Prize

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

Manuel Sanchez Casalongue 2007

Bridge Builder Award

Awarded to an individual student or student group for significant contributions to the Wesleyan and Middletown communities in the spirit of service.

Joanna Brownson 2008

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.

Thomas Crosby 2007
Laura Silver 2008

Professor Samuel Hugh Brockunier Prize

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

Trevor Charles GLSP
Carrie Gilmore GLSP

Christopher Brodigan Fund Award

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. Awarded to graduating seniors and recent graduates who plan to pursue public service or research in Africa.

Heather Craig 2006
Gabrielle Fondiller 2007
Peter Glidden 2007

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.

Lauren Dammier 2007

Bruner Freshman Improvement Prize

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

Tara Beckford 2009

Butler Prize

Established in 1991 in honor of retiring colleague Jeffrey D. Butler, is awarded for the best Honors thesis in Third World History.

Kevin Young 2007

Butterfield Prize

Established by the Class of 1967 and awarded 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, 11th president of the University.

Lagu Androga 2007
Beck Straley 2007

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.

Maggie Filler 2007

Cardinal Crest Award

Awarded 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.

Zachary Kolodin 2007
Brittany Mitchell 2007

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.

Samuel Kachuck 2010
Satrio Wicaksono 2010

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.

Tamara Carroll 2007

Clee Scholarship

Established by friends and associates of Gilbert Harrison Clee, Class of 1935, 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.

Sergiu Laiu 2009

Dr. Neil Clendeninn Prize

Established in 1991 by George Thornton, Class of 1991 and David Derryck, Class of 1993, 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, Class of 1971.

Tamara Carroll 2007

Cole Prize

Established through the gift of George Henry Walker, Class of 1981, in the memory of Charles Edward Cole. Awarded to the first-year student who shows the greatest ability in fiction or nonfiction writing.

Allison Quantz 2010
Malik Solomon 2010

Condil Award

Given in memory of Caroline Condil, Class of 1992, and is awarded to a worthy East Asian Studies major, preferably a sophomore or junior, for study in China.

Cedric Bien 2008

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, Class of 1948, 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.

Marissa Brostoff 2007

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 Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964), author of A Voice From the South, who 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.

Jeffrey Kessner 2007
Satyawidya Wulansari 2007

CRC Award

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

Shing Cheng 2010
Alexander Gold 2010

Davenport Prize

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

Karel Chromy 2007
Thomas Coen 2007
Laura Conley 2007
Thomas Crosby 2007
Gregory Dubinsky 2007
Nathan Huddell 2007
Jacob Goldin 2007

Dorchester Prize

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

Andrew Inchiosa 2007
Ilya Leybovich 2007

W.E.B. DuBois Prize

Awarded annually for academic excellence to a student majoring in African American studies.

Darrah Sipe 2007

Dutcher Prize

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

Lynn Cartwright-Punnett 2007
Jesse Nasta 2007
Kevin Young 2007

Kevin Echart Memorial Book Prize

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 Kevin Echart and seek to foster in the students of the College of Letters.

Tali Biale 2007
Margaret Trissel 2007

Exceptional Program Award

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

365 Days/ 365 Plays

William Firshein Prize

Awarded to the graduating MB&B student who has contributed the most to the interests and character of the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department.

Lillian Walkover 2007

First-Year Leadership Award

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

Colleen Carpenter 2010

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.

Taejin Kim 2010
Aurora Margarita-Goldkamp 2010

Freeman Prize

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

Arie Eernisse 2007
Tanyaporn Sarakun 2007

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.

Leila Tabbaa 2007

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.

Delia Casa 2007
Lindsay Ceballos 2007
Jacqueline Cruz 2007
Kathleen Day 2007 (alternate)
Douglass Dineen GRAD (alternate)
Alexander Dynan 2007
Hae Joo Kim GRAD
Jean Park 2007 (alternate)
Morgan Philbin 2004
Nishita Roy, 2007
Katherine Standish 2003
Jennifer Timm 2007
Gideon Unkeless 2006

Gay, Lesbian, and Sexuality Studies Prize

Donated by the Wesleyan Gay and Lesbian Alumni 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.

Leon Hilton 2007
Nikko Lencek-Inagaki 2007

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.

Elisabeth Lauffer 2007

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.

Daniella Schmidt 2007
Asher Schranz 2007
Nitzan Ziv 2007

Akiva Goldsman Prize in Screenwriting

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

William DiNovi 2007
Charles Van der Poel 2007

Graham Prize

The gift of James Chandler Graham, Class of 1890, awarded to a member of the graduating class for excellence in natural science.

Owen Albin 2007
Russell Berg 2007
Jack DiSciacca 2007
Andrew Scatola 2007
Meng-ju Sher 2007
Beck Straley 2007

Hallowell Prize

Established by friends and associates of Burton C. Hallowell, Class of 1936, 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.

