Residential College Prizes

Alan M. Bateman Science Prize (1967)

Silliman College

ALAN M. BATEMAN SCIENCE PRIZE (1967). Alan M. Bateman, Ph.D. 1913, a Fellow of the College. Awarded to a senior majoring in the natural sciences for overall excellence in the sciences during his/her years of residence at Silliman.

Arts Prize (1967)

Jonathan Edwards College

ARTS PRIZE (1967). Established by Masters and Fellows. Awarded at Commencement to that senior who has created a work of art, or who has interpreted creatively the artistic work of others with distinction and merit, while carrying out the objectives of his/her major.

Athletic Cup (1948)

Pierson College

ATHLETIC CUP (1948). Established by a group of the Fellows and given to that member of the College

Athletic Prize

Berkeley College

ATHLETIC PRIZE. Given to the senior who has contributed most to the College’s athletic program.

B. Edward Bensinger, 3d, B.A. 1951, Prize

Davenport College

B. EDWARD BENSINGER, 3d, B.A. 1951, PRIZE. Awarded annually to the graduating senior in Davenport College who, in the opinion of the Master and Fellows, will, by virtue of his/her proposed program, make best use of this additional support.

Benjamin Silliman Essay Prize (1976)

Silliman College

BENJAMIN SILLIMAN ESSAY PRIZE (1976). Sherwood E. Silliman, Class of 1923, LL.B. 1925, an Associate Fellow of the College. Awarded each year to a senior in the College who writes the best essay perpetuating the memory of Professor Benjamin Silliman or his son, Professor Benjamin Silliman, Jr.

Bergin Cup

Timothy Dwight College

BERGIN CUP. Given in appreciation of Thomas G. Bergin, Master of Timothy Dwight College 1953-68, by the Class of 1968. Awarded each year to a member of the senior class for outstanding character, wit and scholarship in the humanities.

Bishop Berkeley Prize

Berkeley College

BISHOP BERKELEY PRIZE. Awarded to that member of the College who has “best discovered the intellectual potentialities of a university.”

Branford College Award

Branford College

BRANFORD COLLEGE AWARD. Awarded to a senior for outstanding contribution to the quality of life in Branford College.

Charles E. Clark Memorial Award

Silliman College

CHARLES E. CLARK MEMORIAL AWARD. Named for Charles E. Clark, B.A. 1911, a Fellow of the College, and awarded to a senior for high standing and academic excellence during the student’s residence at Silliman.

Charles Seymour Prize (1963)

Berkeley College

CHARLES SEYMOUR PRIZE (1963). Richard L. Purdy, B.A. 1925, as a memorial to Charles Seymour, B.A. 1908, first Master of Berkeley College, and President of the University 1937-50. To be awarded annually to that Berkeley senior who has maintained the highest standing in the humanities.

Chauncey Brewster Tinker Prize (1955)

Davenport College

CHAUNCEY BREWSTER TINKER PRIZE (1955). Malcolm P. Aldrich, B.A. 1922, out of respect and admiration for the outstanding contribution which Professor Tinker has made to the intellectual life of Yale.” Awarded annually to a student in Davenport College.”

Clarence W. Mendell Prizes

Branford College

CLARENCE W. MENDELL PRIZES. Established in honor of Clarence W. Mendell, B.A. 1904, Master of the College from 1931 to 1943. Given to three members of the senior class who are judged to have contributed the most to the intellectual life of Branford College.

Cogswell Award (1951)

Calhoun College

COGSWELL AWARD (1951). Ledyard Cogswell, Jr., Class of 1899. Given to three seniors chosen for their contributions as shown by their activities, interest, and influence on the life of Calhoun College as a distinctive part of Yale University.

Daniel Merriman Prize (1967)

Davenport College

DANIEL MERRIMAN PRIZE (1967). B. Edward Bensinger, 3d, B.A. 1951, in honor of the second Master. Presented each year at Commencement to a senior in Davenport College for outstanding participation and leadership.

