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Departmental Awards

These tuition-only awards are announced at the end of each academic year for use during the following year that the student attends DePauw.

Students wanting to apply for departmental awards should contact the academic department chair to find out about the application process. Awards made through other offices will publicize the application process through the DePauw or posters on campus in February. The awards are not usually renewable although some students may receive an award for more than one year. Full-time enrollment during the academic year is required to receive the award.

Some departmental awards or upper-class prizes are made to students graduating from DePauw the year in which they are awarded. In these cases, federal regulations may require adjustments to the students existing financial aid awards in order to maintain compliance.
 
Departmental Awards Listed by Program
Art Computer Science History School of Music
Biology Economics Japanese Studies Physics and Astronomy
Chemistry/Biochemistry  Education Journalism Political Science
Classical Studies English Mathematics Psychology
Communication Arts and Science Geosciences Modern Languages Sociology and Anthropology

Art

Indiana Artist/Craftsmen Talbot Street Art Fair Award

Established in honor of Richard Peeler, who taught ceramics for the DePauw Art Department, and his wife, Marj Peeler.  Awarded to a an outstanding junior art student.

Meehan Memorial Award

Established in memory of Professor William Meehan and given annually to a senior art student who works in traditional mediums in non-traditional ways.

The Fritz Smith Memorial Art Award

Established in memory of Fritz Smith, a DePauw art student, who died in 1959.  The award is given annually to an undergraduate student whose outstanding painting or drawing is selected for the University's permanent collection.

A. Reid Winsey Scholarship

Awarded annually in honor of A. Reid Winsey (Department Chair 1938-1970) to the outstanding first-year student to purchase art supplies the following year.

Vera May Knauer Farber Scholarship

Established by Vera May Knauer Farber '36 and is awarded to a studio art major who uses direct observation as a source for imagery.

Biology

Wylie-Condit Science Scholarship

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Condit to assist promising sophomores or juniors to further their studies in the natural sciences.

Albert E. Reynolds Outstanding Senior Award

Awarded to a senior biology major based on the student's scholarship and research potential.

John C. Frazier Memorial Prize for Botany/Microbiology

Dr. Frazier was a 1925 graduate of DePauw and created the award to recognize a senior biology major based on scholarship and research potential in botany and microbiology.

Truman G. Yuncker Endowed Merit Scholarship

Established for outstanding junior biology majors.

Chemistry/Biochemistry

John Ricketts Prize

Established by alumni who were former students of Professor Ricketts.  This award is given to a student who shows the highest achievement in physical chemistry.

Division of Analytical Chemistry Award

The award goes to a student showing ability, promise and interest in the area of analytical chemistry.

Percy L. Julian Scholarships

Mrs. Anna Julian established this award in memory of her distinguished husband, Dr. Percy L. Julian, scientist, civil rights activist, businessman, as well as an alumnus, trustee, and benefactor of DePauw.  The awards allow talented students to pursue careers in chemistry, medicine and related fields.

Awesome Dawson Award

The Awesome Dawson Award recognizes the senior chemistry or biochemistry majors who attend 20 or more seminars during the junior and senior years.

Classical Studies

Watkins Awards in Greek and Latin

Established by Georgia M. Watkins for the advancement of Greek and Latin studies and given annually to the outstanding beginning Greek/Latin students.

Communication Arts and Sciences

Stephen Gentry Award

Awarded to the junior most likely to contribute to the electronic media profession.

Margaret Noble Lee Speaking Scholarship

Awarded to recognize success in an extemporaneous speaking contest that is open to all DePauw students.

Computer Science

Wylie-Condit Scholarship

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Condit to assist promising sophomores or juniors to further their studies in computer science.

Economics and Management

Randal L. Wilson Junior/Senior Award

Established by the family of Randal L. Wilson, a student at DePauw during the 1960's to recognize outstanding juniors and seniors in Economics.

Wall Street Journal Award

This award is sponsored by the Wall Street Journal at universities throughout the country and is given to  honor a student who has shown exceptional achievement in Economics.  The recipient is awarded a year's subscription to the publication.

