The following prizes and research opportunities are open to all students in the groups indicated.

Carolyn Applebaum Prize in the Arts

The Carolyn Applebaum Prize in the Arts was established by Dr. Mark S. Applebaum ’89 and Ms. Joan Friedman in 2014 in memory of Carolyn Applebaum, Mark’s sister. Carolyn was devoted to theater and worked as a drama teacher. She was an advocate, cheerleader, mentor, and friend to her students. The prize recognizes students who have made a meaningful impact on the arts in student life.

Rajaletchemy Balasingam Women’s and Gender Studies Prize

The Rajaletchemy Balasingam Women’s and Gender Studies Prize was created by Dashini Jeyathurai ’08 to honor the best academic writing in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. She named the prize after the first feminist in her life, her mother Rajaletchemy Balasingam. The annual gift can be awarded to any student in a Women’s and Gender Studies course that submits a superlative piece of academic writing in the field. The prize submission and awarding process will be administered by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program faculty.

John K. Bare Prize in Psychology

Established in 1983, this prize, endowed by his students, colleagues, friends, and family, is awarded annually to members of the senior class who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the study of psychology. The prize was created to honor Professor John Bare for his many contributions to his students, to Carleton’s Department of Psychology, and to teaching in American psychology more generally.

James S. Berglund Social Science Prize

Established in memory of James S. Berglund ’61 by his friends and classmates, this prize is awarded for the best essay or research paper in the social sciences.

Scott Tyler Bergner Prize

This prize recognizes members of the senior class who have outstanding academic records and who have demonstrated excellence of thought and character. This prize was established in 1978 to honor the memory of Scott Tyler Bergner, son of Jeffrey T. Bergner ’69  and Susan D. Bergner ’69.

Warren L. Beson Memorial Award

Awarded for athletic and academic excellence to seniors who have achieved one or more accolades in any sport and have a high scholastic average, this award was established in memory of former Carleton football coach, Warren L. Beson.

Catherine E. Boyd Prize in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Established in 2001 by anonymous donors, this prize honors Professor Catherine E. Boyd, a renowned medieval historian and member of the history faculty (1947-1966). The prize is awarded for the best research essays in any relevant field.

Carleton Science Fellowship

The Carleton Science Fellowship program, which was established in 2009, serves to broaden participation of historically underrepresented groups in the sciences. The Science Fellowship provides mentoring and two summers of research laboratory experience, and is supported by funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Charles Carlin Prize in Chemistry

This prize was established in 2011 by Charles H. Carlin, Charles “Jim” and Marjorie Kade Professor of the Sciences, Emeritus. The prize honors senior chemistry majors whose enjoyment of chemistry and gracious good humor has inspired and assisted others in the field.

Mike Casper Award

The Barry M. “Mike” Casper Award was established in 2011 by the environmental studies (ENTS) program to honor the memory of Mike Casper, professor of physics from 1966 to 2003 and long-time cornerstone of the environmental studies program at Carleton. This prize honors the graduating ENTS majors who best personify Professor Casper’s commitment to superior academic achievement and his energy and leadership in support of understanding and protecting the environment.

Class of 1885 Prize

Judged by members of the English department, this prize is awarded annually to the Carleton students who submit the best work of imagination in prose.

Class of 1963 Fellowship

This fellowship was established by the Class of 1963 on the occasion of their 25th Reunion and provides opportunities for qualified students to pursue intellectual or creative interests.

Class of 1966 Diversity of Achievement Award

The Class of 1966 Diversity of Achievement Award is given to Carleton students who have made a unique or distinctive contribution to the College or the community. The recipients have demonstrated excellence in their own way in such diverse areas as the arts, community service, student government, academic research, or other areas of contribution.

Margaret Dalton Curran Prize

Established in 1986 by family and friends of Margaret Dalton Curran ’26, this prize recognizes Curran’s lifelong interest in excellent writing, which she developed at Carleton. It is awarded annually by the English department faculty to students submitting the most accomplished academic essay.

