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Prizes, Awards, Honor Societies

Prizes and Awards

The following prizes are awarded in the judgment and at the discretion of the College in accordance with the conditions established.

The Charles A. Albrecht Memorial Award. To two members of the senior clas who have the best four-year record at Moravian College in scholarship and effective participation in student activities.

The Alumni Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Humanities. To a graduating senior in the humanities on the basis of GPA, independent study, and involvement in college and community affairs.

The Alumni Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Social Sciences. To a graduating senior in the social sciences on the basis of GPA, independent study, and involvement in college and community affairs.

The Alumni Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Natural Sciences. To a graduating senior in the natural sciences on the basis of GPA, independent study, and involvement in college and community affairs.

The Alumni Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Interdisciplinary Studies. To a graduating senior engaged in interdisciplinary study on the basis of GPA, independent study, and involvement in college and community affairs.

Alumni Fellowships. Awarded by the Alumni Association to five students each year on the basis of scholarship, active participation, and leadership in college and/or community service. To be eligible for nomination, the applicant must be a full-time student, have been enrolled at least one class year prior to application, and have attained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 for the class year prior to application.

The American Chemical Society Award. Upon recommendation of the chemistry faculty, to a senior chemistry major with an outstanding academic record and promise of an academic or research career in chemistry or a related discipline.

The American Institute of Chemists Award. Upon recommendation of the chemistry faculty, to a senior chemistry major with an outstanding academic record and promise of a professional research career in chemistry or a related discipline.

The American Sociological Association Departmental Student Achievement Award. To the sociology major who, at the completion of the junior year, has demonstrated excellence in the study of sociology and shows the most promise for future achievement in the field.

The Irving S. Amrhein Prizes in ModernLanguages. To graduating seniors for distinguished work in one or more modern languages.

The Louis and Esther Bader Memorial Scholarship Prize in Chemistry. To a junior or senior chemistry major who, in the judgment of the Department of Chemistry, exhibits outstanding professional and academic qualifications in preparation for a career in science.

The Willis N. Baer Award. To the junior economics and business student who has shown the greatest improvement over a period of five terms. Established by the Epsilon Beta Alpha Society in honor of the first chairman of the Department of Economics and Business at Moravian College.

The James M. Beck Oratorical Prize. Established in 1892 by the former Solicitor General of the United States to encourage excellence in oratory.

The James M. Beck Shakespeare Essay Prize. For the best essay on a Shakespearean topic by a student.

The Biochemistry Prize. To a student who, in the judgment of the biochemistry faculty, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in biochemistry and shows potential for significant future contributions to biochemistry or related fields.

The Biological Sciences Prize. To the senior biology major with the highest cumulative GPA in biology.

The Timothy M. Breidegam Memorial Student Service Award. To the student who has unselfishly given his or her service to the College community, following the example of Timothy M. Breidegam '78.

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society Delta Chapter Award. To a graduating woman student for academic achievement and participation in extracurricular activities while preparing for a career in the education of youth.

The English Prize. To the graduating English major who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the discipline.

The Patricia Erskine Memorial Award. To the junior or senior Moravian College Theatre Company member who has contributed most to that organization.

The Albert Ferkel Jr. Memorial Prize. To a senior political science major for demonstrated service in raising awareness of social justice issues to his or her fellow students.

The Judith Green Memorial Prize. To a music student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and an exceptional talent in writing about music or has demonstrated excellence in musical scholarship and shows promise for future achievement.

The History Prize. To the history major who, in the judgment of the History Department, has demonstrated excellence in historical scholarship and shows the most promise of future achievement.

The Priscilla Payne Hurd Prize in Nursing. To a nursing student selected on the basis of "best of the class" in overall outcomes of academics, professionalism, student involvement in campus programming, athletics, and community care.

The Stuart S. Kulp Scholarship Prize in Chemistry. To a chemistry major who, in the judgment of the chemistry faculty, deserves recognition for superior academic achievement and demonstrates the potential to contribute to the field of chemistry.

The George Diamond Prizes. For the best academic essay, best personal essay, best short story, and best poem written by a student during each academic year. Also awarded for the best Writing 100 essays following both fall and spring terms.

The Leon Prokofy Leonovich Memorial Prize. To a member of the sophomore class who has shown significant growth and excellence in the study of music.

The Eugene Daniel Lucas Accounting Awards. To two junior or senior students (one man and one woman) majoring in accounting who have maintained high scholastic standing and show great promise in their chosen field of endeavor.

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award. To the outstanding accounting student in the graduating class. The award includes a two-year subscription to the Journal of Accounting.

The Psi Chi Service Award. To a Psi Chi member who has shown outstanding achievement, dedication, enthusiasm, and participation in the field of psychology.

The Marlyn A. Rader Memorial Prize in Mathematics. The recipient of the award must have completed at least six courses in mathematics at the College, including at least one 300-level course, and be among the top students whose mathematics cumulative grade point average is 3.7 or above. Normally, the recipient will be a senior.

The St. Luke's Hospital Award for Nursing Practice Excellence. To the nursing student who has demonstrated outstanding performance in practice excellence and professionalism.

The E. C. Schultz History Prize. To a student who has demonstrated distinction in historical scholarship and indicated a commitment to continued excellence and studies in the field, according to the wishes of Edward C. Schultz '62.

The Augustus Schultze Greek Prize. To the best student of second-year Greek.

The T. Edgar Shields Memorial Prize in Music. To a member of the graduating class for progress and proficiency in music studies.

The Edwin L. Stockton Prize in Economics and Business. To the senior who has achieved the highest cumulative GPA in the Department of Economics and Business.

The Ronald J. Stupak Award. To a student who, in the judgment of the political science faculty, has performed distinguished work in political science.

The Daniel W. Tereshko Memorial Prize in Studio Art. To the senior art major who has demonstrated outstanding creative, technical, and intellectual achievement in the field of studio art.

The George Tyler Award. To a graduate from the Comenius Center for Continuing, Professional, and Graduate Studies for academic excellence; for contribution to the institution, the community, or his or her profession; and for triumph over difficult circumstances encountered in pursuing a college degree.

The Steven K. Van Auken Memorial Prize in Music Performance. To a member of the junior class for notable achievement in vocal or instrumental performance.

The Zeta Psi Award. To the senior art major who, in the judgment of the art faculty, has demonstrated leadership ability while maintaining a superior scholastic record and outstanding artistic achievement.

The Zinzendorf Award. To the graduating senior English major with the highest cumulative GPA in English.