1912 Board Yale News

1912 Board Yale News (1928). William V. Griffin, B.A. 1912. For general excellence in reporting and writing for the News.

Writing Prize - Yale Daily News

  • Adelaide Feibel (Branford College)
  • Ashna Gupta (Silliman College)

 

Academy of American Poets Prize

ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS PRIZE (1954). Mrs. Mary Cummings Eudy, a former member of the Academy. Awarded annually for the best poem or group of poems, unpublished or published in a University magazine, submitted during the year. All unpublished entries for this prize will also be eligible for the Cook Prize. Competition open to all students regularly enrolled in the University.

English:

  • Olivia Belliveau (Trumbull College)

 

Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prize

ADRIAN VAN SINDEREN BOOK COLLECTING PRIZE (1957). Adrian Van Sinderen, B.A. 1910, “to stimulate book collecting among undergraduates, to encourage bookbuying, book-owning, and book-reading both as a hobby and as a fundamental part of the educational process.”

University Printer:

  • Rachel Chew (Ezra Stiles College)
  • David Hurtado (Benjamin Franklin College
  • Christina Pao (Branford College)
  • Adrian Rivera (Jonathan Edwards College)
  • Adam Shaw (Timothy Dwight College)
  • Kellen Silver (Pierson College)
  • Adrian Wong-Valle (Grace Hopper College)

 

Albert Bildner Prize

ALBERT BILDNER PRIZE. Awarded to the graduating senior who has achieved a high academic average in Spanish courses and has demonstrated greatest development in their knowledge of the Spanish language and/or of Hispanic literatures.

Spanish & Portuguese:

  • Julia Greenberg (Silliman College)
  • Rocky Lam (Jonathan Edwards College)
  • Linette Rivera-Rodriguez (Jonathan Edwards College)

 

Albert E. Angier Prize

ANGIER E. ANGIER PRIZE (1908). Roswell P. Angier, M.A. Hon. 1917, in honor of his father, Albert E. Angier. Since 1954 used as a prize for a senior showing exceptional performance in carrying out a research project in psychology.

Psychology:

  • Alexis Clark (Benjamin Franklin College)

 

Albert Stanburrough Cook Prize

ALBERT STANBURROUGH COOK PRIZE (1925). Professor Albert Stanburrough Cook, M.A. Hon. 1889, to provide for continuance of a prize given by him for many years. Awarded for the best unpublished poem or group of poems. Competition open to all students regularly enrolled in the University.

English:

  • Olivia Belliveau (Trumbull College)

 

Alvin B. Kernan Prize

ALVIN B. KERNAN PRIZE (1983). For the best senior essay in the Literature major.

Comparative Literature:

  • Hannah Kwak (Timothy Dwight College)
  • James Wedgwood (Branford College)

 

American Jewish Congress Prize

AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS PRIZE (1956). American Jewish Congress. To a senior in Yale College for scholarship in any field of Judaic Studies either for a paper submitted in competition or for course work and interest in the discipline over a period of years.

Judaic Studies:

  • Leah Smith (Timothy Dwight College)

 

Applied Physics Prize

THE APPLIED PHYSICS PRIZE (1996). Awarded to a senior in Applied Physics who, in the judgment of the Applied Physics faculty, has exhibited outstanding achievement, insight, and originality in independent research. The selection process will be based on a written nomination from the student’s adviser, and input provided by the faculty attending the students’ presentations of their research projects. Nominations will be reviewed by the award committee, consisting of the director of undergraduate studies (chair of the committee) and two other Applied Physics faculty members, which will then select the winner. The award will be presented at the student’s residential college at Commencement.

Applied Physics:

  • Kazemi Adachi (Jonathan Edwards College)
  • Aparna Nair-Kanneganti (Jonathan Edwards College)

 

Arthur Fleischer Award

ARTHUR FLEISCHER AWARD (1988). Arthur Fleischer, Jr., Allan A. Fleischer, and Everly B. Fleischer in honor of their father, Arthur Fleischer, B.A. 1924S, Ph.D. 1927. Awarded for outstanding performance in chemistry.