Jacob Goldin 2007

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.

William DiNovi 2007
Yokasta Tineo 2007

Hawk Prize

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

Russell Berg 2007
Maiko Kondo 2007
Hannah Ray 2007

Health Education Prize

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.

Paige Kruza 2007

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.

Jessica Rhodes 2007
Beck Straley 2007
Oni Tongo 2007

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 Chayes 2007

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 Faeth 2007
Nikko Lencek-Inagaki 2007
Emily Pisetsky 2007

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.

Elise Meyer 2007
Gabriel Sessions 2008

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.

Makenna Goodman 2007

Ingraham Prize

The gift of Robert Seney Ingraham, Class of 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.

Sara Maeder 2008
Margaret Sinick 2007

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.

Joshua Aronson 2007
Ashley May 2007

Johnston Prize

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

Chia Wei Hsu 2010
Surendra Kunwar 2010

P. L. Kellam Prize

Established in memory of Priscilla L. Kellam, Class of 1983, 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.

Lila Babb 2007

Barry Kiefer Prize

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

Lisa D'Angelo GRAD
Kristen Martins Taylor 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.

Jeremy Marks 2007

Leavell Memorial Prize--Music

Awarded annually to a senior who has done outstanding work in music, and whose work manifests the ideals of the World Music Program in the Department of Music.

Marlon Bishop 2007

Leonard Prize

Given in 1917 in memory of William Day Leonard, Class of 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.

Colleen Carpenter 2010
Ayesha Hoda 2008

Levy-Spira Prize

Awarded for distinction in Latin American studies. Established in 1992 in memory of Eduardo Levy-Spira, Class of 1982, by his family and friends.

Norah Andrews 2007
Alyson Cluck 2007
Kevin Young 2007

Limbach Prize

Established in 1966 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.

Kevi Mace 2007
Jennifer Timm 2007

Lipsky Prize

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

Tess Barbach 2008
Christopher Dieck 2007

Littell Prize

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

Christopher Dieck 2007
Matthew Johnson 2007

Robert S. Lynd Award

Awarded to a student for a Department of Sociology thesis.

Nikhil Melnechuk 2007
John Mogielnicki 2007

John W. Macy Summer Internship in Public Administration

Established by friends and colleagues of John W. Macy, Class of 1938. Awarded 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.

Scott Doubleday 2008
Alana Miller 2008
Marcia Whitehead 2008

Mann Prize

Established in memory of Albert Mann, Class of 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.

Delia Casa 2007
Dmitri Lieders 2007
Sarah Lippincott 2007
Kaitlyn O'Donnell 2007
Victoria Santoro 2007

Martius Yellow Award

Awarded for excellence in organic synthesis.

Rhonde-Gaye McPherson 2008

Roger Maynard Award

A memorial award to that senior scholar-athlete who best exemplifies the spirit, accomplishments, and humility of Roger Maynard, Class of 1937, former trustee.

Matthew Burke 2007
Victoria Molnar 2007

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.

Mark Purser 2008

Meyer Prize

Established in 1991 in honor of retiring colleague Donald A. Meyer, is awarded for the best Honors thesis in American History.

Jesse Nasta 2007

Richard A. Miller Summer Internship Grant

Awarded in honor of Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics Richard A. Miller to students pursuing summer internships related to potential business careers.

Iwan Djanali 2009

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 Department of Theater. 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.

Jessica Posner 2009

Janina Montero Prize

Awarded annually to a Latino student 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.

Micaela Gutierrez 2007
Roberto Soto-Carrion 2007

Peter Morgenstern-Clarren Social Justice Award

Awarded to a junior with a demonstrated commitment to social justice issues.

Lashawn Springer 2008

David Morgan Prize

To be awarded annually to the senior major or majors in CSS and/or the Department of History 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.

Alex Levitov 2007
Acacia Stevens 2007

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.

Para La Familia
Reyson Punzalan 2007

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 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.

Peter James 2008

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.

Daniel Butrymowicz 2007

Needler Prize

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

Jeremy Gillick 2007
Daniella Schmidt 2007
Nitzan Ziv 2007

Carol B. Ohmann Memorial Prize

Awarded for excellence in Women's Studies.

Megan Greenberg 2007

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.

Evan Barton 2008
Edward Bauer 2008
Ian Beardsley 2008
Rebecca Dorey-Stein 2008
Edward Frank 2008
Claire Greenwood 2009
Holly Jackson 2008
Peter James 2008
Emma Komlos-Hrobsky 2008
Gabriel Sessions 2008
Tessa Williams 2008
Stephanie Yarger 2008

Parker Prize

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

Abigail Hinchcliff 2008
Holly Wood 2008

Peirce Prize

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

Beck Straley 2007

Emily White Pendleton Scholarship

Established in 1979 by Ralph Darling Pendleton, founder of the Theater Department, in memory of his wife. Awarded annually to a Dance major or to a student who is significantly involved in Dance and who shows outstanding promise in the field.

