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SMITH COLLEGE ACADEMIC PRIZE COMPETITIONS FOR 2014

Undergraduate students in all classes, can compete for these prizes by submitting application materials to the AMS department. These are monetary prizes, not scholarships, and the amounts vary. Prize winners are announced at the Ivy Day Awards Convocation in May.

American Studies Program

Eleanor Flexner Prize, awarded for the best piece of work by a Smith undergraduate using the Sophia Smith Collection or the Smith College Archives. Students interested should submit papers no later than the final day of classes in the second semester to the American Studies Program office, Wright Hall 224.

Nancy Boyd Gardner Prize, awarded for a single outstanding paper or other project in American Studies by an American Studies major or Smithsonian intern, with priority given to work related to the Smithsonian Internship Program. Students interested should submit work no later than the final day of classes in the second semester to the American Studies Program office, Wright Hall 224.


Award recipents 2012-2013

The following prizes were awarded at the Ivy Day Awards Convocation.

Newton Arvin Prize in American Studies

The Newton Arvin Prize in American studies is awarded for the best long paper in the introductory course on the study of American society and culture.

Anna Hirschi '15, Lily Sky '15J

Gladys Lampert '28 and Edward Beenstock Prize

The Gladys Lampert '28 and Edward Beenstock Prize is awarded for the best honors thesis in American studies or American history.

Kayla Ginsburg '13, Lisbet Portman '13

Eleanor Flexner Prize

The Eleanor Flexner Prize is awarded for the best piece of work by a Smith undergraduate using the Sophia Smith Collection or the Smith College Archives.

Elizabeth Breeden '13, Julia Whall '13

Nancy Boyd Gardner Prize

The Nancy Boyd Gardner Prize is awarded for an outstanding paper or other project in American studies by a Smithsonian intern or American studies major.

Miriam Mosher '14

Donald H. Sheehan Memorial Prize

The Donald H. Sheehan Memorial Prize is awarded for outstanding work in American studies.

Emma Brown '13, Lillie Scheffey '13