Chemistry:

  • Margalit Feuer (Trumbull College)
  • Samuel Warren (Davenport College)

 

Bach Society Prize in Music

BACH SOCIETY PRIZE (1986). The Yale Bach Society, dedicated to the graduating class in music of 1986. For the graduating senior who, in the opinion of the Department of Music, has demonstrated a high level of musicianship and dedication to his/her instrument, and who has contributed significantly to the musical activities on campus.

Music:

  • Scott Feiner (Saybrook College)
  • Henry Shapard (Berkeley College)

 

Beekman Cannon Friends of Music Prize

THE BEEKMAN CANNON FRIENDS OF MUSIC PRIZE. To stimulate and recognize scholarship and creative imagination in the field of music. It is awarded to that senior in any undergraduate department at Yale who has done distinguished work in an intensive major and who submits the best senior essay on a musical subject, or a musical composition exhibiting unusual originality and promise.

Music:

  • Sofia Campoamor (Morse College)

 

Bianca Maria Finzi-Contini Calabresi Prize

BIANCA MARIA CALABRESI PRIZE (1986). Guido Calabresi, B.S. 1953, LL.B. 1958 and Paul Calabresi, B.A. 1951, M.D. 1955, in memory of their mother, Bianca Maria Finzi-Contini Calabresi, Ph.D. 1949. Awarded to the author of the best senior essay in Comparative Literature in Yale College.

Comparative Literature:

  • Anne Lu (Berkeley College)
  • Filip Sestan (Jonathan Edwards College)

 

Canadian History Prize

CANADIAN HISTORY PRIZE (1999). Awarded by the Canadian Studies Committee for the best essay in Canadian Studies.

History:

  • Valerie Yang (Ezra Stiles College)

 

Charles Washburn Clark Prize

CHARLES WASHBURN CLARK PRIZE (1907). Charles W. Clark, B.A. 1875, to the University and the Kingsley Trust Association. For a Senior essay on political philosophy or theory.

Political Science:

  • Chloe Prendergast (Trumbull College)
  • Marwan Safar Jalani (Branford College)

 

Chauncy Brewster Tinker Prize

CHAUNCEY BREWSTER TINKER, ’99 (1962). Anonymous gift in honor of the Keeper of Rare Books. For a prize to be awarded to the outstanding senior in English.

English:

  • Vanessa Chung (Silliman College)
  • Max Graham (Davenport College)

 

Computer Science Prize - Research

COMPUTER SCIENCE PRIIZE. Awarded to a Senior based on criteria established by the Computer Science Faculty.

Computer Science:

  • Maxwell Levatich (Pierson College)

 

Computer Science Prize - Scholarship

COMPUTER SCIENCE PRIZE (1999). Awarded to the graduating senior majoring in computer science who, in the judgment of the Computer Science faculty, ranks highest in scholarship.

Computer Science:

  • Yifei Shen (Branford College)

 

Allan Bromley Prize in Biomedical Engineering

THE D. ALLAN BROMLEY PRIZE IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (2000). Awarded to a Senior who has exhibited superior accomplishment and scholarly achievement in Biomedical Engineering.

Biomedical Engineering (SEAS):

  • Annabelle Pan (Ezra Stiles College)
  • Jonathan Weiss (Jonathan Edwards College)

 

DeForest Pioneers Prize

DEFOREST PIONEERS PRIZE (1960). Board of Directors of DeForest Pioneers, Inc., in honor of the outstanding scientific achievements of Lee DeForest, Ph.B. 1896. For a senior physics major for distinguished creative achievement in physics.

Physics:

  • Elizabeth Ruddy (Berkeley College)

 

Department of Biomedical Engineering Prize

THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING PRIZE. Is awarded to a Senior based on criteria established by the Biomedical Engineering faculty

Biomedical Engineering (SEAS):

  • Kelly Li (Saybrook College)

 

Donald Warren McCrosky Memorial Prize

DONALD WARREN McCROSKY MEMORIAL (1963). Mrs. Josephine T. McCrosky in memory of her son, Donald Warren McCrosky, Ph.B. 1919. For the senior in Engineering and Applied Science who, in the judgment of the faculty, is deserving of greatest distinction for scholarly achievement in fields related to mechanics and its applications.

