Art and Art History Department Award in Art History
Presented to the senior who has done exemplary work in Art History and related co-curricular activities, and on their senior project.
Art and Art History Department Award in Studio Art
Presented to the senior who has done exemplary work in Studio Art and related co-curricular activities, and on their senior project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 contribution to East Asian Studies co-curricular activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gettysburg College Student Leadership Award
Awarded to a female senior whose enthusiasm, energy, and contributions in student affairs demonstrated outstanding leadership.
Graeff English Prize
Established in 1866, to be awarded to a senior who demonstrates outstanding achievement in English.
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.
Henry W. A. Hanson Scholarship Award
Created by College alumni in honor of Henry W. A. Hanson, President of Gettysburg College from 1923 to 1952, in recognition of his leadership of and distinguished service to Gettysburg College and to the cause of education in the Lutheran Church and the nation. Awarded to a senior who plans to enter graduate school in preparation for college teaching.
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/or 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.
Dr. George R. Miller and Dr. Richard T. Mara Senior Prize in Physics
Created by alumni and friends in memory of George R. Miller ’19 and Richard T. Mara ’48, to be awarded to a senior for sustained outstanding performance in physics.
Franklin Moore Award
Established by friends of Mr. Moore, to be given to the senior who, during his or her undergraduate years, has shown the highest degree of good citizenship and, by character, industry, enterprise, initiative, and activities, has contributed the most toward campus morale and the prestige of the College.
Samuel A. Mudd Psychology Award
Established by Paul M. Muchinsky ’69 in honor of Samuel A. Mudd ’57, former professor of psychology. Award is presented to a graduating senior psychology major who has demonstrated a high level of personal integrity and outstanding scholarship.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award
The Award is to be presented and paid in full to an outstanding undergraduate music major at the end of their junior year. The student is to be selected by the music faculty guided solely by consideration of merit.
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 Studies
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.
Service Award in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Given to a senior major for outstanding service exemplifying Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies ideals.
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.
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.
Dr. George W. Stoner Award
Awarded to a worthy male senior accepted by a recognized medical college.
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.
Robert F. Zellner Music Education Award
Established by faculty, alumni, and students of the Music Department to honor Robert Zellner’s distinguished teaching career at Gettysburg College. The award is presented to a senior music education major who has demonstrated musical and academic excellence and a commitment to arts education.
Earl E. Ziegler Senior Mathematics Award
Created by Earl E. Ziegler, associate professor of mathematics at Gettysburg College from 1935- 1968, to be awarded to the mathematics major who has achieved the highest average in mathematics through the senior year.
John B. Zinn Chemistry Research Award
Created by Frances and John Zinn in honor of John B. Zinn ‘09, who was professor of chemistry at the College from 1924-1959. Awarded to the senior making the greatest contributions in his or her own research in chemistry and to the research activities of the Department of Chemistry.
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.