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2020 Award Recipients


Sosina Abuhay ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Joel Adade ’22

The Donald A. Hamilton Prize Scholarship
The Donald A. Hamilton Prize Scholarship, established by the family and friends of Donald A. Hamilton, Class of 1924, is awarded to a junior who has displayed leadership, creativity, and determination in the classroom and in extracurricular activities, and who has made exceptional academic improvement in the previous year.

Yenesis Alvarez ’22

The Hutton Essay Prize
The Hutton Essay Prize, established by the Rev. William Hutton, Class of 1864, is awarded to the sophomore submitting the best essay on an assigned subject in history, translations, or literature of the Bible. 

James Argo ’22

The Benjamin Walworth Arnold Prize Scholarship
The Benjamin Walworth Arnold Prize Scholarship, established by Mrs. Benjamin Walworth Arnold in memory of her husband, provides three prize scholarships. One is awarded annually to a member of the sophomore, junior, and senior class who, in the preceding year, has achieved the best record in college coursework.

Sarah Bargamian ’22

The Winslow Prize in Romance Languages (Hispanic Studies)
The Winslow Prize in Romance Languages, established by William Copley Winslow, Class of 1862, is awarded to a member of the junior class attaining the greatest proficiency in romance languages while in college. 

Sambat Bhandari ’23

The Lawrence K. Yourtee Prize Scholarship
The Lawrence K. Yourtee Prize Scholarship, established by friends and former students in honor of Professor Yourtee, who taught chemistry at Hamilton from 1948 to 1982, is awarded to the student who has shown the greatest improvement in general chemistry in the first year.

Kathryn Biedermann ’22

The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing
The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing were established in 2001 by A. Barrett Seaman, Class of 1967 and a trustee of the College, and by his father, Alfred J. Seaman, Jr. Recipients must be sophomores who demonstrate excellence in writing, richness and clarity of thinking, and the ability to effectively communicate to a wide audience. 

George Brady ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Casey Brown ’22

The Dr. Edward Fitch Prize in Latin
The Dr. Edward Fitch Prize in Latin, founded by E. Root Fitch, Class of 1886, is awarded annually to that student who, on completion of one or two years of Latin, has maintained the best record in that subject. To be eligible for the award, the appointee must elect Latin in the following year. 

Aurora Cai ’21

The Edward Huntington Memorial Mathematical Prize Scholarship
The Edward Huntington Memorial Mathematical Prize Scholarship, established by Alexander C. Soper, Class of 1867, is awarded to a senior who has excelled in mathematics and who elects a course in that discipline during the senior year.

Ellen Chinchilli ’21

The Marcel Moraud Memorial Prize Scholarship
The Marcel Moraud Memorial Prize Scholarship, established by family and friends in memory of Professor Moraud, who taught French at Hamilton from 1951 to 1982, is awarded to the senior majoring in French and returning from the Junior Year in France Program who demonstrates academic excellence, strength of character, and a sense of humor. 

Philip Chivily ’23

The Vrooman Prize Scholarship
The Vrooman Prize Scholarship, established through the generosity of John W. Vrooman, is awarded to a rising sophomore who has achieved academic excellence and who has enrolled in at least one course in the Classics Department. 

Sarah Downey ’21

The Linda Aqua Strobel Memorial Teaching Prize in Mathematics
The Linda Aqua Strobel Memorial Teaching Prize in Mathematics, established in memory of Linda Aqua Strobel K’72, is awarded to a math tutor who demonstrates exceptional ability and commitment to helping others learn and excel in the study of mathematics. The recipient receives the designation of head math tutor. 

Anna Edelson ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Annika Enzien ’23

The Dwight N. Lindley Prize
The Dwight N. Lindley Prize, established in honor of Dwight N. Lindley, Class of 1942 and a professor of English at Hamilton from 1952 to 1986, provides an award for the best essay written during the academic year in an introductory-level course in English-language literature. 

Justin Felhaber ’21

The Captain Gerald FitzGerald Dale Senior Scholarship
The Captain Gerald FitzGerald Dale Senior Scholarship is awarded to a senior who has completed the junior year with distinction in literature, language, music, science, or social science and ranks in the top tenth of the class. In addition, the student must have demonstrated promise for useful citizenship by character, standing among fellow students, and contributing to the extracurricular life of the College. 

Lindsay Gearty ’21

The Leo Mackta Prize in Physics
The Leo Mackta Prize in Physics, established in honor of Dr. Leo Mackta by his daughter, Betsy Mackta Scott, Kirkland College Class of 1972, and her husband, Thomas J. Scott, Jr., is awarded to a student who excels in applied physics. 

Max Gersch ’23

The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character, and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements. 

Max Gersch ’23

The Grant ’21 and Silas ’52 Keehn Prize Scholarship
The Grant ’21 and Silas ’52 Keehn Prize Scholarship honors the memory of Grant Keehn, Class of 1921, a distinguished businessman and former chairman of the Board of Trustees, and his son Silas Keehn, Class of 1952, a trustee of the College. It is awarded after the first year to students who have demonstrated notably strong characteristics of leadership and who are in good academic standing. 