Mechanical Engineering (SEAS):

  • Pamela Banner (Silliman College)

 

Edgar J. Boell Prize

EDGAR J. BOELL PRIZE (1975). Colleagues, students and friends of Professor Boell. Awarded annually to a senior for excellence in biology.

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology:

  • Kaija Gahm (Pierson College)
  • Simon Doss-Gollin (Trumbull College)

 

Edgar J. Boell Prize

EDGAR J. BOELL PRIZE (1975). Colleagues, students and friends of Professor Boell. Awarded annually for excellence in senior research.

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology:

  • Diana Ruiz (Ezra Stiles College)
  • Jessica Asiedu (Benjamin Franklin College)
  • Alice Tao (Timothy Dwight College)
  • Tevis Vitale (Morse College)
  • Jackson Burton (Branford College)
  • Josefina Mendez (Davenport College)
  • Krista Chen (Trumbull College)

 

Edward O. Lanphier Memorial

EDWARD O. LANPHIER MEMORIAL (1922). Robert C. Lanphier, Ph.B. 1897, and Mrs. Lanphier, parents of Edward O. Lanphier of the Class of 1923S, who died in September, 1922, before completing the course in electrical engineering. Awarded to a senior in Engineering and Applied Science who has a superior accomplishment in fields related to electricity and its applications and who has demonstrated initiative in the field of research.

Electrical Engineering (SEAS):

  • Ashley Aponik (Branford College)

 

Edward Sapir Prize

EDWARD SAPIR PRIZE (1991). In honor of Edward Sapir, Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale (1931-39), a preeminent scholar in linguistic anthropology, and one of the founders of the Anthropology Department. Awarded annually to the most outstanding senior essay by an Anthropology major. Requires nomination by the adviser and/or second reader.

Anthropology:

  • Gabriel Malek (Timothy Dwight College)

 

Elga Ruth Wasserman Award

ELGA RUTH WASSERMAN AWARD (1994). Established by friends and colleagues to honor Elga Ruth Wasserman, who served from 1969 to 1973 as Special Assistant to the President on the Education of Women, ushering in co-education at Yale University. Awarded annually to a senior who has shown extraordinary commitment to the advancement of social justice and gender equality at Yale College.

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies:

  • Tera Hofmann (Benjamin Franklin College)

 

Elmore A. Willets Prize

ELMORE A. WILLETS PRIZE (1981). Ann (Mrs. William) Boyd, in memory of her father, Elmore A. Willets (1884). Awarded for the best entries in fiction writing, either novel or short story. Normally divided among at least three winners each year (e.g., one for a novel, two for short stories).

English:

  • Joshua Baize (Davenport College)
  • David Hurtado (Benjamin Franklin College)

 

Emily L. Saslow Prize

THE EMILY L. SASLOW PRIZE (JE ‘01) MEMORIAL PRIZE (2006). Awarded to a graduating member of the Jonathan Edwards College class who has written an exceptional senior essay on a constitutional issue.

Jonathan Edwards College:

Eliza McNay (Jonathan Edwards College)

 

Environmental Engineering Prize

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING PRIZE. Awarded to a Senior based on criteria established by the Environmental Engineering faculty.

Environmental Engineering (SEAS):

  • Joseph Lybik (Saybrook College)

 

Frank M. Patterson Prize

FRANK M. PATTERSON PRIZE (1939). Frank M. Patterson, B.A. 1896. For a senior essay on the American political system.

Political Science:

  • Neil Goodman (Ezra Stiles College)
  • Christina Pao (Branford College)
  • Steven Rome (Grace Hopper College)
  • Benjamin Waldman (Branford College)

 

Gaylord Donnelley Prize in Studies in the Environment

GAYLORD DONNELLEY PRIZE IN STUDIES IN THE ENVIRONMENT. The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the Donnelley Family in memory of Mr. Gaylord Donnelley, a conservationist dedicated to advances in research and education. The award is made by faculty to the author of a distinguished piece of interdisciplinary scholarship.