David Dearborn Lapham Memorial Scholarship (1956)

Davenport College

DAVID DEARBORN LAPHAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (1956). Parents and friends of David Lapham of the Class of 1957, to perpetuate his memory. Awarded each year to no more than three students in Davenport College.

Davie Award

Timothy Dwight College

THE DAVIE AWARD. Given in memory of James Stewart Davie, Dean of Timothy Dwight College, 1963-84. Awarded each year to a senior for outstanding contributions to the quality of life in Timothy Dwight College.

Dean Temple Memorial Trophy

Trumbull College

DEAN TEMPLE MEMORIAL TROPHY. Awarded to a senior for distinguished performance in intercollege athletics.

Dwight V. Waterman Memorial Prize (1967)

Calhoun College

DWIGHT V. WATERMAN MEMORIAL PRIZE (1967). Derived from a fund created by the family, friends, and classmates of a member of the Class of 1968, and awarded to a junior in the College.

Edgar J. Boell Prize (1975)

Jonathan Edwards College

EDGAR J. BOELL PRIZE (1975). Colleagues, students, and friends of Professor Boell. Awarded annually to a senior in Jonathan Edwards College, chosen by the Master and Fellows of the College.

Edwin Foster Blair Prize (1971)

Branford College

EDWIN FOSTER BLAIR PRIZE (1971). Given annually to that member of the senior class of Branford College whose qualities of scholarship

Emerson Tuttle Cup (1947)

Davenport College

EMERSON TUTTLE CUP (1947). Established in memory of Emerson Tuttle, B.A. 1914, Master of Davenport College 1933-46. Presented annually at Commencement to the senior most distinguished for scholastic attainments.

Emerson Tuttle Scholarship (1947)

Davenport College

EMERSON TUTTLE SCHOLARSHIP (1947). Friends and relatives, in memory of Emerson Tuttle, B.A. 1914, Master of Davenport College 1933-46. Awarded annually to a student in Davenport, preferably a senior, who best combines high-ranking scholarship and contribution to the College and its life by his/her personal standards.

Emily L. Saslow (JE '01) Memorial Prize (2006)

Jonathan Edwards College

THE EMILY L. SASLOW (JE ‘01) MEMORIAL PRIZE (2006). Awarded to a graduating member of the Jonathan Edwards College class who has written an exceptional senior essay on a constitutional issue. If such an essay has not been submitted in a given year, senior essays in American history or political science most relevant to a constitutional issue will be considered.

Ernest F. Thompson Cup

Ezra Stiles College

ERNEST F. THOMPSON CUP. Awarded to a senior for outstanding contributions to the life of Ezra Stiles College.

Fellows' Award

Morse College

FELLOWS’ AWARD. One or two prizes are awarded each year to the graduating Morse senior(s) who has (have) made the greatest contributions to the life of the College.

Fellows' Cup

Calhoun College

FELLOWS’ CUP. Awarded to the senior who, in the opinion of the Master and Fellows, is most distinguished for scholastic attainment.

Fellows' Prize

Berkeley College

FELLOWS’ PRIZE. For that member of the College who has “brought the most light and air” to the College.

Branford College

FELLOWS’ PRIZE. For academic achievement.

Fellows' Prize (1957)

Saybrook College

FELLOWS’ PRIZE (1957). Fellows of the College. Three prizes are usually awarded each year to seniors for distinguished intellectual achievement above and beyond the call of academic duty, in order to single out accomplishments of unusual enterprise and imagination, in various fields of study, which might remain unrecognized by the regular University awards for high scholarship.

Fenmore R. Seton Award

Calhoun College

FENMORE R. SETON AWARD. Presented to a member of Calhoun College, who, in the opinion of the Master, has demonstrably contributed to increased understanding and cooperation between students at Yale and citizens of the City of New Haven.