Dana Award for Personal Achievement

Established in memory of the Reverend Malcolm McGregor Dana, who was a Carleton trustee from 1878 to 1888, this award is given annually to young men in the senior class who during four years at Carleton have achieved a balance of high scholarship, exceptional leadership abilities, and outstanding Christian character. The award is made in the hope that these qualities will be dedicated to public service.

Davis Projects for Peace

The Davis Projects for Peace Initiative allows students at schools associated with the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design and implement their own grassroots “projects for peace.” The initiative was established in 2007 by Kathryn Wasserman Davis in commemoration of her 100th birthday.  Davis was a lifelong internationalist and philanthropist and the mother of Davis United World College Scholars Program namesake Shelby M.C. Davis.

Dimsdale Prize for Undergraduate Medical Research

The Dimsdale Prize is awarded to students with outstanding academic achievement who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine.  The prize, which is awarded to students having completed at least their sophomore year, supports off-campus research or other experiences that would help prepare students for medical school.

David C. Donelson ’77 Fellowship

The David C. Donelson ’77 Fund was established in memory of Mr. Donelson who treasured learning and a free spirit. The fellowship is intended to support the very spirit of a liberal arts education through the funding of a student or students to, in the words of Walt Whitman, “loaf and invite the soul” through a special project, trip, or other initiative. The award is meant simply to broaden intellectual, cultural, or creative horizons of its recipients.

Roy Elveton Prize

The Roy O. Elveton Prize Fund in Cognitive Science and Philosophy was established in 2014 in commemoration of the retirement of Roy Elveton, the Maxine H. and Winston R. Wallin Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science. Roy joined the faculty in 1968 and was instrumental in founding the interdisciplinary program in cognitive science at Carleton. The Roy Elveton Prize will honor two senior students a year:  the cognitive science student and philosophy student judged to excel in their senior integrative exercise (comps).

Mike Ewers Award from the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium

Colin Michael “Mike” Ewers drowned in the Tanama River near Puerto Rico in 2003 while on a research trip to the Arecibo Radio Observatory.  He would have graduated with the Class of 2004. This prize is awarded to junior or senior students involved in space-related research who best exemplify Mike’s vision for the exploration of space and his enthusiasm for public outreach.

David John Field Prize

This prize is awarded each year to members of the senior class whose nonathletic activities best exhibit the qualities of imagination, ingenuity, energy, verve, and zest for life that David Field ’64 exemplified while living joyfully with his fellow students.

James Finholt Prize in Inorganic Chemistry

This prize was established by friends and colleagues in honor of the 42 years of service of professor James E. Finholt to the chemistry department at Carleton.  The prize is awarded each year to graduating seniors who excelled in the study of inorganic chemistry and who share the type of enthusiasm and love of the molecular world exhibited by Professor Finholt.

Winfield A. Foreman Jr. ’37 Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2005 by Mr. Foreman’s wife, Alice, in honor of her husband’s 90th birthday. Winfield A. Foreman Jr. graduated summa cum laude from Carleton in 1937 with a degree in economics. He became involved in a number of business enterprises including Foreman & Clark, a clothing company founded by his father, and later became vice president at John Wanamaker, a department store in Philadelphia. During WWII, Mr. Foreman served in the Navy and ended his military career as a Lieutenant Senior Grade. The Winfield A. Foreman Jr. ’37 Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence is awarded to economics majors who are U.S. citizens and demonstrate great academic promise.  The scholarship encourages students to pursue community-inspired business and service, as modeled by Winfield A. Foreman Jr.

Four Friends Fellowship

The Four Friends Fellowship was established in 2012 with gifts to the college from Danal Abrams ’80, Jeff Appelquist ’80, Peter Ross ’80, and John Youngblood ’81 (collectively, the “Four Friends”) in appreciation for all the experiences they have had together since meeting at Carleton in the late 70s. The Fellowship is awarded to a group of two or more Carleton students who propose a compelling, feasible experience off campus.

