In addition to scholarships, many of
which are listed in the University Bulletin, there are a
number of awards available to recognize accomplishments of
The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards
Each year the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award is presented jointly by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation and by the University to students whose personal example and influence throughout the campus best exemplify the noblest human qualities. This award is presented each year to the man and to the woman in the senior class who will go forth and typify to the world the finest values that Stetson nurtures.
The Etter McTeer Turner Award
The Turner Award, which honors Stetson's first woman dean of students, was established by the family of former Stetson President J. Ollie Edmunds through their Gualala Foundation. It is awarded for outstanding academic performance, leadership and community service and is announced at Commencement each spring. Monetary award.
The Maris Prizes for Undergraduate Scholarship Day
The Maris Awards honor Gary Maris, former Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. This award recognizes quality scholarship as demonstrated at the University's Undergraduate Scholarship Day. Up to four monetary awards are granted.
The Mike Raymond Beyond the Classroom Grant
The Dr. Michael W. Raymonds "Beyond the Classroom Grant" honors the late English professor, Dr. Michael Raymond. It is awarded annually to "3rd-year students who actively pursue their passions for learning outside of the domain of assignments, credits, and compulsory education." It is designed to be used during the summer prior to the senior year and assumes the student will return for the senior year. The grant is not limited to a particular major or field of study. For more information, see http://www.stetson.edu/other/mikeraymond/grant.php.
Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience
Student Advocate for Social Justice Award
award recognizes a
University Honors Program Outstanding Senior
for the late
The Africana Studies Program sponsors the Africana Studies Essay Competition. Monetary prizes are awarded for first, second, and third best essays. All undergraduate students currently enrolled at Stetson may enter the Africana Studies Program Essay Competition. To enter, each student must submit an essay written for the competition or for a class. All entries must be received by the deadline.
Outstanding Senior in Africana Studies
This award recognizes a senior for outstanding academic performance in Africana Studies with a monetary award. Students with senior standing at the beginning of the Fall term are eligible.
The Bright House Book Award Africana Studies
House Networks sponsors this award via the Africana Studies Program at
This award is for students who carry on the tradition of enthusiastic learning and joyful sharing that Dian exemplified and that she would have nurtured in her own students. In the recipient of this award, Dian's legacy lives on. Monetary award.
Christensen (February 2, 1968 - April 4, 1991) graduated from
Given each year to the outstanding graduate of the art program. On occasion these awards may be split between two (or even more) students in the case of ties. Monetary award
Elizabeth Knight Sumner Purchase Award - Art
Purchase of outstanding artwork from the Senior Thesis Exhibitions for the permanent collection at Stetson. On occasion these awards may be split between two (or even more) students in the case of ties.
The Pope and Margaret Duncan Award Art
Student Art Exhibition Awards - Art
There is some variation in the number and amounts for awards in the student show & some changeover in sponsorship. There has been a steady increase in the value and sponsorship of monetary awards, and each award also includes numerous prizes including such items as art materials and services. 2003/04 awards totaled nearly $3000.
The Louis and Elsie Freund Young Artist Award - Art
Scholarship for next academic year given to outstanding rising art major. On occasion these awards may be split between two (or even more) students in the case of ties.
Awarded to the outstanding senior. Dorothy Fuller was a longtime Stetson Faculty member, an outstanding teacher and the chair of the Biology Department. Monetary award. There may be multiple winners.
Outstanding Research in Biology
Given for outstanding research in biology. Monetary award. Not given every year.
Outstanding Service to the Biology Department
Given for outstanding service to the Biology Department. Monetary award. Not given every year.
The award is a free student associate membership in AIC for one year and a certificate. Awarded to one outstanding senior.
Chemical Rubber Corporation Award for Achievement in Freshman Chemistry
For achievement in Freshman Chemistry. The award is a CRC Handbook of Physics and Chemistry. It is usually given to a first-year student who has taken the entire year's chemistry sequence here at Stetson and has done outstanding work.
POLYED Award for Achievement in Organic Chemistry
An award for outstanding performance by an undergraduate chemistry major in the two-semester organic sequence offered by POLYED (National Information Center for Polymer Education). The award consists of a certificate.
Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry
Awarded to an outstanding student in the Analytical Chemistry course. The winner of the award must have completed the third undergraduate year before the next fall and must be enrolled as a senior in the next academic year. The award is sponsored by the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, and consists of an eight-month subscription (October May of the following year) to the journal Analytical Chemistry and an award certificate.