Khalia Frazier 2007
Kaitlyn O'Donnell 2007

Peterson Fellowships

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

Alicia Every GRAD
Kelly Knee GRAD
Kristen Martins Taylor 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.

Richard Cole
Eloise Farmer
Susan Frontczak
Sandra Justin
Steven Lecky
Robert Segall

Plukas Prize

Established in 1986 by John Plukas, Class of 1966, this prize is awarded 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.

Matthew Burke 2007
Katherine Michelmore 2007
Stephen Morris 2007
Tanyaporn Sarakun 2007
Voon Keat Kenneth Sui 2007
Yingzhe Zhao 2007
Ellen Werble 2007

Plukas Teaching Apprentice Award

Established in 1986 by John Plukas, Class of 1966, this prize is awarded for excellent service to the Economics Department as a teaching apprentice.

Kerem Alper 2007
Ravid Chowdhury 2009
Nahide Demirel 2009
Iwan Djanali 2009
James Feigenbaum 2008
Abigail Hinchcliff 2008
Cheuk Ho 2007
Alex Israel 2009
Chailing Khor 2008
Derek Kuwahara 2009
Kaishi Lee 2009
Mark Liew 2007
Benjamin Levinger 2007
Sean McClellan 2007
Katherine Michelmore 2007
Gim Seng Ng 2008
Jeffrey Petrusek 2007
John Roberts 2009
Voon Keat Kenneth Sui 2007
Rachael Sussman 2007
Seitaro Takarabe 2009
Ellen Werble 2007
Roberta Wong 2008

Gwen Livingston Pokora Prize

Established in 1993, awarded annually to the outstanding undergraduate student in music composition.

Vladimir Gutkovich 2007

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.

Elisabeth Lauffer 2007

Reed Prize

Established in 1968 by Leon Reed and his sons, S. Chadwick, Class of 1941, and Dr. Victor Reed, in memory of Mrs. Sophie Reed, for the best poem or group of poems.

Samuel Petulla 2007

Rice Prize

Awarded for excellence in mathematics to a senior.

Jack DiSciacca 2007
Christina Durfee 2007
Gregory Malen 2007

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.

Thomas Crosby 2007

Robertson Prize

Awarded for excellence in mathematics to a sophomore.

James Aisenberg 2009
Matthew Bush 2009
Yudhishthir Kandel 2009
Isaac Levy 2009

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.

Lindsay Ceballos 2007
Michael James 2007

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 Department of Film Studies.

Colin Theys 2007

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.

Kevin Young 2007

Rulewater Prize

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

Avital Nathman GLSP
Solveig Santillano GLSP

Robert Schumann Distinguished Student Award

Established in 2007 by a gift from the Robert Schumann Foundation. Awarded to an outstanding senior who demonstrates academic accomplishment and excellence in environmental stewardship through work at Wesleyan or the greater Middletown Community.

Kevi Mace 2007
Sally Smyth 2007

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.

Tamara Carroll 2007
Scott Horowitz 2007
Vanessa Kurzweil 2007
Gregory Peterfreund 2007
Manuel Sanchez Casalongue 2007

Scott Prize--Asian Languages and Literatures

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

Sarah Elmaleh 2007
Esther Kim 2007

Scott Prize--German Studies

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

Andrea Silenzi 2007

Scott Prize--Romance Languages and Literatures

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

Arielle Cohen 2007
Gustavo Furtado 2007
Anna Rorem 2007
Darrah Sipe 2007
Erin Teske 2007
Patrick Wolf 2007

Scott Prize--Russian and East European Studies

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

Victoria Belyavsky 2007
Lindsay Ceballos 2007

Mary and John Sease Prize

Awarded for outstanding work in environmental science.

Emily Keeler 2007
Nicole Sugerman 2007

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.

Haley Moss 2007

Senior Leadership Award

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

Whitney Matthews 2007
Nishita Roy 2007

Senior Prize in Computer Science

Awarded for excellence in computer science to a senior.

Daniel Hore 2007

Service Careers Fellowship

Established to encourage Wesleyan students to commit their careers to the betterment of society. Awarded to students who have exemplified dedication to public service.

