Prizes & Awards
James Gardner Buttrick Prize
This is awarded annually for the best essay, written by a Smith undergraduate, on a subject in the field of religious studies.
Jennifer Eckert ’12, “Arianism, Goths, and Theoderic’s Mosaics at Ravenna”
2011: Jennifer Fernandez AC ’11, Chime Lama ’11
2010: Jaclyn Majewski ’13, Jessica McQuillan ’12, Natalie Sargent ’12, Laura Stanford ’11J
2009: Emily Floyd ’09
2008: Syretha Brooks ’08
2007: Rebekah Saidman-Krauss ’07
2006: Carolyn Creedon AC ’06
Henry Lewis Foote Memorial Prize
This is awarded annually for the best essay, written by a Smith undergraduate, on a subject in the field of biblical studies.
Natalie Sargent ’12, “Salvation and (the Lukan) Paul: A View of Acts 28”
2011: Natalie Sargent ’12
2010: Sarah Woodbury ’10
2009: Lilian Jackman AC ’09
2008: Laura Bram ’08
2007: Kathryn Fox ’07 and Rachel Rubenstein ’07
2006: Kaitlyn Webster ’08
Subul Sunim Prize
This prize is awarded annually for the best academic paper written by a Smith undergraduate, or by a student in the Five Colleges if the paper was written for a class taken at Smith, on a subject in the field of Buddhist studies. For more information, consult the Buddhist Studies Concentration.
Jochanan H.A. Wijnhoven Prize
This is awarded annually for the best essay, written by a Smith undergraduate for a course in the Religion Department or Jewish Studies, on a subject in Jewish religious thought.
Hunter King ’13, “Feminism and Jewish Renewal: Redemption, Shekhinah, and Essentialsm”
Emma Cooke ’14, “Between the Future and the Past: The Dybbuk as an Agent of Social and Societal Change”
2011: Lucy White ’11
2009: Dara Kaye ’09
2007: Chelsea Kline AC ’07 and Rachel Rubenstein ’07
2006: Stacey Baird ’06
Prizes are typically awarded to midsized and longer papers, which exceed seven pages in length. A student competing for one or more of these prizes should submit her essay under an assumed name. With her essay she should include a cover sheet with her assumed name, real name, email address, phone number and the course for which the paper was originally written. Papers should be submitted to Phoebe McKinnell, Green Street Classroom Annex 206. They are accepted in April and are due by the last day of classes.
One need not be a Religion major to submit a paper for a prize.
Awards are announced prior to graduation.