Environmental Engineering (SEAS):

  • Tristan Furnary (Davenport College)
  • Addison Luck (Pierson College)
  • Jordan Schmolka (Silliman College)
  • Gemma Shepherd (Jonathan Edwards College)

 

George Beckwith Prize

GEORGE BECKWITH PRIZE (1926). Dr. Glover C. Beckwith-Ewell of Hartford, Connecticut, in memory of his grandfather, George Beckwith, publisher of Beckwith’s Almanac. For the undergraduate most proficient in some branch of astronomy or mathematics.

Astronomy:

  • Alexa Anderson (Pauli Murray College)
  • Samantha Berek (Pierson College)
  • Daniel Heimsoth (Morse College)

 

George Beckwith Prize

GEORGE BECKWITH PRIZE (1926). Dr. Glover C. Beckwith-Ewell of Hartford, Connecticut, in memory of his grandfather, George Beckwith, publisher of Beckwith’s Almanac. For the undergraduate most proficient in some branch of astronomy or mathematics.

Mathematics:

  • Jana Vranes (Morse College)

 

Gordon Barber Memorial Prize

GORDON BARBER MEMORIAL PRIZE (1985). Melanie G. Barber in memory of her son, Gordon Barber. A poetry award open to all students regularly enrolled in the University.

English:

  • Jared Newman (Jonathan Edwards College)
  • Tiana Wang (Ezra Stiles College)

 

Hammer Prize

HAMMER PRIZE. Awarded “for excellence in the oral presentation of the senior thesis.”

Geology and Geophysics:

  • Nadia Grisaru (Branford College)
  • Sofia Menemenlis (Timothy Dwight College)

 

Harry A. Curtis Prize

HARRY A. CURTIS PRIZE (1992). Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Walker in memory of Harry A. Curtis, the first chemical engineer appointed to the Yale faculty. Awarded to a junior or senior who, in the judgment of the chemical engineering faculty, has contributed most to the academic life of his or her class.

Biomedical Engineering (SEAS):

  • Victoria Gomerdinger (Jonathan Edwards College)

 

Henry H. Strong Prize

HENRY H. STRONG PRIZE (1929). Henry H. Strong, B.A. 1883, to the Phelps Association as trustee. To a junior or senior, for the best essay on a phase of American literature or the best story on an incident in the lives of American people.

English:

  • Maslen Ward (Ezra Stiles College)

 

Henry P. Wright Memorial Prize

HENRY P. WRIGHT MEMORIAL PRIZE (1908). Members of the Class of 1868 in memory of Dean Henry P. Wright, B.A. 1868. For the best descriptive, imaginative, or journalistic article of from 2,500 to 5,000 words.

English:

  • Sabrina Bustamante (Ezra Stiles College)
  • Charles Lee lV (Davenport College)
  • Marina Tinone (Silliman College)

 

Henry Prentiss Becton

HENRY PRENTISS BECTON (1968). Henry P. Becton, 1937S, whose gift made possible the construction of the Becton Center. “For rewarding and encouraging outstanding student performance” on the part of a senior in Engineering and Applied Science in the judgment of the head of Engineering and Applied Science or any committee s/he may designate.

Engineering and Applied Science:

  • Valerie Chen (Pauli Murray College)

 

Henry W. Scott Book Prize

HENRY W. SCOTT BOOK PRIZE (1873). Henry W. Scott, B.A. 1863. In Russian: For an undergraduate essay written on a topic in Russian literature. The essay is selected by the faculty of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Slavic Languages and Literatures:

  • Steven Rome (Grace Hopper College)

 

Howard Douglass Moore Prize

HOWARD DOUGLASS MOORE, ’33S PRIZE (1971). Miss La Vina Moore of Baltimore, Maryland, in memory of her brother. For excellence in the field of chemistry.

Chemistry:

  • Isaac Wendler (Berkeley College)

 

Howard L. Schultz Prize

HOWARD L. SCHULTZ PRIZE (1977). Howard L. Schultz, Ph.D. 1937. Awarded to an outstanding senior in the Physics department.