Garside Cup (1966)

Timothy Dwight College

GARSIDE CUP (1966). Given by the undergraduates of the College as a tribute to Charles Garside, Jr., Fellow of Timothy Dwight 1957-66, and awarded annually to that senior in the College who has most highly distinguished him/herself in the field of history.

Gary Stein Memorial Internship

Ezra Stiles College

GARY STEIN MEMORIAL INTERNSHIP. Established in memory of Gary Stein, Ezra Stiles 1976, who died tragically in December, 1974, in New Haven. Awarded to an undergraduate for a summer research project that will help bring about practical effects of a scientific, social, or educational nature.

George A. Schrader, Jr. Prize

Branford College

GEORGE A. SCHRADER, JR., PRIZE. Named to honor the third Master of the College (1959-66) and awarded for excellence in the humanities.

Gerald R. Ford Scholar-Athlete Award (1977)

Timothy Dwight College

GERALD R. FORD SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD (1977). President Gerald R. Ford. Presented annually at Commencement to the graduating senior of Timothy Dwight College who in his/her four years at Yale best exemplifies qualities of academic excellence and athletic achievement.

Gimbel High Scholarship (1957)

General

GIMBEL HIGH SCHOLARSHIP (1957). Colonel Richard Gimbel, B.A. 1920. Awarded annually to the residential college with the highest academic standing.

Gordon Cup (1946)

Timothy Dwight College

GORDON CUP (1946). Richardson Dilworth, B.A. 1938, in memory of his classmate, Edward McGuire Gordon. Awarded each year to that member of the senior class in Timothy Dwight who, by character, personality and leadership, and by participation in the activities of the University has inspired in others a devotion to the finest traditions of Yale.

Helen Davenpot Fessenden Memorial Scholarship (1950)

Davenport College

HELEN DAVENPORT FESSENDEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (1950). Mrs. Frank C. Staniland, in memory of her mother, a direct descendant of John Davenport. Awarded annually to a student in Davenport College.

Henry Edwards Ellsworth Memorial (1960)

Jonathan Edwards College

HENRY EDWARDS ELLSWORTH MEMORIAL (1960). Mrs. Ellsworth in memory of her husband, Henry Edwards Ellsworth, B.A. 1900. Awarded annually to a senior in Jonathan Edwards College who, in the opinion of the Master and Fellows, has written, as part of his/her program of studies, the most distinguished essay or carried out the most significant piece of research during the year.

Herbert and Jean Cahoon Award (1981)

Morse College

HERBERT AND JEAN CAHOON AWARD (1981). Anonymous alumnus of Morse. Awarded each year to that senior who, in the spirit of the Cahoons, has done the most for the larger New Haven community during his/her Yale career.

Herbert M. Atherton Cup

Ezra Stiles College

HERBERT M. ATHERTON CUP. Awarded to a senior for outstanding contributions to Ezra Stiles intramural athletics.

John Chester Adams Cup

Jonathan Edwards College

JOHN CHESTER ADAMS CUP. Commemorates one of the original Fellows. Given to a senior for scholarship, character, and loyalty.

John Spangler Nicholas Cup

Trumbull College

JOHN SPANGLER NICHOLAS CUP. Awarded to that senior who has achieved the highest academic rank.

John Spangler Nicholas Prize (1964)

Trumbull College

JOHN SPANGLER NICHOLAS PRIZE (1964). Mrs. Nicholas in memory of her husband, John Spangler Nicholas, Ph.D. 1921. For a junior in Trumbull College of outstanding character and leadership to be selected by the Master and Fellows of the College.

John Spangler Nicholas Scholarship (1964)

Trumbull College

JOHN SPANGLER NICHOLAS SCHOLARSHIP (1964). Friends and associates of Mr. Nicholas. For a student of sterling character and high intellectual ability.

John V. Farwell, 3d, Scholarship (1952)

Davenport College

JOHN V. FARWELL, 3d, SCHOLARSHIP (1952). John V. Farwell, 3d, B.A. 1918. Awarded annually to one or two students in Davenport College.

