Unendowed Annual Prizes & Awards

C. E. and Mary G. Bilheimer Award
Given to the senior major in health sciences with the highest academic average.

Akiko Kobayashi Bowers Japanese Language Award
Presented to the student with the highest level of proficiency in the Japanese language through the 202 level as determined by grades and overall language proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Miguel Cervantes Award in Spanish
Presented to a junior Spanish major or minor for academic excellence in Spanish, especially writing ability.

Chinese Language Award
Presented to the student with the highest level of proficiency in the Chinese language through the 202 level as determined by grades and overall language proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Computer Science Superior Scholarship Award
Awarded to an outstanding computer science major at the discretion of the faculty.

Anna Julia Cooper/W.E.B. DuBois/Cheikh Anta- Diop Award for Academic Excellence in Africana Studies
Given annually to an Africana studies Major or minor who demonstrates an exemplary combination of significant scholarship, at least a 3.1 average in Africana Studies, and service to the college and larger community.

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.

East Asian Studies Awards
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 East Asian Studies courses, and participation in East 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.

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.

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

The Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Paula Olinger Award
To be presented to a senior LACLS/ Spanish major who has been accepted to a graduate degree program and has demonstrated scholarly excellence in the areas of Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies, a commitment to interdisciplinarity, and a dedication to Hispanic communities.

Karl J. Mattson Service Award
Established by the Center for Public Service in honor of Karl J. Mattson, Director of the Center for Public Service from 1992–2001 and Chaplain of the College from 1977–1992, to be presented to a graduating senior who demonstrates compassion and a commitment to social justice by making significant contributions to the College and the larger community through service and advocacy.

Toni Morrison–Wole Soyinka Africana Studies Essay Award
Given annually to the student writing the best essay in Africana studies.

Pi Sigma Alpha Award
Established by the Nu Psi Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honorary society, to be presented to the outstanding graduating senior in political science.

The Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award
The Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award is given to an outstanding music major at or near the end of his or her junior year. The Presser Scholar is selected by the Sunderman Conservatory faculty with the choice of the recipient guided solely by consideration of excellence and merit, without regard to gender or race.

Psi Chi Junior Award
Awarded to a senior psychology major who has displayed outstanding potential and initiative throughout his or her junior year.

Major General James Milnor Roberts Distinguished ROTC Award
In memory of Major General James Milnor Roberts, who served as Chief of the Army Reserves from 1971-1975, Executive Director of the Reserve Officers Association, and Chairman of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Society, this award honors an outstanding ROTC student at Gettysburg College who possesses the qualities demonstrated by Major General Roberts, including academic excellence, dedicated leadership, and personal integrity.