Steven P. Galovich Prize in Mathematics

This prize was established in 2009 by the generosity of alumni and friends to honor the memory of Steve Galovich, professor of mathematics from 1974 to 1994. The prize honors graduating mathematics majors who best reflect Professor Galovich’s enthusiasm for and love of mathematics, zestful joy in life, sense of humor, and compassion for others.

Talia Goldenberg ’12 Award in Studio Art

This award recognizes senior studio art majors receiving distinction on their comprehensive exercise who also have extraordinary promise and embody Talia’s spirit of community and humaneness. Selections are made by the art department. This award was established in 2014 to honor the memory of Talia Goldenberg ’12. Talia exhibited delight in the world, compassion for others, and courage and tenacity in facing life’s challenges.

Goodsell Award

This award is given to the graduating seniors whose service and enthusiasm best exemplify support for the astronomy program at Goodsell Observatory. The award honors the long-standing tradition of astronomical observing and public outreach at Carleton College.

Laurence McKinley Gould Prize in Natural Science

This prize was established in 1979 to recognize the accomplishments made to science research and to liberal education by Laurence McKinley Gould, who served as Carleton’s president from 1945 to 1962. The prize is awarded annually to members of the senior class who have demonstrated excellence in experimental scientific research either in biology, chemistry, geology, physics, or psychology and who have studied one of the other humanities at a level well beyond the minimum college requirements.

Professor Roy F. Grow Endowed Fellowship Fund

Established in 2014, the Professor Roy F. Grow Fellowship Fund celebrates the career and life of Roy F. Grow, the Frank B. Kellogg Professor of International Relations, Emeritus. Created by Michael Hasenstab ’95 and Mary Hasenstab, and contributed to by many students, colleagues, family, and friends of Roy, the fund supports student fellowship and research opportunities in Asia.

Ele Hansen Award

This award is given annually to two senior female students who bring to sport the joy of participation and who have positively influenced others through their example, service, and leadership in the athletic or recreation program. This award also publicly honors Professor Eleanor Hansen, chair of the women’s physical education department from 1952 to 1986, in appreciation for the generosity, enthusiasm, and warmth she shared with generations of Carleton students. It is endowed by a fund created by her friends, colleagues, and former students at the time of her retirement in 1986.

Dale and Elizabeth Hanson Fellowship in Ethics

This fellowship, made possible through the generosity of Dale Hanson ’60 and Elizabeth Hanson, supports student research in the field of ethics. Hanson Fellows partner closely with faculty members, and are expected to produce an academic paper, public presentation, or other product based on their research at the conclusion of the fellowship.

Ada M. Harrison Prize in Economics

This prize recognizes the outstanding academic achievements of graduating economics majors for coursework and independent study in the field of economics at Carleton. It publicly honors Professor Ada M. Harrison and was established in 1979 by her former students, friends, and colleagues at the time of her retirement from 30 years of distinguished service to Carleton.

Honors in Independent Study

This award is presented for outstanding independent work. Such recognition is based solely on the excellence of the special project and is considered independently of a student’s academic average or other qualifying factors. The independent study project need not be in the student’s major field and may be awarded to a student in any class year.

Honors in Music Performance

This award celebrates music students, majors and nonmajors, for excellence in performance and significant contributions as performers.

Huntington Poetry Prize

Endowed in memory of George Huntington, poet, novelist, and professor of logic, rhetoric, and elocution at Carleton from 1879 to 1906, this prize recognizes distinguished work in poetry.

Independent Research Fellowship

These fellowships are awarded to enable qualified students to carry out independent research activities in any field taught at the College or to undertake projects in the creative and performing arts.

Andrea Grove Iseminger ’59 Fund for Off-Campus Studies

The Andrea Grove Iseminger ’59 Fund for Off-Campus Studies was created in 2001 to honor Andrea Grove Iseminger ’59 and her distinguished service to Carleton as the director of off-campus studies. The awards are made competitively and are intended to remove financial barriers to participation in Carleton-sponsored off-campus study programs.

Jonathan Paradise Israel Experience Fund

This fund was established by Mansoor Alyeshmerni, Carleton’s Hebrew instructor for many years, to honor his teacher, Professor Jonathan Paradise.  Its purpose is to provide financial support to Carleton students who wish to learn more about the culture, history, and politics of Israel in order to better understand the global community in which we live.  Students must be enrolled in Israel in a structured educational program, which need not be through a university.

