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Rewarding excellence, supporting scholarship.

Undergraduate Program Awards

Each year, each of the undergraduate academic programs within the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences recognizes outstanding students who exhibit academic excellence and embody the spirit, energy and core values that are central to our mission.

2015-16 Alexander Rose Memorial Award for Creative Writing
Brandy McCluskey

2015-16 Beatrice Kanigel Prize for Language and Literature
Brandy McCluskey

2015-16 Betty Tarpley Turner Award for English
Christy McCurdy

2015-16 Charles Fisher Award for History
John Lorenzana

2015-16 Donahoo Award for History
Audrey Hayes

2015-16 E. Halcott Turner Award for Jurisprudence
Christopher Noske

2015-16 Outstanding Student Awards (by program):

  • Applied Information Technology: Patrick Maynard
  • Digital Communication: Tinbit Alemayehu
  • English: Christy McCurdy
  • Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology: Stehle Harris
  • History: Stephanie Danesie
  • Integrated Arts: Lauren Hutcheson Smith
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Shannon Jones
  • Jurisprudence: Michael Eberle
  • Psychology: Hilary Keil
  • Simulation and Digital Entertainment: Leah Jennings

Graduate Program Awards

The Ampersand Award honors the graduate student whose work best exemplifies the spirit of the M.A. in Publications Design program: exceptional achievement in both writing and design. The award is granted by the Bobbye Gold Memorial Fund, established in memory of the wife of Ed Gold, professor emeritus.

2015-16 Ampersand Award
Jen Kristen Taylor

The Gold Award honors the graduate student who exhibits extraordinary creativity, energy and devotion to the ideals of the M.F.A. in Integrated Design program.The award was also established by Professor Emeritus Ed Gold, and named after him in recognition of his contributions to the program.

2015-16 Gold Award
Nicole Munchel

The Plork Award honors a graduate student whose work best exemplifies the spirit of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts program, exhibiting extraordinary creativity, originality and imagination in the integration of creative writing and book design.

2015-16 Plork Award
Amanda McCormick

Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Scholarship Fellows

Through this fellowship program, students have the opportunity to participate in scholarship (research or a creative activity) in partnership with faculty mentors, allowing Fellows to gain valuable learning experiences through participation in the major phases of research and creative activity projects.

To qualify, you must have earned at least 60 credit hours and at least a 3.0 grade point average in your major prior to the summer semester.

  • If selected, you'll work a minimum of 25 hours per week for eight weeks during the summer, assisting faculty on research or creative projects.
  • Collaborative teams of students and faculty will present their projects at local, regional, national academic conferences or publish the results in a professional journal.
  • Students from all disciplines are invited to submit an application, which must be endorsed by your faculty mentor. A faculty committee reviews the proposals and recommends awards to the dean.