Muhlenberg Goodwill Prize
Awarded to a male senior “for growth during formative years at Gettysburg College in awareness of personal responsibility for the welfare of all peoples; for a degree of achievement in same during College years and in the hope of future accomplishment for betterment of Community, State and Nation.”
William F. Muhlenberg Award
Awarded to two juniors on the basis of character, scholarship, and proficiency in campus activities.
J. Rogers Musselman Award
Established by Peter R. Musselman in memory of his father, J. Rogers Musselman, to be awarded to a student majoring in mathematics who is proficient in the study of mathematics during his or her third year of enrollment.
Nicholas Prize in Religious Studies
Created by the Rev. Dr. J.C. Nicholas (1894), to be awarded to the senior who has done the best work in advanced courses in religious studies.
Dr. John W. Ostrom Composition Awards
Established by Dr. John W. Ostrom ’26, to be awarded to the student who demonstrates the greatest overall improvement in first-year writing and to the student who demonstrates consistent excellence in English 201.
Dr. John W. Ostrom English Award
Created by Dr. John W. Ostrom ’26, to be awarded to the student who has written the best expository essay for an upper level English course.
Vivian Wickey Otto Christian Service Award
Created by Vivian Wickey Otto ’46 through the Woman’s General League of Gettysburg College, to be given to an upperclass student who plans to enter full-time Christian service work.
Keith Pappas Memorial Award
Given as a memorial to Keith Pappas ’74, an honors graduate who made an extraordinary contribution to the life of this College and its people. Awarded to a current student who most significantly affects the College community through the quality of his or her participation in its functions and whose divergent contributions give form to what is called Gettysburg College.
Jeffrey Pierce Memorial Award
Established in honor of Jeffrey Pierce ’71, to be awarded to a male senior who has reached the highest level of achievement in the field of history.
Martha Ellen Sachs Prize
Created by John E. Haas in memory of his aunt, a lecturer at the College, to be awarded to a student exhibiting excellence in English composition, with consideration given to improvement made during the year.
Emile O. Schmidt Award
Established by students, friends, audience members, and colleagues of Emile Schmidt, professor of English and theatre at Gettysburg College, 1962–1999. Award is presented each year to a theatre student for scholarly excellence and distinguished service to the Gettysburg College theatre program, as well as professional promise.
Henry Schneider III Endowed Award in German
Established by Katherine Perrine Schneider in honor of her late husband, Henry Schneider III, Chairman of the German Department at Gettysburg College from 1964-1981; the Award is presented on spring Honors Day with first preference to a senior German major who plans to teach German in middle or high school, or plans to study German in graduate school.
Captain Michael D. Scotton (1982) Award
Established by David R. and Sally R. Scotton, parents of Michael D. Scotton, to be awarded to a junior who demonstrates a high degree of extracurricular activity and diligence in his or her academic work.
Senior Scholarship Prize
Established by the Class of 1996 and Mr. Robert Stockberger ’33, to be presented annually to two rising seniors who best exemplify Gettysburg College through academics and service to the campus community. The Senior Scholarship Prize Fund is augmented with future senior class gifts.
Stine Chemistry Prize
Created by Dr. Charles M. A. Stine ’01, to be awarded to a senior chemistry major on the basis of grades in chemistry, laboratory technique, personality, general improvement in four years, and proficiency in chemistry at the time of selection.
Earl Kresge Stock Writing Prizes
Established by Earl Kresge Stock ’19, to be awarded to the three students who write the classroom papers judged best in the areas of the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences.
Samuel P. Weaver Scholarship Prizes
Established by Samuel P. Weaver ’04, to be awarded to the two students writing the best essays on an assigned topic in the field of constitutional law and government.
Linda Y. Welsh Prize for Excellence in Education
Established by Stephen M. Welsh in memory of his mother, presented to the student, selected by the faculty of the Department of Education, who is an Education minor of high academic ability who is pursuing the necessary requirements to earn a teaching certification and who has made positive contributions to the College community and/or the Gettysburg community.
The Dean Frank B. Williams Memorial Prize
Established by Suzanne H. Williams '62, family, and friends, in memory of Frank B. Williams; the Prize is presented annually to a junior or senior student, selected by a representative of the College Life Division. The student must have exceptional leadership in student affairs, strength of character, integrity, be compassionate to other students, and have made positive contributions to the college community and/or the Gettysburg community.
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Service Award
An award for excellence in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, given to a senior for outstanding service exemplifying feminist and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ideals.