Physics:

  • Lukas Baker (Benjamin Franklin College)
  • Samuel Borden (Morse College)
  • Timothy Foldy-Porto (Benjamin Franklin College)
  • Stuart Nicholls (Morse College)
  • Philip Tuckman (Trumbull College)

 

Howard R. Lamar Prize in Film and Video

HOWARD R. LAMAR PRIZE IN FILM AND VIDEO (1993). The Bruce Geller Fund. In honor of Howard Lamar, 21st President of Yale and long-standing member of the Film Studies Committee. Awarded annually to a graduating senior, either for outstanding work in film and/or video or for an outstanding essay on some aspect of cinema and/or television. Majors in any department are eligible, provided submitted work is completed during the senior year.

Film Studies:

  • Kristina Cuello (Branford College)
  • Amani Hill (Pierson College)
  • Timothy Noel-Sullivan (Saybrook College)

 

Jacob Cooper Prize

JACOB COOPER PRIZE (1900). Professor Albert Stanburrough Cook, M.A. Hon. 1889, in honor of Professor Jacob Cooper, B.A. 1852. Awarded jointly by the departments of Classics and Philosophy to the resident undergraduate or graduate student who presents the best essay on Greek philosophy.

Classics:

  • Anthony Hejduk (Pauli Murray College)

 

James Gordon Bennett Prize

JAMES GORDON BENNETT PRIZE (1893). James Gordon Bennett of New York City. For a senior essay in international relations.

Political Science:

  • Katharine Barr Berman (Trumbull College)
  • Elias Mastakouris (Ezra Stiles College)
  • Chaltu Musse (Branford College)

 

James T. King Prize

JAMES T. KING PRIZE. For Distinction in the Senior Essay is awarded to the best Senior Essay written by a Major in French.

French:

  • Onyx Brunner (Morse College)

 

John Hersey Prize in Journalism

JOHN HERSEY PRIZE IN JOURNALISM (1985). Students of John Hersey. To a senior or junior for a body of journalistic work reflecting the spirit and ideals of John Hersey: engagement with moral and social issues, responsible reportage, and consciousness of craftsmanship.

English:

  • Hailey Fuchs (Trumbull College)
  • Paul Gross (Grace Hopper College)
  • Mara Hoplamazian (Grace Hopper College)
  • Thomas Martin (Silliman College)
  • Anna Rosenthal (Silliman College)

 

 

John Hubbard Curtis Prize

JOHN HUBBARD CURTIS PRIZE (1900). Mrs. Thomas W. T. Curtis in memory of her son, John H. Curtis, B.A. 1887. Awarded for literary or rhetorical work on assigned topics.

English:

  • Andrew Ballard (Pierson College)
  • Julia Carabatsos (Morse College)
  • Max Graham (Davenport College)
  • Janis Jin (Grace Hopper College)
  • Mariah Kreutter (Berkeley College)
  • Charles Lee lV (Davenport College)
  • Sean Lynch ll (Jonathan Edwards College)
  • Liana Van Nostrand (Jonathan Edwards College)
  • Minh Vu (Silliman College)

 

Kavli Institute of Neuroscience Prize

KAVLI INSTITUTE OF NEUROSCIENCE PRIZE (2019). Prize awarded to graduating neuroscience majors whose coursework and senior research demonstrate outstanding achievement, recognizing the breadth of neuroscience from molecules and cells to systems and cognition.

Neuroscience:

  • Justin Chan (Davenport College)
  • Eren Kafadar (Davenport College)

 

L.C. Lichty and E.O. Waters Prize in Mechanical Engineering

L.C. LICHTY AND E. O. WATERS PRIZE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (2003). Senior award for high scholarship and original research.

Mechanical Engineering (SEAS):

  • Duncan Lee (Jonathan Edwards College)

 

Lily Rosen Prize in Women's Health

LILY ROSEN PRIZE IN WOMEN’S HEALTH (2000). Awarded annually to an undergraduate in Yale College for the best essay that contributes to knowledge about women’s health.

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies:

  • Rachel Dow (Grace Hopper College)

 

Lloyd Mifflin Prize

LLOYD MIFFLIN PRIZE (1923). Houston Mifflin. Awarded to seniors majoring in English or American literature for senior essays.