Awarded each year by the Department of Communications and Theatre Arts for excellence in technical theater. Book award.
Awarded each year by the Department of Communication Studies and Theatre Arts to the student displaying integrity in journalism. Monetary award.
Marjorie Forster Gilbert Award for Outstanding Student Performer
Awarded each year by the Department of Communication Studies and Theatre Arts to the outstanding student performer. Book award.
Awarded each year by the Economics Department. Monetary award.
The Academy of American Poets Prize English
A book is awarded to the graduating student chosen as most outstanding, primarily on the basis of course work, by the department faculty.
Byron H. Gibson Award English
The department's most prestigious award, a monetary award is presented to the student whose success in the classroom and other contributions to the department surpass those of all other graduating students.
C. Carter Colwell Award for Research in English
A monetary award is awarded to the author of a portfolio of scholarly and critical essays, including the senior research essay, judged best in an open contest.
The Diane Smith Gibson Renaissance Award English
The Mary Ruth Gibson Award for Outstanding Junior in English
A book is awarded to the third year student chosen as most outstanding, primarily on the basis of course work, by the department faculty.
Janet Howard Taylor Shakespeare Prize
A monetary award is awarded to the writer of a superior essay on an issue concerning the works of William Shakespeare.
The Sullivan Endowment for Writing Awards English
The Sullivan Awards in Creative Writing are offered every spring for the best
· play or screenplay
· work of fiction
· piece of creative non-fiction
submitted by currently enrolled undergraduate students. Students may make up to one entry in each category. Monetary awards are provided by the Tim Sullivan Endowment for Writing.
The William E. Taylor Creative Writing Award English
A monetary prize is awarded to the author of a portfolio of creative writing judged best in an open contest.
The Environmental Responsibility Council sponsors the EnviroChallenge each spring semester. Students present brief talks and skits, covering such environmental topics as recycling, water use, walking instead of driving, toxic products in daily life and conserving energy, in an effort to heighten campus awareness of some aspect of environmental responsibility, one of the university's core values under its campus-wide Values Council. Monetary awards.
The Gamma Theta Upsilon International Honor Society Award is awarded for Academic Excellence in Geography. This award, which includes a certificate and monetary award, is not given every year.
Outstanding Geography Senior
The Outstanding Geography Senior is given a letter of commendation. Selection is made by the faculty in the Department of Geography.
Rachel Carson Award Outstanding Senior in Environmental Science
A certificate and monetary award are given to the outstanding senior, selected by the faculty in the Department of Geography which oversees the Environmental Studies Program.
The Evans Johnson Paper Prize, named for the esteemed professor of history, department chair, and renown raconteur who retired in 1997 after forty four years of service with the University, recognizes Stetson's official delegate and presenter at the biennial National Conference of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society. This person automatically receives the Malcolm Wynn Undergraduate Research/Travel Scholarship that year.
The Gilbert L. Lycan History Award Outstanding Junior
Lycan was a popular and well-respected professor of History at
The Gilbert L. Lycan History Award Outstanding Senior
Lycan was a popular and well-respected professor of History at
The Colonel John Taylor Rhett History Manuscript Award
The Colonel John Taylor Rhett award is presented annually for the best research manuscript submitted to the Department of History. The award carries a monetary award and an engraved plaque, and the recipient's name is inscribed on the permanent plaque on display in Elizabeth Hall.
The Malcolm Wynn Undergraduate Research/Travel Scholarship History
purpose of the Malcolm Wynn Undergraduate Research/Travel Scholarship, named
for the esteemed professor of History at
Honors Program Outstanding Senior
Awarded in recognition of exceptional creativity, originality and insight demonstrated in the studies in the Humanities Division. Monetary award.
Outstanding Junior in Humanities
Outstanding Senior in Humanities
The Harry L. Taylor Prize in Humanities
Monetary award awarded for the best essay in an open competition.
Awarded by the Department of Integrative Health Science & Sport Management
Sport Management Scholarship & Service Award
Awarded by the Department of Integrative Health Science & Sport Management
Awarded annually by the Latin American Studies Program in honor of Professor Emeritus Robert L. Smith.
Awarded annually by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. The Ashcraft Award is a monetary prize, named for a former chair of the department, and honors two outstanding juniors in the department.