Max Gersch ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Alexandra Golub ’21

The Edward Huntington Memorial Mathematical Prize Scholarship
The Edward Huntington Memorial Mathematical Prize Scholarship, established by Alexander C. Soper, Class of 1867, is awarded to a senior who has excelled in mathematics and who elects a course in that discipline during the senior year. 

Juan Guerra ’23

The Class of 1990 Scholarship
The Class of 1990 Scholarship was established to support a multicultural student who has demonstrated academic success in his or her first year at Hamilton.

Joseph Han ’22

The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing
The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing were established in 2001 by A. Barrett Seaman, Class of 1967 and a trustee of the College, and by his father, Alfred J. Seaman, Jr. Recipients must be sophomores who demonstrate excellence in writing, richness and clarity of thinking, and the ability to effectively communicate to a wide audience. 

Clara Harding ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Zander Harpel ’23

The CRC Press - First-Year Prize in Chemistry
The CRC Press - First-Year Prize in Chemistry, donated by CRC Press, is awarded to a rising sophomore who has demonstrated excellence in chemistry. 

Zander Harpel ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Nicholas Hawkins ’23

The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character, and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.

Abigail Henkel ’21

The Winslow Prize in Romance Languages (French)
The Winslow Prize in Romance Languages, established by William Copley Winslow, Class of 1862, is awarded to a member of the junior class attaining the greatest proficiency in romance languages while in college. 

Gianni Hill ’21

The Robert A. Bankert, Jr. Prize Scholarship
The Robert A. Bankert, Jr. Prize Scholarship was established in 1970 in memory of Robert A. Bankert, Jr., Class of 1970, by his family and friends. Preference is given to a student who has evidenced broad-based extracurricular involvement and who, at the beginning of the junior year, has shown the greatest improvement in academic average.

Aidan Holmgren ’23

The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character, and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.

Aidan Holmgren ’23

The Grant ’21 and Silas ’52 Keehn Prize Scholarship
The Grant ’21 and Silas ’52 Keehn Prize Scholarship honors the memory of Grant Keehn, Class of 1921, a distinguished businessman and former chairman of the Board of Trustees, and his son Silas Keehn, Class of 1952, a trustee of the College. It is awarded after the first year to students who have demonstrated notably strong characteristics of leadership and who are in good academic standing. 

Aidan Holmgren ’23

The Winslow Prize in Greek
The Winslow Prize in Greek, established by William Copley Winslow, Class of 1862, is awarded to the member of the sophomore class attaining the greatest proficiency in Greek for the year. 

Brooke Kessler ’22

The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing
The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing were established in 2001 by A. Barrett Seaman, Class of 1967 and a trustee of the College, and by his father, Alfred J. Seaman, Jr. Recipients must be sophomores who demonstrate excellence in writing, richness and clarity of thinking, and the ability to effectively communicate to a wide audience. 

Josef Komissar ’22

The Oren Root , Jr. Prize Scholarship
The Oren Root, Jr. Prize Scholarships, established by friends of Professor Root, who taught mathematics at Hamilton from 1860 to 1862 and again from 1880 to 1907, are awarded to the two juniors who have the best records in mathematics during their first and second years, and who continue that subject through the junior year. 

Taron Kui ’22

The Oren Root, Jr. Prize Scholarship
The Oren Root, Jr. Prize Scholarships, established by friends of Professor Root, who taught mathematics at Hamilton from 1860 to 1862 and again from 1880 to 1907, are awarded to the two juniors who have the best records in mathematics during their first and second years, and who continue that subject through the junior year.

Brendan Magill ’23

The Benjamin Walworth Arnold Prize Scholarship
The Benjamin Walworth Arnold Prize Scholarship, established by Mrs. Benjamin Walworth Arnold in memory of her husband, provides three prize scholarships. One is awarded annually to a member of the sophomore, junior, and senior class who, in the preceding year, has achieved the best record in college coursework.

Brendan Magill ’23

The Brockway Prize
The Brockway Prize, established by A. Norton Brockway, Class of 1857, is awarded to that member of the first-year class who has the best academic record. 

Brendan Magill ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Jeffery Martinez ’21

The Dr. Edward Fitch Prize in Greek
The Dr. Edward Fitch Prize in Greek, founded by E. Root Fitch, Class of 1886, is awarded annually to that student who, on completion of one year of Greek, has maintained the best record in that subject. To be eligible for the award, the appointee must elect Greek in the following year. 

Nathalie Martinez ’23

The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character, and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.

Nathalie Martinez ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Nathalie Martinez ’23

The Winslow Prize in Latin
The Winslow Prize in Latin, established by William Copley Winslow, Class of 1862, is awarded to the member of the first-year class attaining the greatest proficiency in Latin for the year. 

Satchel McLaughlin ’22

The Ann Miller Harden Prize Scholarship
The Ann Miller Harden Prize Scholarship, established in memory of Ann Miller Harden in 1993 by her husband and longtime trustee David E. Harden, Class of 1948, is awarded to the outstanding woman painter at the end of her sophomore year.

Andie Mechanic ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Yueyang Meng ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Tyler Meshkinyar ’23

The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character, and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.

