Endowed Annual Prizes & Awards

Asian Studies Award
Presented to two seniors who have done exemplary work in Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies, as measured by completion of a senior thesis, grade point average in Asian Studies courses, and participation in Asian Studies co-curricular activities.

Award for Excellence in Theory and Practice in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Given to a senior major for outstanding achievement in the study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies theories and for the action on behalf of under-served groups.

Clair B., Mary E., and Constance Noerr Baker Memorial Award
Established by Constance (Noerr) Baker ’58 in memory of her father and mother, to be awarded to a female senior on the basis of proficiency in athletics, scholarship, and character.

Betty M. Barnes Memorial Award in Biology
Established by Dr. Rodger W. Baier and Mrs. Jeanne E. Baier P'79, to be awarded to a senior student of high academic ability who is majoring in the biological sciences and preparing for a career in biology or a related field.

John Edgar Baublitz Pi Lambda Sigma Awards
Created by John Eberhardt Baublitz in honor of his father, John Edgar Baublitz ‘29, who was the first president of the Gamma Chapter of Pi Lambda Sigma. Awarded to a senior major in economics, a senior major in organization and management studies, and a senior major in political science.

Baum Mathematical Prize
Created by Dr. Charles Baum (1874), to be given to the student showing the greatest proficiency in mathematics through his or her sophomore year.

Anna Marie Budde Award
Established by Anna Marie Budde, instructor and assistant professor of voice, 1953–1972, to be given to the outstanding sophomore voice student.

Romeo M. Capozzi Athletic Training Room Award
Created by Rose Ann Capozzi in memory of her late husband, Romeo M. Capozzi, to be given to the student who has demonstrated the greatest degree of proficiency in athletic training room techniques.

Oscar W. Carlson Memorial Award
Created by the family of Oscar W. Carlson ‘21, to be given to a senior who demonstrates excellent academic achievement through his or her junior year in three or more courses in the Department of Religion, including two courses above the 100-level.

John M. Colestock Student Leadership Award
Created by family and friends, to be given to the male senior whose optimism, enthusiasm, and strength of character have provided exceptional leadership in student affairs.

G. Ronald Couchman Endowed Diversity Award
Established by G. Ronald Couchman, this award is presented annually to three students whose actions best celebrate diversity at the College and the integration of that diversity within the campus community. Diversity will be defined as diversity in race or ethnicity, intercultural diversity and diversity in sexual orientation. Students will have demonstrated their support of diversity through their character, leadership, volunteerism and participation in student activities.

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.

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.

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.

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