Unendowed Annual Prizes & Awards

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.

Lou Hammann Award in Interdisciplinary Study
Created in honor of Lou Hammann, Professor of Religion from 1956 to 1997, for his encouragement of interdisciplinary teaching and learning. Awarded to a senior who has done exemplary work in interdisciplinary studies as measured by completion of a senior thesis, grade point average in the individual major courses, and participation in interdisciplinary studies and co-curricular activities.

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.

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

Shaffer Prize in Classical Studies
Established from funds of the estate of Mary M. Shaffer, to be awarded in memory of Dr. William Frederick Shaffer, Franklin Professor of Greek, 1946–62, to a senior who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and promise in Greek, Latin, or classics.

Sigma Alpha Iota Collegiate Honor Award
Given to an active, dues-paying SAI graduating senior who has made significant contributions to both her chapter and school. In this selection process, we should like to recognize an SAI member who has demonstrated outstanding musicianship, scholarship, and service to the local chapter

Sigma Alpha Iota Scholastic Award
Given to the active, dues-paying graduating senior member of the College's SAI chapter with the highest grade point average.

Dr. George W. Stoner Award
Awarded to a worthy male senior accepted by a recognized medical college.

Student Life Committee Award
Awarded to a student in recognition of the quiet influence he or she has exerted for the improvement of the campus community.

Tarek A. Tannous Memorial Award
Established by Jana W. Jackle, Class of 1997, in memory of Tarek A. Tannous, a member of the Class of 1996, presented to a student whose insight into global issues, interest in human nature, or passion for philosophical discourse is an inspiration to others.

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.

Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award
Awarded to a senior in the Department of Economics who has shown outstanding academic achievement in the study of economics.

Service Award in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Given to a senior major for outstanding service exemplifying Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies ideals.

Marion Zulauf Poetry Prize
Established at The Academy of American Poets by Sander Zulauf ’68 in memory of his mother, to be awarded to the student who writes the winning entry in a poetry contest sponsored by the Department of English.