Jefferson Natural Sciences Teaching Award

Given annually to current students who have demonstrated an interest in and capacity for teaching children or adults in the natural sciences, this award is named in honor of Constance Jefferson Sansome ’68 and her family, many of whom are or have been extraordinary teachers of the natural sciences. The award may be used for any purpose that furthers the student’s teaching career.

Ursula Hemingway Jepson Memorial Award

This award recognizes outstanding junior studio art students. The award was established in 1968 by Jasper Jepson to honor his wife, Ursula Hemingway Jepson, both members of the Class of 1925.

Paul and Lynn Kelley International Fellowship

The Kelley Fellowship was created to honor Paul and Lynn Kelley, who have done a great deal to support and promote cultural understanding, including medical travels to Central America, years-long service to indigenous and tribal peoples, AIDS work, and much more. The fund is intended to support students with financial need who are doing research fellowships abroad.

Kolenkow Reitz Fund for Undergraduate Research

The Robert J. Kolenkow and Robert A. Reitz Fund for Undergraduate Research was established by David Ignat ’63 in 2007 to support students pursuing research projects during summer or winter breaks. The fund honors Ignat’s past mentors in the physics department at Carleton, Professors Robert J. Kolenkow and Robert A. Reitz. The fund seeks to expand the opportunities for research beyond Carleton’s campus to research universities, including areas that are not always well represented at an undergraduate college.

Ian Kraabel Memorial Prize

Established in 1987 by the classmates and friends of Ian Kraabel ’85, who died in an avalanche on Mount Baker in the summer of 1986, this award honors Kraabel’s unusual intensity, originality, and athletic ability. The prize is awarded each year by the history department to a history major who best reflects Kraabel’s personal qualities and his desire to pursue knowledge and understanding.

Pat Lamb Award

This award is given to outstanding senior female athletes who have achieved athletic excellence and a high level of academic achievement.  Awards are given for both team sports and individual sports. The award publicly honors Pat Lamb, Carleton’s first director of women’s athletics (1970-1985).  Professor Lamb was an influential leader in the early development of increased opportunities for women not only at Carleton, but also at state, regional, and national levels.  This award is endowed by a fund created by colleagues, former students, and friends upon Lamb’s retirement in 1994.

Sigrid and Erling Larsen Award in Performing Arts

This award honors the memory of Sigrid Larsen ’62 and her father, Erling Larsen, professor of English at Carleton from 1956 to 1974.  It is made annually to students who, either as creators or performers, have done the most memorable or distinguished work in literature, music, drama, art, dance, photography, or film.

Larson International Fellowship

This fellowship was established in 1986 by Robert Larson ’56, John Larson ’60, and David Larson ’63 in memory of their parents, Frances W. and Eugene Larson, who had a deep interest in Carleton and were champions of international understanding and involvement.  The fellowship fund enables students with leadership promise to have a significant international summer experience.

Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars Program

The Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars Program was established through a grant from The Henry Luce Foundation. Awards support female science majors who are pursuing summer research projects in physics and astronomy, computer science, or interdisciplinary research related to these fields.

David Maitland – Robert Will Prize

Pastor Kirbyjon H. Caldwell ’75 and his wife, Suzette, established this prize in honor of Professor David J. Maitland and Professor Robert E. Will ’50, both of whom had a major impact on Pastor Caldwell when he was a student.  This prize recognizes qualities important in defining a Carleton education-in this instance, involvement in one’s community.  It is awarded to students who are completing their sophomore year and have shown the greatest capacity for transforming their community through service.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program, which was established in 1989 and is funded by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides mentoring and research opportunities for students committed to increasing the diversity of the American professoriate by pursuing doctorates in the humanities, select social sciences, and sciences, and eventually a career in higher education.