Cecil Apostol 2008
Talia Barrett 2008
Joanna Brownson 2008
Hannah Dreier 2008
Consuelo Gonzales 2008
Tameir Holder 2008
Aparna Iyer 2008
Jessica Jones 2009
Meghan Kelleher 2008
Glaister Leslie 2008
Katherine Letourneau 2008
Emily Malkin 2008
Sarah Meier-Zimbler 2008
Margaret Mitchell 2008
Annalee Pratt 2008
Lashawn Springer 2008
Aaron Tabak 2008
Jillian White 2008
Ledah Wilcox 2008
Kathryn Zyskowski 2008

Frances M. Sheng Prize

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

Nicole Gentile 2007
Wing Man Wong 2007

Sherman Prize--Classical Studies

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.

Amelia Nebenhaus 2007

Sherman Prize--Math

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.

Daniel Buchoff 2010

Rae Shortt Prize

Established in memory of Rae M. Shortt. Awarded to a junior for excellence in mathematics.

Lauren Alpert 2008
Daniel Greengard 2008
Per Stinchcombe 2008

Samuel C. Silipo Prize

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

Tara Smith 2007

Silverman Prize

Established by gift of Elisha Adelbert Silverman, Class of 1922, and awarded to a member of the junior or senior class for excellence in chemistry.

Gabriel Isaacman 2007

Siver Scholarship

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. Siver in memory of their son Roger Brooks Siver, who graduated from Wesleyan in 1968. Awarded to undergraduate students majoring in or demonstrating strong academic interest in physics.

Kulsoom Hasan 2007
Matthew Hayek 2007
Mao Sheng Liu 2008
Reuben Son 2008

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.

Matthew Brownstein 2007
Jacob Goldin 2007

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.

Samira Abdul-Karim 2007

Annie Sonnenblick Writing Award

Established by the family of the late Annie Sonnenblick, Class of 1980, in 1992 as a complement to the annual Annie Sonnenblick 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.

Jane Jankie 2008
Tanya Llewellyn 2008

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.

Tess Amodeo-Vickery 2007
Deborah Schwartz 2007

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.

Giovanni Saldarriaga 2007

Thorndike Prize

Established by gift of Elizabeth Moulton Thorndike in memory of her husband, Edward Lee Thorndike, Class of 1895, for excellence in psychology.

Kirsten Haller 2008

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.

Sarah Pihonak 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.

Benjamin Fash 2007

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.

Jocelyn Bonadio 2007

Shu Tokita Prize

The Shu Tokita Memorial Prize, established by friends and relatives of Shu Tokita, Class of 1984, is 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.

Cecil Apostol 2008
Andres Orejuela 2008

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.

Nitzan Ziv 2007

Karl Van Dyke Prize

Awarded each year to one or more students majoring in physical science or having a predominant interest in physical science and technology and who show outstanding achievement in academic work and a promise of productivity in a professional career.

Rachel Brown 2008
Rangga Budoyo 2008
Nasim Khoshkhou 2007
Gim Seng Ng 2008

Vanguard Prize

Established by black alumni 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.

Samira Abdul-Karim 2007

Walkley Prize

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

Ariel Ballinger 2007
Margaret Gullick 2007
Karen Oelschlaeger 2007
Brittany Speisman 2007

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.

Marlon Bishop 2007
Leigh Senderowicz 2007

Weller Prize

The gift of Mrs. LeRoy Weller, in memory of her husband, LeRoy Weller, Class of 1899, to the student having the highest academic average for the sophomore year.

Cedric Bien 2008

Wesleyan Black Alumni Council Memorial Prize

Established in 1986 by the Wesleyan Black Alumni Council in memory of deceased black alumni. 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.

Alexander Edness 2008

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.

Jennifer Slattery 2009
Anna Wiener 2009

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.

Samuel Ruth 2008

White Prize

Established in 1942 by Horace Glenn White Jr., Class of 1933, and increased in 1943 by friends in his memory. Awarded for advanced undergraduate study in economics.

Kerem Alper 2007
Hyung Choi 2007
James Feigenbaum 2008
Jacob Goldin 2007
Samantha Gottlieb 2008
Cheuk Ho 2007
Voon Keat Kenneth Sui 2007
Catherine Wiggins 2007
Roberta Wong 2008
Zhaoxuan Yang 2007
Tianxiang Zhuo 2008

White Fellowship--Government

Awarded for excellence in government to a recent graduate who is currently enrolled in, or has been accepted into, a doctoral program in political science.

Arian Sharifi 2006

White Fellowship--History

Awarded for excellence in history.

Rebecca Bernstein 2008
Devon Golaszewski 2008
Frances Jones 2008
Alexandra Steinlight 2008

M.G. White Prize

Awarded annually for the best thesis submitted in American studies.

John Burruss 2007
Joshua Stephens 2007

Wilde Prize

Established in 1963 by Frazer B. Wilde, L.L.D., Class of 1958, awarded to a junior or senior for excellence in economics.

Zhaoxuan Yang 2007

Winchester Fellowship

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

Aja Gabel 2004

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.

Micah Dubreuil 2007