The Dr. Iliana Mankin Award for Most Outstanding Modern Languages Student
The prize honors the late Dr. Iliana Mankin who taught Spanish language and literatures for fifteen years prior to her death in 2008.
Awarded to the outstanding junior and/or senior in French.
Excellence in Modern Languages and Literatures German
Awarded to the outstanding junior and/or senior in German.
Excellence in Modern Languages and Literatures Spanish
The Spanish section of the Department of Modern Languages usually awards up to three juniors or seniors at Honors Convocation with copies of the Larousse Spanish-English Dictionary.
Established in 2001 by Professor of Philosophy Ron Hall and his wife Maggi to honor and recognize the most outstanding graduating senior in the Department of Philosophy. Given at the annual Honors Convocation each spring, a recipient is chosen on the basis of grade point average, quality of senior thesis, and intention to continue philosophical studies at the graduate level. In addition to its monetary component, the recipient has his or her name engraved on a plaque listing previous winners. The plaque is displayed on a wall outside the Philosophy Department offices. Monetary award.
Jenkins was Chair of the Physics Department at Stetson for more than 20
years. His guiding hand influenced the
Department with his high academic standards and his love of physics. The George
L. Jenkins Prize is funded by the Jenkins family and it is awarded annually to
the top student in University Physics.
Occasionally, the prize is shared, if the top spot is shared and there
is no clear winner. Monetary award.
The Jack Gibson Endowed Physics Research Award
The Jack Gibson Endowed Physics Research Award is presented annually to the student who demonstrates excellence in the senior research sequence. This award was established in 2008 by Physics Department alumnus Jack Gibson.
The Political Science Department gives a prize in the Spring semester for the most well-written, original, theoretical, and best-researched Senior Research paper. Monetary award and certificate.
Open to all Psychology majors, this prize goes to a student who has designed, executed, and presented the best research project. Usually, it is for a Senior Research project, but it could go to a SURE grant or ISY project. It includes a certificate and monetary award, and is awarded at the Honors Convocation each spring."
The Department of Religious Studies awards the best research papers in biblical studies submitted for the Sam R. Marks Prize in Religion competition. This award was established by the late Sam R. Marks to encourage serious study of biblical literature. The competition is open to students in any major who have completed at least three hours in religious studies. Awards are usually granted to the top two papers, with the monetary award based on first or second place.
The Sergei Zenkovsky Prize in Russian Studies
Funded by the widow of the late Russian Studies professor and founder of Stetson's Russian Studies Program, Dr. Sergei Zenkovsky, this prize is awarded annually to the outstanding Russian Studies graduating senior.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology grants this award for a truly outstanding senior research thesis, and it is not awarded every year. The award includes a monetary prize, a student membership to the American Sociological Association, and the students name on a plaque. The award is voted on by faculty members in the department.
The Joel Stanton Wright Sociology and Anthropology Senior Thesis Award for the Best Senior Research Project
The faculty in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology vote each year, based on the student's senior research thesis. The award includes the students name on a plaque.
The Department of Teacher Education presents this award to an elementary education major in the senior year. The recipient must exhibit the qualities of compassion and caring. Recipient will receive a monetary award and his/her name will be engraved on the Dorothy Ball Greenlaw plaque in Davis Hall.
Edward B. Henderson Award Teacher Education
award recognizes the most outstanding graduating senior in the Department of
Teacher Education who plans to continue his/her studies at the graduate level
in the State of
J. Norman &
Department of Teacher Education presents this award to recognize a student as
the outstanding rising senior. There is a monetary award to be applied to
tuition for the next year. This can be a
student who will intern in the next fall or spring semester. The recipient's name will be engraved on the
Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship Teacher Education
This award in the Department of Teacher Education recognizes a student in the department who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and service. The recipient is presented with a monetary award, and his/her name will be engraved on the Kappa Delta Pi plaque in Davis Hall.
M. Jean Greenlaw Endowed Scholarship Teacher Education
This award in the Department of Teacher Education recognizes an elementary education senior or rising senior who exhibits qualities of leadership and has a passion for teaching. The recipient will receive a monetary award and his/her name will be engraved on the M. Jean Greenlaw plaque in Davis Hall.
R. L. Carter Secondary Education Award Teacher Education
This award in the Department of Teacher Education recognizes the most outstanding intern in the secondary schools. The recipient will receive a monetary award and a personal plaque, and his/her name will be engraved on the Carter plaque in Davis Hall.