Jerry Mohrig Prize in Chemistry

This prize was established in 2006 by friends and students of Jerry R. Mohrig, professor of chemistry from 1967 to 2003, in honor of his many contributions to Carleton.  The award recognizes outstanding senior chemistry majors who have excelled in the study of chemistry and undergraduate scientific research.  The award recognizes two hallmarks of excellence: achievement in formal academic coursework and success in a significant research experience.

Mortar Board Prize

The Mortar Board Prize, established by its members, is awarded each year for the purchase of books to a member or members of the previous first-year class who has achieved a distinguished grade point average.

Dacie Moses Award

Established by the Alumni Association to celebrate the warmth, generosity, and hospitality of Candace K. “Dacie” Moses, who contributed so much to the lives of Carleton students. This award is given each year to the senior or seniors who most exemplify the characteristics of Dacie Moses.

William Muir Scholars

This fund was established in 1985 to support the biology department. The fund provides a stipend for outstanding juniors interested in plant sciences.

Edward “Ted” Mullin Memorial Fellowship in History

The Edward “Ted” Mullin Fellowship in History was established in memory of Ted, who lost his life to cancer in September 2006 while he was a student at Carleton.  The fellowship is awarded to junior history majors to support research opportunities in the field of history that enhance a student’s academic or broader learning journey. The fellowship recipients, selected by the history department, exemplify Ted’s love of history, academic excellence, selflessness, courage, and tenacity.

Philip H. Niles Prize in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Established in 2001 by an anonymous donor, this award is presented for the best short essays in any related field and honors Philip H. Niles, a member of the history faculty (1966-1999) and the first director of the medieval studies concentration/minor.

Noyes Prize

The Noyes Prize was founded in 1908 by Daniel R. Noyes of St. Paul. Distinguished scholars are selected from a list of eligible members of the senior class based on grade point average.

Phi Beta Kappa First Year Prize

Phi Beta Kappa Prizes are offered annually by the Carleton Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa to the sophomore who in the previous year held the highest class ranking in scholarship among the members of his or her respective class.

Phi Beta Kappa Second Year Prize

Phi Beta Kappa Prizes are offered annually by the Carleton Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa to the junior who in the previous year held the highest class ranking in scholarship among the members of his or her respective class.

David Pollatsek ’96 Prize in Computer Science

This prize, established in 2013 by family and friends of David Pollatsek ’96, is awarded each year to computer science majors who best reflect David’s special strengths: his intellectual curiosity, his creativity, his imaginative programming, his love of art, and his flair for design.

Reeve Prize

The Reeve Prize was established in 1881 in memory of Minnie A. Reeve of Minneapolis. Distinguished scholars are selected from a list of eligible members of the senior class based on grade point average.

Warren Ringlien Memorial Prize

The Warren Ringlien Memorial Prize honors graduating physics majors who have demonstrated the ability to construct complicated scientific instruments and then use them in real applications. Warren Ringlien was Carleton’s instrument maker for many years, and had the ability to build wonderful devices for use in the sciences. This prize recognizes students who have similar skills.

Rachel Rosenfeld Prize

The Rachel A. Rosenfeld Prize for Excellence in the Study of Sociology and Anthropology was established in 2011 in memory of Rachel A. Rosenfeld ’70, professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The prize is awarded each spring by the sociology and anthropology department to a senior who exhibits promise in making professional contributions in the areas of sociology or anthropology, a high level of intellectual curiosity, courage in the face of challenges, devotion to our community, and enthusiasm for making connections between social theory and practice.

Allen and Irene G. Salisbury Student Fellowship

The Allen and Irene G. Salisbury Student Fellowship was established by Richard A. Salisbury ’66 and Irene G. Salisbury and recognizes the service of James F. Fisher, the John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Anthropology, Emeritus.  This endowed fund supports student research fellowships in any field taught at Carleton or projects in the creative or performing arts.  Preference is given to students who are studying any aspect of Nepal or Asia.

Richard Salisbury Student Fellowship

This fellowship was established by Richard A. Salisbury ’66 to provide junior or senior students with valuable opportunities for independent research in any field taught at the College or to allow students to undertake projects in the creative or performing arts. Preference is given to students who are studying in Latin America or Africa.