English:

  • Charles Lee lV (Davenport College)
  • Jared Newman (Jonathan Edwards College)

 

Lother Hausman Memorial Prize

LOTHAR HAUSMANN MEMORIAL FUND (1976). Romy Hausmann and Herman Mark Harris, Class of 1957. To be awarded to a graduating senior for excellence in German, German Studies, or German as part of the Comparative Literature major.

Germanic Languages and Literatures:

  • Peter Luff (Jonathan Edwards College)

 

Louis F. Laun Award

LOUIS F. LAUN AWARD (1970). The Textile Veterans Association. Awarded to a junior or senior majoring in economics for overall excellence in his/her program of study in Yale College.

Economics:

  • Jasper Feinberg (Berkeley College)

 

Manuscripts and Archives Diane Kaplan Memorial Senior Essay Prize

MANUSCRIPTS AND ARCHIVES DIANE KAPLAN MEMORIAL SENIOR ESSAY PRIZE. For their outstanding senior essay based on research done in Manuscripts and Archives.

Manuscripts and Archives:

  • Steven Rome (Grace Hopper College)
  • Sahaj Sankaran (Silliman College)

 

Marina Keegan Award for Excellence in Playwriting

MARINA KEEGAN AWARD FOR EXELLENCE IN PLAYWRITING. For Excellence in Playwriting in memory of Marina Keegan ’12, a gifted playwright.

English and Theater Studies:

  • Walker Caplan (Branford College)
  • Carrie Mannino (Trumbull College)

 

Mildred Priest Frank Memorial Prize

MILDRED PRIEST FRANK MEMORIAL (1984). Established by Adam R. Rose, Class of 1981, in honor of his maternal grandmother. Awarded to the graduating senior whose work in the Department of Sociology reflects the standards of excellence and love of people that characterize Mildred Priest Frank.

Sociology:

  • Rocky Lam (Jonathan Edwards College)

 

Montaigne Prize

MONTAIGNE. Anonymous gift (1914) and bequest (1932) from Edward Bement, B.A. 1870. For juniors and seniors for proficiency in speaking and writing French. Awarded on the basis of a written or oral examination, the exact date to be announced in March. Not open to students whose French has been chiefly acquired abroad.

French:

  • Diana Halikias (Morse College)
  • Abraham Shim (Morse College)
  • Valerie Yang (Ezra Stiles College)
  • Joseph Young-Perez (Silliman College)

 

Norman Holmes Pearson Prize

NORMAN HOLMES PEARSON PRIZE (1976). Students, colleagues, and friends in memory of Professor Norman Holmes Pearson, B.A. 1932, Ph.D. 1941. Awarded to a senior in Yale College majoring in American Studies for the best senior essay.

American Studies:

  • Panchalay Chalermkraivuth (Saybrook College)
  • Mara Hoplamazian (Grace Hopper College)

 

Obernauer Memorial Prize

OBERNAUER MEMORIAL PRIZE (1982). To be awarded to a graduate or undergraduate for the best written and delivered essay on the most practical means of achieving good will among religious groups, particularly between Christians and Jews and/or between racial groups.

Judaic Studies:

  • Caitlin Westerfield (Pierson College)

 

Pat Wilde Prize

PAT WILDE PRIZE (1973). Pat Wilde, B.A. 1957. Awarded to a senior for excellence in marine geology and oceanography.

Geology and Geophysics:

  • Lindsay Hogan (Pierson College)
  • Sofia Menemenlis (Timothy Dwight College)

 

Paul Sigler Memorial Prize

PAUL SIGLER MEMORIAL PRIZE (2001). Founded by a friend and colleague in memory of Paul Sigler, who was a distinguished member of the faculty in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. The Sigler Prize is awarded to a graduating Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry major who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship and research.

Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry:

  • Anna-Sophia Boguraev (Grace Hopper College)
  • Kimberly Wei (Timothy Dwight College)

 

Percival W. Clement Prize

PERCIVAL W. CLEMENT PRIZE (1994). Awarded to a junior or senior for the best thesis in the support of the principles of the Constitution of the United States of America and the first ten amendments. Also open to students in American Studies, History and Political Science.