Joseph W. Gordon Cup (1988)

Pierson College

JOSEPH W. GORDON CUP (1988). Established by the students of Pierson College. To be awarded annually by the Master and the Dean to the Pierson senior who has best demonstrated the conspicuous service to Pierson College exemplified by Joseph W. Gordon during his tenure as Acting Master of Pierson

Joseph W. Naturale Cup

Pierson College

JOSEPH W. NATURALE CUP. Named for Joseph W. Naturale and in the spirit of his enthusiastic participation in all areas of College life

Lawton Calhoun Cup

Pierson College

LAWTON CALHOUN CUP. Established by friends and family of the late Lawton M. Calhoun, Jr., B.A. 1963, and given to that member of the College who

Mary Casner Prize (1974)

Saybrook College

MARY CASNER PRIZE (1974). Donated by the Saybrook College Council to honor Mary Casner, a devoted member of the Saybrook community. To be awarded by the Master and Dean to that senior who, in their opinion, has contributed most to the spirit and quality of life in Saybrook during his/her career at Yale.

Mary Christine Wardield Award (1990)

Pierson College

MARY CHRISTINE WARFIELD AWARD (1990). This award is given in honor of the late Mary Christine Warfield (PC 1991). To be awarded annually to the Pierson student who has exhibited strength in the face of physical or other adversity, remaining determined and hopeful despite his or her situation. The recipient will also have an excellent academic record.

Master's Cup (1982)

Morse College

THE MASTER’S CUP (1982). Awarded each year to a graduating senior who exemplifies high academic rank and scholarly achievement.

Mead Cup

Berkeley College

MEAD CUP. Given to a senior who has contributed the most in leadership and service.

New Prize (1960)

Jonathan Edwards College

NEW PRIZE (1960). Designed to recognize a senior whose mind and character and whose activities and achievements at Yale (outside of Jonathan Edwards) have enhanced the distinction and repute of the College.

Norman S. Buck Trophy

Branford College

NORMAN S. BUCK TROPHY. Established to honor Norman S. Buck, B.A. 1913, Master of the College 1943-59. For outstanding contribution to the life of Branford College.

O'Connor Award (1972)

Timothy Dwight College

O’CONNOR AWARD (1972). Mr. and Mrs. Robert O’Connor, in memory of their daughter Susan Redden O’Connor, Class of 1973. Awarded each year to the senior who expresses the eager, generous, joyful spirit that Susan brought to Timothy Dwight College.

Polunin Cup (1955)

Pierson College

POLUNIN CUP (1955). Established with the gift of the permanent scholarship cup by Dr. Nicholas Polunin who, as a Henry Fellow from Oxford, lived in the College in 1933-34 and again in 1955. Given to a graduating senior in Pierson for personal quality and scholastic achievement.”

Reginald L. Tucker Prize

Berkeley College

REGINALD L. TUCKER PRIZE. Awarded to a senior who, either through formal leadership roles or by the force of his or her own personality, has helped make Berkeley College a closer, more vital community.

Richard B. Sewall Cup

Ezra Stiles College

RICHARD B. SEWALL CUP. Given to a senior for outstanding scholarly achievement and creative promise.

Robert Dudley French Award

Jonathan Edwards College

ROBERT DUDLEY FRENCH AWARD. Named for the first Master, this award is given to a senior for intellectual leadership.

Robert E. Lewis, Jr., Memorial Trophy

Trumbull College

ROBERT E. LEWIS, JR., MEMORIAL TROPHY. For that Yale College senior who best demonstrates the ideals of athletic leadership and sportsmanship in intercollege competition.

Robert Perkins Award

Jonathan Edwards College

ROBERT PERKINS AWARD. Honors a senior or seniors who have participated in an outstanding way in intramural sports.