Jean Schmidt Prize

Established in 1973 in memory of Jean Schmidt ’73, the prize is awarded each year to members of the graduating class who best exemplify Schmidt’s enthusiasm for learning and love of people.

Second Century Student Award

This award was established to honor Carleton students who have made an outstanding contribution to the College through significant service to others.  The award is not intended to recognize academic or political success, but rather to honor service on or off campus that enriches and strengthens the institution and the lives of its members.

Harriet Sheridan Endowed Prize

Pastor Kirbyjon H. Caldwell ’75 and his wife, Suzette, established this prize in honor of Harriet Sheridan, former acting president, dean, and professor of English, who had a major impact on Pastor Caldwell when he was a student.  Additional funding has been provided by John Bullion ’74 and his wife, Betty.  The purpose of the prize is to recognize qualities that are important in defining a Carleton education—in this instance, writing ability.

Lee Sigelman Prize

The Lee Sigelman Prize honors Professor of Political Science Lee Sigelman, who graduated from Carleton College in 1967 and served as the editor-in-chief of the American Political Science Review from 2001-2007. The prize recognizes the best paper written by a junior political science major.

Bardwell Smith Prize for Excellence in the Study of Religion

Established in 2006 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Carleton’s religion department, this prize celebrates the leadership and career of Bardwell L. Smith, the John W. Nason Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, Emeritus.  The award honors Professor Smith’s intellectual legacy of cross-cultural study and commitment to lifelong learning.  The prize is awarded by the religion department to students who exhibit a passion for the life of the mind, a willingness to take intellectual risks, and a desire to grow and change as young scholars.

Ellen Rogers Steif Memorial Award

Established by the family and friends of Ellen Steif ’77, who died in the fall of 1979, this award honors Steif’s interest in history and her personal courage in the face of death during a long and painful illness.  The prize is awarded each year by the history department to history majors who best reflect Steif’s personal qualities and academic achievements.

Duncan Stewart Fellows

Each spring the geology department selects Duncan Stewart Fellows from the junior and senior classes. This fellowship was established in 1976 by Daniel Gainey ’49 in honor of Duncan Stewart, professor of geology at Carleton for nearly 25 years. The principal criteria for selection are excellence in scholarship, a high level of intellectual curiosity, potential for scientific growth, a demonstrated ability to work independently, and involvement in department activities.

Stewsie Sustainability Award

The Stewsie Sustainability Award is given to Carleton students whose characters reflect the determination, conviction, and innovation of the lifelong service of Dresdon Blake Stewart, better known as “Stewsie.” Concluding a varied career at Carleton as superintendent of grounds, Stewsie served the College for more than 50 years, eventually receiving the title “landscape architect.” Never found without a shovel in hand, he was dedicated to improving his community’s environment and keeping strong his deep convictions about preserving the natural order of the local habitat.

Stimson Prize

This prize was founded in 1873 by Carleton Trustee Reverend Henry A. Stimson to encourage public speech.  It is awarded to students who contribute most to the quality of debate or public speaking at the College.

Frank E. Stinchfield Prize

This prize is named for Dr. Frank E. Stinchfield ’32, H ’60. The prize was established at his request, but after his death, through the Margaret and Frank Stinchfield Foundation. The prize is awarded to academically outstanding members of the senior class.

Samuel Strauss Prize

Endowed in 1982 by Robert S. Strauss ’73 in memory of his father, this prize is awarded to recognize accomplished humorous writing.

Mel Taube Award

Awarded for exceptional loyalty, dedication, and achievement in varsity athletics, the recipients of this award must be graduating seniors who have participated in at least two sports with emphasis on team sports in at least one category.  Taube served as Carleton’s athletic director from 1960 to 1970 and head basketball coach from 1950 to 1960.

Technos International Week Fellows

The Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust invites two students and a faculty member from select institutions in the United States, England, and New Zealand to participate in Technos International Week.  The two-week program encourages cultural understanding between the program’s guest participants and the students and faculty members of Technos College in Tokyo, Japan.