American Studies:

  • Armando Herreria (Branford College)
  • William Horvath (Berkeley College)

 

Percival W. Clement Prize

PERCIVAL W. CLEMENT PRIZE (1994). Awarded for best thesis in the support of the principles of the Constitution of the United States of America and the first ten amendments.

Political Science:

  • Holly Jackson (Grace Hopper College)
  • Steven Tian (Pauli Murray College)

 

Philo Sherman Bennett Prize

PHILO SHERMAN BENNETT PRIZE (1905). William Jennings Bryan, trustee under the will of Philo Sherman Bennett of New Haven. For a senior essay on political philosophy or theory.

Political Science:

  • Isaiah Affron (Branford College)
  • Keerthana Annamaneni (Timothy Dwight College)
  • Justin Jin (Trumbull College)

 

Ralph Paine Memorial Prize

RALPH PAINE MEMORIAL PRIZE (1926). Members of the Class of 1894 in memory of Ralph D. Paine, B.A. 1894. To a senior majoring in English for the best senior essay.

English:

  • Nicole Blackwood (Jonathan Edwards College)
  • Vanessa Chung (Silliman College)

 

Richard Hegel Prize for a Senior Essay on New Haven

RICHARD HEGEL PRIZE FOR A SENIOR ESSAY ON NEW HAVEN (2001). Sponsored by the Yale Club of New Haven, the Hegel Prize was awarded for the first time in celebration of Yale’s Tercentennial year. The prize is named in honor of Richard Hegel because of his enduring commitment to the partnership of the University and the City of New Haven. The Hegel Prize is to be awarded for an outstanding senior essay pertaining to the greater New Haven area.

History:

  • Veronica Boratyn (Jonathan Edwards College)
  • Sophie Cappello (Grace Hopper College)

 

Richard Schoenberg Prize

RICHARD SCHOENBERG (1943). Dr. Herman B. Schoenberg of New York City in memory of his son, Richard Schoenberg, B.A. 1943. Awarded for the best essay on some American poet or some phase of American poetry.

English:

  • Maslen Ward (Ezra Stiles)

 

Robert G. Crowder Undergraduate Research Prize

ROBERT G. CROWDER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PRIZE (2005). For a graduating senior of Yale College who has completed an especially novel research project during his or her college years and who contributed to the quality of undergraduate life in the Department of Psychology through his or her generosity, service, and/or willingness to share learning and knowledge with other students.

Psychology:

  • Jasmyne Pierre (Trumbull College)

 

Sholom Herson & Marcia Herson Scholarship

SHOLOM HERSON & MARCIA HERSON SCHOLARSHIP (1927). Newton Rudolph Herson, B.A. 1926 in memory of his parents. To a Senior who intends to do graduate work in English literature.

English:

  • Andrew Ballard (Pierson College)
  • Minh Vu (Silliman College)

 

South Asian Studies Senior Essay Prize

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES SENIOR ESSAY PRIZE. Presented in recognition of an outstanding scholarship in a senior essay pertaining to South Asia.

MacMillan - South Asian Studies Council:

  • Sahaj Sankaran (Silliman College)
  • Arun Sharma (Pierson College)

 

Steere Prize in Women's Studies

STEERE PRIZE IN WOMEN’S STUDIES (1983). Awarded annually for the senior essay which best exemplifies advance in scholarship gained by focusing on women or gender roles and/or by employing feminist theory.

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies:

  • Sophia Krohn (Branford College)
  • Maxwell Richardson (Morse College)

 

Suisman Reporting Prize

SUISMAN REPORTING PRIZE (1964). Suisman Foundation, Inc. (Michael Suisman, B.A. 1951). Awarded by the Chair of the Yale Daily News to the student editor of the News who does the most outstanding job of reporting during the year.

Yale Daily News:

  • Britton O'Daly (Branford College)

Thacher Memorial Debating Prize

THACHER MEMORIAL DEBATING PRIZE (1893). Members of the Class of 1842 in honor of Professor Thomas A. Thacher, B.A. 1835. For encouragement of extemporaneous debate among undergraduates. Awarded annually to participants in the Triangular Debates.

