Unendowed 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.

Charles W. Beachem Athletic Award
Created in memory of Charles W. Beachem ’25, the first alumni secretary of the College, to be awarded to a male senior on the basis of character, scholarship, and athletic achievement.

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

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Award
Established by the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, to be presented to a senior biochemistry/ molecular biology major who has excelled in both course work and laboratory research.

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.

Suzanne Elizabeth Clark Award
Established by the Department of Philosophy in honor of Suzanne E. Clark ’01, to be presented to a philosophy student whose love of nature and concern for justice is expressed in his or her philosophical work and life.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.