Lauren Neese ’23

The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character, and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.

Riley Nichols ’21

The Matthew Houlihan Prize Scholarship
The Matthew Houlihan Prize Scholarship, made possible by an annual gift from the Matthew Houlihan Foundation, was established in 2002 in memory of Matthew Houlihan, Class of 2003. It is awarded to a rising senior who demonstrates solid academic achievement (minimum 3.0 GPA), strong extracurricular involvement, a loyal commitment to classmates, exemplary school citizenship, and unselfish devotion to Hamilton.

Alexander Ogur ’23

The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character, and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.

Francesca Parson ’21

The Arthur W. Soper Prize Scholarship in Latin
The Arthur W. Soper Prize Scholarship in Latin, established by Arthur W. Soper, M.A. (Hon.) 1893, is awarded to a senior who has excelled in Latin and who elects a course in the discipline during the senior year. 

Hannah Petersen ’22

The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing
The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing were established in 2001 by A. Barrett Seaman, Class of 1967 and a trustee of the College, and by his father, Alfred J. Seaman, Jr. Recipients must be sophomores who demonstrate excellence in writing, richness and clarity of thinking, and the ability to effectively communicate to a wide audience. 

Duc Pham ’21

The Willard Bostwick Marsh Prize Scholarship
The Willard Bostwick Marsh Prize Scholarships, established by Willard B. Marsh, Class of 1912, in memory of President Melancthon Woolsey Stryker, Class of 1872, are awarded to juniors and seniors who have maintained a scholastic average of at least B since entering the College. 

Hannah Reck ’22

The Oren Root, Jr. Prize Scholarship
The Oren Root, Jr. Prize Scholarships, established by friends of Professor Root, who taught mathematics at Hamilton from 1860 to 1862 and again from 1880 to 1907, are awarded to the two juniors who have the best records in mathematics during their first and second years, and who continue that subject through the junior year. 

Allison Reed ’23

The CRC Press - First-Year Prize in Chemistry
The CRC Press - First-Year Prize in Chemistry, donated by CRC Press, is awarded to a rising sophomore who has demonstrated excellence in chemistry. 

Gabriana Rosario Guerrero ’23

The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character, and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.

Sana Salimi ’22

The Willard Bostwick Marsh Prize Scholarship
The Willard Bostwick Marsh Prize Scholarships, established by Willard B. Marsh, Class of 1912, in memory of President Melancthon Woolsey Stryker, Class of 1872, are awarded to juniors and seniors who have maintained a scholastic average of at least B since entering the College. 

Jack Scacco ’21

The Rusty Smith Memorial Teaching Prize in Computer Science
The Rusty Smith Memorial Teaching Prize in Computer Science, established in memory of Russell G. Smith III, Class of 1995, is awarded to that concentrator selected as being most committed to helping other students of computer science through shared learning. The recipient receives the designation of head departmental teaching assistant.

Trevor Scheuing ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Hazel Schrader ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Alexandra Seewald ’23

The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character, and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.

Sara Shedroff ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Summer Sheng ’21

The Benjamin Walworth Arnold Prize Scholarship
The Benjamin Walworth Arnold Prize Scholarship, established by Mrs. Benjamin Walworth Arnold in memory of her husband, provides three prize scholarships. One is awarded annually to a member of the sophomore, junior, and senior class who, in the preceding year, has achieved the best record in college coursework.

Theodore Simson ’21

The Duell German Prize Scholarship
The Duell German Prize Scholarship, established by the Honorable Charles Holland Duell, Class of 1871, is awarded to a senior who has excelled in the study of German and who elects an advanced course in that subject during the senior year.

Lara Speer ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Julia Stevens ’21

The Chauncey S. Truax Prize Scholarship in Greek
The Chauncey S. Truax Prize Scholarship in Greek is awarded to the senior who has stood highest in the study of Greek for the first three years with an average grade of no less than 85. Preference is given to candidates who entered Hamilton as first-year students with credit in Greek. 

Merrill Storch ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Hannah Terao ’23

The Dwight N. Lindley Prize
The Dwight N. Lindley Prize, established in honor of Dwight N. Lindley, Class of 1942 and a professor of English at Hamilton from 1952 to 1986, provides an award for the best essay written during the academic year in an introductory-level course in English-language literature. 

Anthony Thompson ’23

The Class of 1990 Scholarship
The Class of 1990 Scholarship was established to support a multicultural student who has demonstrated academic success in his or her first year at Hamilton. 

Anika Tullos ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Gregory Varney ’22

The Winslow Prize in Romance Languages (Hispanic Studies)
The Winslow Prize in Romance Languages, established by William Copley Winslow, Class of 1862, is awarded to a member of the junior class attaining the greatest proficiency in romance languages while in college. 

Clara Walling ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study. 

Eileen Wilcox ’21

The Leo Mackta Prize in Physics
The Leo Mackta Prize in Physics, established in honor of Dr. Leo Mackta by his daughter, Betsy Mackta Scott, Kirkland College Class of 1972, and her husband, Thomas J. Scott, Jr., is awarded to a student who excels in applied physics.

Maeve Zimmerman ’23

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study.

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