Ray V. Sowers Elementary Education Award
This award in the Department of Teacher Education recognizes the most outstanding graduate in elementary education. It is named for Dr. Ray V. Sowers, long-time professor in the Department of Teacher Education and known state-wide for his work. The recipient receives a biography of Dr. Sowers, monetary award, and a personal plaque, and his/ her name will be engraved on the Sowers plaque in Davis Hall.
All undergraduate Stetson students are eligible to enter; students do not need to be Women & Gender Studies minors. Awards are made in both analytical and creative categories (see guidelines at http://stetson.edu/artsci/women/awards.php). The number of awards made in each category varies each year but is determined by a panel of faculty judges in response to the number and quality of the entries in a particular year. Winners are honored at the annual WGS Banquet. The monetary award is divided by the judges in the following categories:
· Analytical Writing
· Creative Fiction
· Literary Analysis
Ann Morris Prize for Research on Gender
Named in honor of the first Women and Gender Studies Coordinator
June Brooks Memorial Award for Community Activism
This award was established by the Women and Gender Studies Program and is given to a student in good academic standing who best exemplifies the activism displayed by June Brooks, a long-time Stetson employee. Special consideration should be given to students whose activities promote the cause of women and/or feminism. Students involved in activities that combat discrimination based on race, gender, or sexual preference while promoting peace and social justice also merit strong consideration for this award (see guidelines at http://stetson.edu/artsci/women/awards.php).
· Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Key
· Chris Davies Merit Award
· J. D. Bond And Charles E. Bradley Award
· Accenture Scholar Award
· Marie & Harry Dawson Scholar Award
· Roland George Investments
· Walt And Jean Stuart Peer Of Excellence Award
· Kechler Creative Sales Award
· William Dayton Sumner Marketing Promotion Award
· Federation Of Schools Of Accountancy Student Award
· George Putnam Accounting Award
· M. E. Rinker, Sr. Institute Of Taxation And Accountancy Award
· Master Family Trust Award
· Suntrust Of Volusia
· The Thomas R. Horton Award for Accounting
Each year Juniors and Seniors are eligible to audition in the Concerto Competition. Two winners will be named and will be programmed to perform as soloist with the University Symphony Orchestra during one of their regularly scheduled concerts during the year.
Harold Giffin Vocal Scholarship
year students who are voice majors and have passed their sophomore decision in
Outstanding Non-Music Major Graduating Seniors
Each year the faculty of the School of Music select the most outstanding music major during the junior year. The winner will receive the scholarship during the following academic year.
Stetson Society of Composers Annual Composition Contest
Each year the most outstanding compositions during the year are selected on the basis of competitive auditions.
The duPont-Ball Library Evans C. Johnson Research Prize
The Evans C. Johnson Research Prize is awarded each spring to a student whose EH 121 research paper from the previous calendar year shows thorough, effective, creative, and ethical uses of the library and research resources. The winner receives a plaque donated by R. Neil Scott and a monetary award. The monetary award is given by his family in memory of Dr. Evans C. Johnson, Stetson University Professor of History 1953-1997. Dr. Johnson required students to illustrate effective use of research resources in papers for his courses, and this award is designed to reward such scholarship. For more information, see: http://www.stetson.edu/library/prize.php.
The duPont-Ball Library R. Neil Scott Research Prize
The R. Neil Scott Research Prize is awarded each spring to a student whose EH121 research paper from the previous calendar year shows thorough, effective, creative, and ethical uses of the library and research resources. Preference is given to a paper in the field of business or economics. The winner receives a plaque and a monetary award, both donated by Mr. Scott. Neil Scott is currently a librarian at Middle Tennessee State University who served on the library faculty in the 1980s and also earned his MBA at Stetson. For more information, see: http://www.stetson.edu/library/prize.php.
· Wendell N. Jarrard, Sr. Award for Excellence
· Barbara C. Granger Memorial Scholarship
· Christine Downing
· Parrish Memorial Scholarship Fund
· The Abernathy Memorial Trust
· The Albert L. Carnett Memorial Book Fund
· The Armour Scholarship Trust Fund
· The Francis C. & Thomas Armour, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund
· The Linda Jean Gay Memorial Scholarship
· Winter's Memorial Scholarship
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Last updated 9/2/2009