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Academic Prizes and Scholarships

Academic Prizes: Awarded May 2019

The Roland W. Boyden Prize is given by the humanities faculty to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the humanities. Roland Boyden was a founding faculty member of the college, acting president, dean, and trustee. Anna Morrissey

The Dr. Loren C. Bronson Award for Excellence in Classics was established by the family of Loren Bronson, Class of 1973, to encourage undergraduate work in classics. Aeddon Cayea

The Arthur D Butler Prize was established in 2008 in honor of Arthur D. Butler, professor of economics, provost of SUNY/Buffalo, and president of Housing Opportunities Made Equal. Butler grants provide support to juniors and seniors whose Plan of Concentration includes the study of poverty and social policy. Eric Wefald

The Helen W. Clark Prize is awarded by the visual arts faculty for the best Plan of Concentration in the fine arts. Henry Robinson

The William Davisson Prize, created by the Town Meeting Select board and named in honor of Will Davisson, who served as a faculty member for 18 years and as a trustee for 22 years, is awarded to one or more students for extraordinary contributions to the Marlboro community. Della Dolcino, Nick Creel

The Robert E. Engel Award established in 2011 in honor of Bob Engel, Marlboro faculty member for 36 years, is awarded to a student who demonstrates Bob’s passion for the natural world and his keen powers of observation and inquiry as a natural historian. Daniel Medeiros, Hailey Mount

The Freshman/Sophomore Essay Prize, given annually for the best essay written for a Marlboro course. Aaron Damon-Rush, Emmanuel Miller

The Jedediah Adam Leland Fels (JALF) Award, established in 2015 in memory of Jed (Adam) Fels, class of 1992, recognizes a second semester freshman or a sophomore who demonstrates a passion for the literary and/or dramatic arts and whose sense of humor and unique or even provocative community presence embodies the core values of the college. Adara Miter

The Audrey Alley Gorton Award, given in memory of Audrey Gorton, Marlboro alumna and member of the faculty for 33 years, goes to the student who best reflects the Gorton qualities of: passion for reading, an independence of critical judgment, fastidious attention to matters of style, and a gift for intelligent conversation. Emmanuel Miller

The Ryan Larsen Memorial Prize was established in 2006 in memory of Ryan Jeffrey Larsen, who felt transformed by the opportunities to learn and grow within the embrace of the Marlboro College community. It is awarded annually to a junior or senior who best reflects Ryan’s qualities of philosophical curiosity, creativity, compassion and spiritual inquiry. Janelle Kesner, Clayton Clemetson, Leni Charbonneau

The Ellen McCulloch-Lovell Prize was established in 2015 in honor of Ellen’s 11 years as president of Marlboro College. The prize commemorates Ellen’s passion for education and the arts, lived out through her professional career and published poetry. The prize recognizes accomplishment and potential in writing across genres including fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and creative non-fiction and encourages emerging writers to keep developing their craft. Annalise Guidry, Phoenix Beineman

The Sally and Valerio Montanari Theater Prize is awarded annually to a graduating senior who has made the greatest overall contribution to the pursuit of excellence in theater production. Cary Russell

The President’s Award is given annually to one or more graduate students who exhibit exceptional work and consistent excellence, who produce work that is complex in nature and execution, has potential for significant impact, and exhibits personal growth and transformation. Sarah Brock, Mark Cormier, Judy Dow, Anita Helman

The Jo’an Noble Sterr Prize, is awarded to a junior or senior who has demonstrated excellence and a strong commitment to social and economic justice through their Plan of Concentration and/or civic engagement on the Marlboro campus or at the local, state, national, or international level. Yoni Bork

The Buck Turner Prize is awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in the natural sciences, who use interdisciplinary approaches, and who place their work in the context of larger questions. Kenny Callahan, Lydia Nuhfer