Bruce Allen Long Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding sophomore major in Economics and Management who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and leadership potential.

Education

Dr. Robert H. '35 and Vera May Farber '36 Outstanding Senior in Teacher Education

Dr. Farber taught and served as Dean at DePauw.  This prize is given to the outstanding graduating senior majoring in Education Studies.

English

Chad Kostel Memorial Award

The Chad Kostel Memorial Award is awarded to upper-class students memory of Chad Kostel, a former English student who had a career as a writer and editor. The award is made by the Financial Aid Office with recommendations from the English Department for students with a commitment to writing as a profession.

Elizabeth B. Powell Award

The Elizabeth B. Powell Award is given to a member of the junior class who exhibits outstanding ability in the area of written communication and usage of the English language with funds established in 1987 by friends and family of Mrs. Powell. This award is made without application by the English Department.

Judith Shakespeare Award

The Judith Shakespeare Award is given to a junior or senior English Literature major exceptionally gifted in literary interpretation. This award is made without application by the English Department.

Biggs-Steele College Writing Award

English 120/130 Awards are given to students in recognition of either 'greatest improvement' or 'greatest achievement' in writing in English 120 and English 130 classes. These awards are made without application by the English Department.

William G. Schoenoff Award

Established in memory of Mr. Schoenoff by his parents and is given annually to the senior class member who has most distinguished herself/himself in the study of literature.

Roy and Anna Kennedy in Creative Writing

Adam Kennedy '46 established this award in honor of his parents.  It is given annually to the senior class member who has most distinguished herself/himself in creative writing and who shows great promise as an artist.

Walker Gilmer Prize

Awarded to a senior who is outstanding in literature honoring Professor Emeritus of English Walker Gilmer.

Geosciences

Wylie Condit Science Scholarship

The Wylie Condit Science Scholarship is awarded to promising students to further their studies in geology at DePauw with funds established by Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Condit.

E. R. "Rock" Smith Award

The E. R. "Rock" Smith Award is awarded to an outstanding student with funds established by the former students of Ernest "Rock" Smith in recognition of his excellence and dedication as a teacher. He was head of the Department of Geology from 1921 until 1947 when he retired to Ithaca, New York where he served as President of the Paleontological Research Institute until his death in 1952.

Hugh Richard Gault Award

The Hugh Richard Gault Award is awarded with funds established by Arabella B. Gault in honor of Dr. Gault, '36, who was a Rector Scholar at DePauw, active in science, civic, and school affairs, and department head at Lehigh University at the time of his death.

Health Sciences

Joseph F. Gillespie Fellowship

Awarded to an outstanding senior health science student to help defray the expense of graduate/professional school.

History

William Wallace Carson History Scholarships

The William Wallace Carson History Scholarships are awarded to academically strong sophomore and junior history majors with funds established in 1968 by Mrs. Samuel H. Swint.

Lucien J. Kirkby Scholarship

Lucien J. Kirkby Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students majoring in history.

Theodore Englehart Scholarship

Established in honor of Theodore Englehart by his uncle, David B. Englehart, and is awarded to a senior major with departments of history and psychology rotating sponsorship.

Albert J. Beveridge Fellowship

Established in honor of Senator Beveridge of Indiana to be given to outstanding seniors and recent graduates pursuing graduate programs in historical studies and research.

Japanese Studies

Sharon Hamilton Nolte Prize in Japanese Studies

The Sharon Hamilton Nolte Prize in Japanese Studies established in memory of Sharon Hamilton Nolte, a member of the Department of History 1984-87, and is awarded to a student having a GPA of 3.30 or higher and planning to study at a Japanese university during his or her undergraduate years.

Journalism

Mary Smith Hamer Journalism Scholarship

The Mary Smith Hamer Journalism Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior woman who has excelled in journalistic endeavors and who demonstrates promise for a career in journalism in memory of Mary Smith Hamer, class of 1970.

DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Print Journalism Award

The DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Print Journalism Award is given to one or two juniors who have demonstrated a career interest in print journalism.

J. David Hogue '21 Journalism Scholarship

The J. David Hogue '21 Journalism Scholarship is given in memory of the distinguished editor and journalist to recognize honor students for their academic and journalistic accomplishments. The award was established by Mrs. J. David Hogue (Mildred Robinson '21) and Mrs. Harold Corneilsen (Margaret Ellen Hogue '56).

Mathematics

Wylie Condit Science Scholarship

The Wylie Condit Science Scholarship is awarded to promising students to further their studies in mathematics at DePauw with funds established by Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Condit.

Modern Languages

Laurel H. and Esther L. Turk Spanish Scholarship Awards

Laurel H. and Esther L. Turk Spanish Scholarship Awards are given to sophomore or junior Spanish majors showing high academic achievement, leadership skills, and financial need as recommended by the Spanish language faculty.

Ralph F. Carl Senior French Award

Given annually to the outstanding senior major with the highest GPA in French.

G. Hans Grueninger German Award

The G. Hans Grueninger German Awards were established by friends and former students of Professor Grueninger at his retirement in 1968 to recognize high achievement by students in German Studies.

Merle Royse Walker Language Award

Established as a memorial to 1912 DePauw graduate, Merle Royse Walker, by his family and friends to recognize the outstanding senior in modern or classical languages.

School of Music

Presser Scholarship

The Presser Scholarship recognizes the outstanding junior music student with funds established by the Presser Foundation and Presser Music Publishing Company.

Leah Curnutt Prize

The Leah Curnutt Prize recognizes the outstanding student in music education program with funds established by Mildred Gardner, a School of Music alumna and life-long friend of Professor Leah Curnutt.

John and Esther Browning Memorial Prize

The John and Esther Browning Memorial Prize is awarded to an outstanding pianist or violinist completing the junior year.

Meghan Parker Memorial Prize

The Meghan Parker Memorial Prize is awarded to the outstanding vocalist completing the freshman year with funds established by her family and friends.

Mu Phi Epsilon

Mu Phi Epsilon recognizes outstanding students who are members of the DePauw Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon. This is done by the Indianapolis Alumni Chapter.

Physics and Astronomy

O. H. Smith Scholarship

The O. H. Smith Scholarship is awarded to the junior major who has demonstrated exceptional ability and potential with funds established by friends and former students of O. H. Smith, a distinguished DePauw professor.

Austin D. Sprague Award

The Austin D. Sprague Award is awarded to a full-time junior physics major with demonstrable need and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Wylie Condit Science Scholarship

The Wylie Condit Science Scholarship is awarded to promising students to further their studies in physics or astronomy at DePauw with funds established by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Condit.

Political Science

Richard Watson Bunch Memorial Award

The Richard Watson Bunch Memorial Award is awarded to the outstanding junior political science major with funds established by Mrs. Richard W. bunch (Eugenia) in honor of her husband.

Stephen Charles Sellett Memorial Award

Awarded annually to the outstanding Political Science senior major.  Established in 1971 by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Sellett in honor of their son, Stephen Charles Sellett, a DePauw graduate who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1970.

Psychology

Rex Rector Service Award

Given in memory of a former member of the psychology department to senior psychology majors who have shown outstanding achievement in the area of human service.

Kenneth S. Wagoner Research Award

Given in honor of an outstanding researcher and scholar, this award goes to senior psychology majors who have shown the highest research potential and dedication to experimentation as the surest road to an expanding and dependable structure of knowledge.

Theodore Englehart Scholarship

Established in honor of Theodore Englehart to senior majors in psychology.

Sociology and Anthropology

Paul C. Glick Award

Established by Paul C. Glick, Class of 1933, professor emeritus at Arizona State, past president of the Population Association of America and for many years Senior Demographer of the U. S. Bureau of Census.  This award is given annually to a senior who has demonstrated academic excellence in the Sociology and Anthropology Department.