Seymour L. Lustman Memorial Prize (1972)

Davenport College

SEYMOUR L. LUSTMAN MEMORIAL PRIZE (1972). Friends and Fellows of Davenport College, in memory of the late Master. Awarded at Commencement to a graduating senior in Davenport College who has contributed to the artistic and cultural aspects of the life of the College and who has submitted the best proposal for the use of the prize in support of a project in those areas.

Shulz Prize

Silliman College

SCHULZ PRIZE. Awarded in memory of George J. Schulz, Professor of Engineering and Applied Science and Fellow of Silliman College, to a senior majoring in the physical sciences or in mathematics for academic excellence during residence in Silliman College.

Sidney Wood Cup

Branford College

SIDNEY WOOD CUP. For outstanding contribution to Branford sports.

Silliman Cup

Silliman College

SILLIMAN CUP. Awarded to the senior who has contributed most to the life of the College.

Steve Adams Prize (1984)

Silliman College

STEVE ADAMS PRIZE (1984) Given by the Duke’s Men of 1983-84 in memory of Steve Adams, Class of 1986. Awarded annually to the graduating Silliman senior who through community service and the performing arts best exemplifies a love of life, an enthusiasm, and a concern for others which earned Steve the admiration and affection of his peers.

Susan J. Smith Arts Prize

Branford College

SUSAN J. SMITH ARTS PRIZE. Established to honor Susan J. Smith, Associate Master of Branford College1996-2011. Awarded to members of the senior class for outstanding contribution in the arts.

T. Whitney Blake Memorial Prize (1981)

Davenport College

T. WHITNEY BLAKE MEMORIAL PRIZE (1981). Established by family and friends. Awarded annually to a graduating senior in Davenport College who best combines scholarship in English, love of music, and a kindness and awareness of others.

Theodore Prize

Calhoun College

THEODORE PRIZE. Presented to the graduating senior who best exemplifies Dean Theodore’s distinctive spirit of compelling creativity, sensitivity, and caring on behalf of the community life in Calhoun College.

Triffin Prize

Berkeley College

TRIFFIN PRIZE. To be awarded annually to the Berkeley senior with the best record in the social sciences.

Trumbull Fellows' Prize

Trumbull College

TRUMBULL FELLOWS’ PRIZE. For that student who has done the most to encourage student-faculty relations.

V. Browne Irish

Silliman College

V. BROWNE IRISH. Established by Thomas W. Irish, SM ‘55, in memory of his father V. Browne Irish ‘25, will be awarded annually to that member of the senior class of Silliman College who has excelled in the performing arts for at least two years and who through effort in performance and encouragement of fellow students has contributed to the nurturing and flourishing of the performing arts in the College and the University.

Vicki Jackson Award

Calhoun College

VICKI JACKSON AWARD. To the senior who has demonstrated concern for the quality of life at Yale and in Calhoun College.

Von Staden Cup

Ezra Stiles College

VON STADEN CUP. Awarded to a senior who most consistently challenged the social and intellectual conscience of the College.

Wesley M. Oler IV Award

Morse College

WESLEY M. OLER IV AWARD (1978). In honor of the first Morse student to win the Yale College award for athletic leadership and sportsmanship in intercollege competition. Awarded annually to the graduating senior who has made the most significant contribution to Morse athletics throughout his/her four-year career.

Williams H. Schubart, Jr., B.A. 1941, Award

Jonathan Edwards College

WILLIAM H. SCHUBART, JR., B.A. 1941, AWARD. Given in memory of a graduate of the College and awarded to a senior for a piece of distinguished writing.”

Willmanns-Lidz Cup

Ezra Stiles College

WILMANNS-LIDZ CUP. Awarded to a senior whose presence most clearly has enhanced the morale of the College.

Wohlenberg Prize

Berkeley College

WOHLENBERG PRIZE. Established in honor of Walter J. Wohlenberg, Dean of the School of Engineering 1948-55, and a Fellow of the College 1933-56. For an outstanding senior in the field of engineering or physical sciences.