The Hilly van Loon Prize, established by the Class of 2000 in honor of Hilly van Loon, Marlboro class of 1962 and staff member for 23 years, is given to the senior who best reflects Hilly’s wisdom, compassion, community involvement, quiet dedication to the spirit of Marlboro College, joy in writing, and celebration of life. Kristin Thompson

The Rebecca Willow Prize, established in 2008 in memory of Rebecca Willow, class of 1995, is awarded to a student whose presence brings personal integrity and kindness to the community and who unites an interest in human history and culture with a passion for the natural world. Avellana Ross

The Lucy DeLaurentis Memorial Prize is awarded to a student who has overcome personal challenges to persist in studies at Marlboro College. The prize is a memorial to Lucy, a 2010 graduate, who, despite working through hospitalizations to complete her Plan, was a presence and force on the Marlboro campus and considered her time here the best years of her adult life. Cary Russell

Scholarships 2018-19: Awarded January 2019

The George I. Alden Trust supports two scholarships given annually, one to an older student who has returned to school and the other to a student who shows promise of excellence in the natural sciences. Charles Mainwaring, Kenny Callahan

Christopher Boeth Scholarships are given to juniors or seniors whose Plans of Concentration are in the field of literature or writing, and who have demonstrated a gift for and an appreciation of the usage of language. Avellana Ross, Asa Shadis

Lillian Farber Scholarships are given to juniors or seniors whose Plans of Concentration demonstrate a passion for social justice. Sage Kampitsis

The John Kenneth Galbraith Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who shows the promise of excellence in the fields of literature, economics, or social policy. Yoni Bork

M. Brenn Greene Scholarships are awarded through the generosity of the late trustee, Brenn Greene. Alta Millar, Vito Staniscia, Izzy Swarbrick, Drew Daniels, Shelby Jimenez, Nathanial Weeks

The Wolf Kahn Scholarship is awarded annually to juniors or seniors who demonstrate talent in the visual arts. Sam Harrison, Sierra Siebold, Jadian Bryan

The Jean Crosby Markham Scholarship is given to a junior or senior who best exemplifies the grit and determination needed to complete their education. Cary Russell, Mercy Solebeck

The Warren R. Sisson Scholarship is awarded annually to an upper-class student for academic achievement and community service. Hailey Mount

The Robert Sheldon Stainton Scholarship is awarded annually to an upper-class student for academic achievement and community service. Daniel Medeiros

Thomas Thompson Trust Scholarships are awarded to full-time students for academic achievement who are Windham County residents. Erelyn Griffin, Spencer Knickerbocker

The Hiro Watanabe Scholarship is awarded to a Junior or Senior whose Plan of Concentration demonstrates a passion for the Visual Arts. Henry Robinson

The Windham Community Scholarships are awarded annually to freshmen or sophomores from Vermont who in the opinion of the faculty demonstrate exceptional potential for upper-level academic work. Adara Miter, Mariah Matyas, Mikee Tobin

The Centro Espiral Mana Fellowship, in partnership with the Costa Rican school by the same name, is offered to TESOL students who have participated in a program conducted their campus in San Ramon, Costa Rica. Alejandra Araujo, Mark Cromier, Elvis Fuentes, Kiara Pineda Amador

The John Dewey Award, in honor of Vermont native John Dewey’s inspired contributions to the field of education, recognizes incoming graduate students who have served others through engaged teaching practices. Judy Dow, Joseph Frigo, Juan Mitre, Michael Schlenoff, John Wagner

The English for Refugees Fellowship, in partnership with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), is awarded to educators interested in teaching English to help people build independent and dignified lives. Emily Engott, Anita Helman, Marcus Jones

The Greater Good Award recognizes incoming graduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to community through national service, participating in at least one year of full-time service through a federal program. Megan Lumnah, Genna Williams

The Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship offers Returned Peace Corp Volunteers the opportunity to earn a graduate degree and to gain valuable professional experience through internships in underserved communities in the U.S. Luiz Batista, Alison Foley

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