Yale College Dean's Office:

  • William Arnesen (Branford College)
  • Shruti Baxi (Silliman College)
  • Karina Franke (Timothy Dwight College)
  • Arun Sharma (Pierson College)

 

Walker Prize in Chemical Engineering

THE WALKER PRIZE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (1992). Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Walker. Awarded yearly to a graduating senior for outstanding scholarship in the field of chemical engineering.

Biomedical Engineering (SEAS):

  • Yiran Zhang (Branford College)

 

Walter Louis Ehrich Memorial Prize

WALTER LOUIS EHRICH MEMORIAL PRIZE (1938). Anonymous donor in memory of Walter L. Ehrich, Ph.B. 1899. For an outstanding student in the History of Art, for the purpose of assisting and encouraging the recipient in the work of collecting objects of art for personal enjoyment.

History of Art:

  • Vanessa Chung (Silliman College)

 

Werner Bergmann Prize

WERNER BERGMANN PRIZE (1961). Members of the Yale faculty and students in honor of Professor Werner Bergmann. Awarded to the outstanding senior in the Chemistry Department.

Chemistry:

  • Tiger Zhang (Jonathan Edwards College)

 

William M. Massee Prize

WILLIAM M. MASSEE PRIZE (1972). William Massee. Awarded to a junior or senior majoring in economics whose overall record displays excellence and reflects a concern for the use of economic analysis in examining the problems that confront American and other economies.

Economics:

  • Cynthia Goldman (Silliman College)

 

William R. Belknap Prize

WILLIAM R. BELKNAP PRIZE (1872). William R. Belknap, Ph.D. 1869. Two awards in the natural history studies of senior year: one for excellence in biological studies, one for excellence in geological studies.

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology:

  • Anusha Bishop (Davenport College)

 

William R. Belknap Prize

WILLIAM R. BELKNAP PRIZE (1872). William R. Belknap, Ph.D. 1869. Awarded in the natural history studies for excellence in geological studies.

Geology and Geophysics:

  • Nadia Grisaru (Branford College)
  • Katrina White (Timothy Dwight College)

 

William R. Belknap Prize

WILLIAM R. BELKNAP PRIZE (1872). William R. Belknap, Ph.D. 1869. Awarded in the natural history studies for academic excellence in biology.

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology:

  • Alon Millet (Branford College)
  • Yifei Shen (Branford College)
  • Nancy Lu (Pauli Murray College)

 

Williams Prize

WILLIAMS PRIZE (1961). Elizabeth Williams (Mrs. Dalton V.) Garstin, B.F.A. 1925, and Professor Kenneth Scott Latourette, B.A. 1906, in honor of Professor Samuel Wells Williams, M.A. Hon. 1877, and Professor Frederick Wells Williams, B.A. 1879, M.A. Hon. 1924. Prize or prizes awarded to an undergraduate senior(s) in any department at Yale University for an outstanding paper completed during the current academic year on a Chinese, Japanese, or Korean subject.

East Asian Studies:

  • Yoojin Han (Berkeley College)
  • Yuki Hayasaka (Grace Hopper College)
  • Christopher Kim (Benjamin Franklin College)
  • Tiana Wang (Ezra Stiles College)

 

Wolfgang Leonhard Prize in Russian and East European Studies

WOLFGANG LEONHARD PRIZE IN RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES. Established by the gift of James Leitner, B.A. 1975, the prize honors a distinguished former member of the faculty in Russian and East European Studies. Awarded to the senior who has written the most outstanding senior essay related to Russia or East Europe.

MacMillan:

  • Gretchen Knaut (Grace Hopper College)
  • Alexander Sikorski (Pierson College)
  • Raphael Veron (Berkeley College)
  • Cameron Wright (Timothy Dwight College)

 

Wrexham Prize in Music

WREXHAM PRIZE IN MUSIC (1966). Manuscript Society (Wrexham Foundation, Inc.). To be awarded annually to that senior who, as a performer, has best exemplified the standards of Quincy Porter, B.A. 1919, Mus.B. 1921.

Music:

  • Lucine Musaelian (Grace Hopper College)
  • Anthony Ratinov (Berkeley College)