July 14, 2020
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Virgil C. Aldrich Prize in Philosophy Fund
Established in 1975 by Virgil C. Aldrich, a long-time professor of philosophy, recipient of an honorary doctorate in 1972, and father of David C. Aldrich, Class of 1950. Through the effort of David Aldrich, the fund was endowed in 1981. The income provides an annual prize in philosophy.
Reginald B. Allen Memorial Fund
Established in 1955 by Bessie C. Allen in memory of her husband, chair of the Department of Mathematics, 1906-38. The income is awarded each year to a student who the professors of the Department of Mathematics decide has done the most outstanding work in mathematics. The award is known as the Reginald B. Allen Prize in Mathematics.
Robert L. Baker Prize Fund
Established to commemorate the standards of scholarship exemplified by Robert L. Baker, professor of history at the College from 1959 to 1992. The prize is awarded annually to the student who has submitted the best essay on an aspect of European history between the fall of Rome and the era of Napoleon.
Muriel C. Bradbrook Prize Fund
Established in 1977 by Muriel Bradbrook, a distinguished visiting professor of English at the College from Oxford University. The income is used to award an annual prize for a senior student in English.
Robert Bowen Brown Jr. Fund
Established in 1948 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Brown in memory of their son, Robert B. Brown Jr., Class of 1940. The prize is awarded annually for the best research or original work in the field of biology.
J.R. Butz Mathematics Prize
Established in 1997 through a bequest from Jeffrey R. Butz, Class of 1969, to honor achievement in mathematics. The income is awarded to Kenyon's highest scorer in the W.L. Putnam Mathematical Competition.
John Chesnut Memorial Prize Fund
Established in 1956 by Lanny Griggs, Class of 1953, in memory of John G. Chesnut, Class of 1953. The prize, which consists of books of permanent value, is awarded to the undergraduate who has done the most outstanding work in political science.
Henry G. Dalton Memorial Fund
Established in 1946 in memory of Henry G. Dalton, senior partner of Pickands, Mather, and Company and a former trustee of the College. The income is awarded by the Fellowship Committee to student(s) who pursue graduate work in American studies in the United States. The fellow is asked to give a report to the Fellowship Committee at the end of his or her year of graduate study.
Robert Daniel Memorial Prize Scholarship Fund
Established in 1985 by Dorothea Daniel in memory of her husband, Robert Daniel, long-time English professor and associate editor of The Kenyon Review. The income provides a prize awarded to a returning student, who, in the judgment of the Department of English, has made a significant and extraordinary contribution to the literary life and vitality of the College.
Diamond-Storing Memorial Prize Fund
Established in 1979 by faculty members and alumni of the Department of Political Science in memory of Martin Diamond and Herbert Storing, political scientists, friends of the department, and mentors and colleagues of Kenyon faculty members. The prize is awarded to the senior whose honors work in American politics is ranked best by members of the political science faculty.
George Frazer Fund
Established in 1948 by George E. Frazer, Honorary 1942 and a former trustee of the College. The income provides for an annual or biennial award, for distinguished service to the Protestant Episcopal Church, to be known as the Bishop Chase Medal.
Alan G. Goldsmith Memorial Prize Fund
Established in 1961 by friends in memory of Alan G. Goldsmith, Class of 1911 and a former trustee of the College. The income from this prize fund is available to a student in history, selected by the faculty of the Department of History.
Thomas B. and Mary M. Greenslade Award in Music Performance Fund
Established in 1989 by the late College archivist Thomas B. Greenslade, Class of 1931, Honorary 1976, and his late wife, Mary M. Greenslade. The award is given annually to the student or students who have given the most outstanding solo performance or series of performances during the academic year.
George Gund Prize Fund
Created in 1952 by George Gund, Honorary 1950, long-time trustee of the College and chair of the Finance Committee, father of Graham Gund of the Class of 1963, and former chair of the Cleveland Trust Company. The income is awarded annually for the best essay submitted on the American form of republican government as set forth in the Constitution of the United States of America, and as operating in this country after the American Revolution.
Robert H. Hallstein Memorial Award in Art
Established in 1981 by the Harold Hallstein family and friends in memory of Robert H. Hallstein, Class of 1976. The award is granted to a senior art major whose consistently high level of artistic accomplishment in studio art courses is recognized by the art department faculty.
Dorothy E. and Thomas C. Jegla Prize
Established in 1997 by Catherine Ebert, mother of Kelly Harkless of the Class of 1999, the H.B. Ebert Foundation, and friends and colleagues of Dorothy and Thomas Jegla, in honor of their retirement. The prize is awarded to a first-year student who has done excellent work, including the independent project, in the year-long Introduction to Experimental Biology laboratory sequence.
David G. Kearney Memorial Fund
Established in 1967 by the family and many friends of David G. Kearney, Class of 1964, who gave his life in service to his country in Vietnam. The income is applied to the College bookshop account of a student athlete, preferably a varsity member of the soccer or baseball teams, to purchase textbooks. The recipient shall demonstrate commitment, skill, determination, and good sportsmanship.
