All Prizes & Awards

Chan L. Coulter Philosophy Award
Established by the Department of Philosophy in honor of Chan L. Coulter, Professor of Philosophy from 1958–1995, to be presented to a student whose achievements in philosophy display excellence and creativity and exemplify the spirit of inquiry so essential to the examined life.

Robert E. Curtis Award
Established by Margaret Curtis ’52, George White, and the members of the Education Department, in honor of Robert E. Curtis, who served as a faculty member in the Department of Education from 1987–2000, to be presented to two qualified, worthy, and promising students, one in elementary and one in secondary education, who have distinguished themselves in student teaching.

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Awards in Spanish
Presented to two senior Spanish majors for academic excellence in Spanish and outstanding involvement in Hispanic activities.

Delta Phi Alpha Prize
Awarded to the outstanding student for the year in the Department of German.

Anthony di Palma Memorial Award
Established by the family of Anthony di Palma ‘56, to be awarded to the junior having the highest marks in history. Other things being equal, preference is given to a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.

Malcolm R. Dougherty Mathematical Award
Established by the Columbian Cutlery Company, Reading, Pennsylvania, in memory of Malcolm R. Dougherty ’42, to be awarded to the student who had the highest average in mathematics during his or her first year of college and who is working to earn part of his or her college expenses.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Society/R. M. Hoffman Family Memorial Prize in Economics
Created by the R. M. Hoffman Family Memorial Trust through the Dwight D. Eisenhower Society in memory of Gettysburg businessman R. M. Hoffman. Awarded to the student writing the best quantitative paper or project (with public policy implications) in economics.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Society/R. M. Hoffman Family Memorial Prize in Management
Created by the R. M. Hoffman Family Memorial Trust through the Dwight D. Eisenhower Society in memory of Gettysburg businessman R. M. Hoffman. Awarded to an outstanding senior in the organization and management studies department.

Julius Eno Physics Prize
Created by Julius Eno Jr., to be awarded to the outstanding junior majoring in physics.

Margaret E. Fisher Memorial Scholarship Award
Created by Dr. Nelson F. Fisher ’18 in memory of his mother, to be awarded to a male student who excels in one or more varsity sports and who achieves the highest academic average among winners of varsity letters.

Lena S. Fortenbaugh Memorial Prize in German
Established by the children of Lena S. Fortenbaugh, who taught German at Gettysburg College for many years, and Robert Fortenbaugh ‘13, professor of history at the College from 1923–1959. Awarded to a senior with outstanding achievement in the study of German language and culture.

French Cultural Counselor’s Award
Established by the cultural counselor of the French Embassy, to be awarded to a senior for outstanding achievement in French.

Holly Gabriel Memorial Award
Established by friends and classmates of Holly Gabriel ’78, to be awarded to a senior sociology major who demonstrates superior academic achievement, concern for the welfare of others, and the intent to continue this service beyond graduation.

Samuel Garver Latin Prize
Created by the Rev. Austin S. Garver (1869) in memory of his father, to be awarded to the student who has made the greatest progress in Latin during the first year of college.

Samuel Garver Greek Prize
Created by the Rev. Austin S. Garver (1869) in memory of his father, to be awarded to the student who has made the greatest progress in Greek during the first year of college

Gettysburg College Premedical Award
This award is presented to a worthy female senior accepted by a recognized medical college.

Gettysburg College Award in Athletics
Awarded to a female student who excels in one or more varsity sports and who achieves the highest academic average among winners of varsity letters.

Gettysburg College Award in History
Awarded to the female senior who has reached a high level of achievement in the field of history.

Gettysburg College Student Leadership Award
Awarded to a female senior whose enthusiasm, energy, and contributions in student affairs demonstrated outstanding leadership.

Gettysburg College Senior Prize
Awarded to a female senior who exemplifies commitment to community and concern for the welfare of others during the student’s years at Gettysburg College and who shows promise of future accomplishment in support of community, state, and nation.