Technos International Prize

Presented to a graduating senior for outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to furthering the cause of international understanding, this award is balanced by a similar award given by Carleton to a student at Technos College in Tokyo.

Carleton Toni Award in the Arts

This prize, established in 1996 in honor of Antoinette (Toni) Sostek, dance instructor at Carleton from 1971 to 1996, is awarded to juniors or seniors who embody the spirit of Sostek’s teachings through artistic expression. The following attributes summarize the people with that spirit: finds the fun in shared experience, understands that major challenges are overcome through small steps and small triumphs, exults in the joy of personal achievement, and does not let personal limitations or conventional wisdom discourage creative expression.

VOP Fellowship

The VOP Fellowship was established by Pauline Vo Benson ’97 to provide scholarships to Carleton students studying abroad in Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Laos, Burma, and Nepal.  In helping students gain a global perspective, it is hoped that recipients will seek opportunities to participate in activities that are greater than themselves.

Ann Goodson Weiner Prize in Theater and Dance

This prize was established in 2004 by Carl and Ruth Weiner and is also supported annually by Robert Weiner to honor Ann Goodson Weiner, who is Carl and Robert Weiner’s mother and Ruth Weiner’s mother-in-law. This prize is awarded annually to students who, in the judgment of the section leaders of the theater and dance department, have contributed the most significant performance in theater or dance. The purpose of the prize is to honor Ann Goodson Weiner and recognize the hard work and dedication involved in creating a truly inspirational performance.

Mary Wiese Endowed Prize

Established in 1992 to honor the memory of Carleton employee and parent Maria “Mary” Eugenia Wiese, this prize honors Wiese’s respect for education, her profound love for students, and her understanding of the place of education in their futures.  Qualities Wiese valued in others and that formed the core of her own character were: cultural pride, kindness, perseverance, self-reliance, discipline, and respect and care for other people.  This prize is awarded to graduating seniors who embody the above qualities and who have demonstrated perseverance in overcoming challenging circumstances.  To honor the pride Wiese had in her Latino culture, preference is given to Latino students.

Robert E. Will Economics Prize

This prize was established by alumnae, faculty, and friends of Robert E. Will ’50, Raymond Plank Professor of Incentive Economics, Emeritus, to honor his professional time spent at Carleton. The prize is awarded to the senior economics majors who demonstrate excellent academic achievement and breadth of intellectual interests in the best tradition of the liberal arts education.

Williams-Harris Prize in African American Studies

This prize was established on history professor Harry Williams’s 50th birthday to honor his mother, Edith Moselle Harris Williams (1931-1992); his grandmother, Patsy Harris Tunson (1914-1998); and his great-aunt, Ellen Harris Brooks (1909-1998).  This prize recognizes their respect for the transformative power of education, the vast richness of their life experiences, and the strength of their character.  The prize recognizes members of the senior class who have produced a distinguished integrative exercise on any aspect of the African American experience in the New World.

Neil Isaacs and Frank Wright ’50 Fellowship

This fellowship was established in 2007 by Ian Isaacs ’77 and Cliff Wright ’78 to honor their fathers, Neil Isaacs and Frank Wright ’50. The award supports fellowship or internship opportunities that enable students to pursue their professional interests in investigative journalism.

Laurence and Lucille Wu Family Endowed Fund

This fund supports joint study and research projects of faculty and students with emphasis on the collaboration between faculty and students. Ideally, the fund will foster not only scholarship, but close friendships between faculty members and students.

Yueh-Townsend Asian Fellowship

The Yueh-Townsend Asian Fellowship Fund was created by Emily Yueh ’02 and Seth Townsend in 2013. Emily’s studies at Carleton included an off-campus experience with Professor Roy Grow, which ultimately led to Emily’s passion and curiosity for international studies. By establishing this fund, Emily is giving Carleton students who have completed their first year a similar opportunity to expand their cultural understanding and complement their academics through study in Asia. The Yueh-Townsend Asian Fellowship Fund will support research or other experiences in Asia (defined as East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia) during either summer or winter breaks.