Richard Kingan Liggitt Memorial Award in Art History
Established in 1991 in memory of Richard K. Liggitt, Class of 1974, by a bequest from Mr. Liggitt's estate and gifts from friends. This Honors Day prize is granted at the discretion of the Department of Art for outstanding achievement in art history.
Don May Award
Established in 1996 in honor of Donald G. May, M.D., of the Class of 1942, in recognition that athletics is an integral part of the educational experience at the College. May was a swimmer at the College and, in his later years, a master swimmer, winning national events well into his seventies. He was also a respected physician and community leader. The award is presented by the Kenyon Athletic Association to athletes who, since leaving the College, have established records of professional accomplishment and have made important contributions to athletics as participants or coaches or in supporting roles.
James E. Michael Playwriting Award Fund
Established in 1980 in honor of James E. Michael, long-time professor of speech and drama at the College. The income supports an annual award for the best play written by a student at Kenyon, as determined by a faculty-led jury.
The Franklin Miller Awards
Established in 2000 by Edward T. Ordman, Class of 1964, in appreciation of the close relationships he developed with Franklin Miller and other faculty members in and out of the classroom at Kenyon. The Franklin Miller Awards are given to students who make unusual or significant contributions to the academic environment of the College. The awards are named for Franklin Miller Jr., a long-time member of the faculty and a distinguished physicist, teacher, and textbook author.
George B. Ogden Prize Fund
Established in 1940 by Thomas J. Goddard, Class of 1903, Honorary 1941, and a former trustee of the College, in honor of his friend, George B. Ogden. The income is awarded annually to the undergraduate at the College who, in the minds of a committee of selected judges, submits in competition the best essay in English prose.
The Peterson Prize in Art
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Norman H. Peterson, parents of M. Kristina Peterson, Class of 1973. This award is granted to a senior art major whose consistently high level of artistic accomplishment in studio art courses is recognized by the art department faculty.
Maxwell Elliott Power Fund
Established in 1954 upon the suggestion of the Faculty Council in memory of Maxwell Elliott Power, long-time biology professor at the College. The income is awarded annually to a senior majoring in biology or the premedical curriculum. The recipient is named the Maxwell Elliott Power Scholar in Biological Science.
James M. Propper Prize Fund
Established in 1967 by Professor Jacob W. Gruber of Temple University in memory of his friend James M. Propper, who graduated from the College in 1951 with a major in English. The income is given annually by the Department of English to a first-year student or sophomore who has distinguished himself or herself in the writing of poetry. The award is known as the Propper Prize in Poetry.
John A. Rinka Fund
Established in 1970 by friends in honor of the College's All-American basketball player, John A. Rinka, Class of 1970. The income is awarded annually as the John A. Rinka Sportsmanship Award.
Burchell H. Rowe Memorial Prize Fund
Established in 1994 by family and friends in memory of Burchell H. Rowe, Class of 1927, Parent 1956, Grandparent 1981, and former trustee of the College. The award is presented, not more than once a year, to a member of the Kenyon community who has been especially supportive of athletics at the College. The income is used, at the discretion of the director of athletics and the dean of students, to support Kenyon Athletic Association projects that assist student-athletes at the College. In the event that the Kenyon Athletic Association ceases to exist, the income will be used, at the discretion of the dean of students and director of athletics, to support the College's baseball program.
Rev. Thomas P. Simpson Fund
Established in 1966 by Dr. and Mrs. Hector C. McNew in memory of Rev. Thomas P. Simpson, who had been the rector of their Episcopal church in Newark, Ohio. The Simpson Prize in Religion is awarded annually by the Department of Religious Studies to the student who has done the best work in the field of religious studies in the current academic year.
Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Fund
The income from this fund, supported by special allocation of funds by the College's Board of Trustees, is awarded as a scholarship in memory of a dedicated and brilliant member of the Department of English, Denham Sutcliffe.
Paul Titus Prize in Economics
Established in honor of long-time professor economics (1933-72). The prize is awarded annually to a senior who has demonstrated unusual competence in economics and in the use of the tools of economic analysis.
Carl A. Weiant Jr. Memorial Fund
Established in 1942 by Carl A. Weiant in memory of his son, Carl A. Weiant Jr., Class of 1937, captain of the College's first swimming team, and in honor of Charles C. Imel, Kenyon's first swimming coach. The prize is to be presented each year to the outstanding freshman swimmer by the coach. The medal is known as the Weiant Swimming Medal, and the coach chooses the winner of the medal each year.
Charles Singer Williams Prize in French
Established in 1992 through the bequest of Thelma S. Williams in honor of her son, Charles Singer Williams, Class of 1963. The income provides an Honors Day award for an outstanding student of French language and literature.
Jeffrey S. Williams Memorial Award for Integrative Study in Psychology and Economics Fund
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Jon Williams and family in 1984 in memory of their son, Jeffrey S. Williams, Class of 1983. The income provides a cash prize presented annually to the student majoring in either psychology or economics who, in the opinion of the faculty of the departments, best demonstrates the capacity to progress beyond his or her own discipline and seek integration between it and other fields of inquiry.