Prizes and Scholarships

ACADEMIC PRIZES: awarded May 2018

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. Christopher Lamb ’18, Andrew  Domzal ’18, Benjamin Rejali ‘18 

The Dr. Loren C. Bronsen Award for Excellence in Classics, established by the family of Loren Bronsen, Class of 1973, to encourage undergraduate work in classics. Tristan Rolfe ‘18

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. Cait Mazzarella ’18

The Helen W. Clark Prize, awarded by the visual arts faculty for the best Plan of Concentration in the fine arts. Bo Brout ’18, Salvatore Annunziato ’18, Bella Ortiz-Wren ‘18

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. Eric Wefald ’20, Charlotte Nicholson ‘18

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. Lydia Nuhfer ‘19

The Freshman/Sophomore Essay Prize, given annually for the best essay written for a Marlboro course.  Anna Morrisey ‘20

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. Phoenix Bienemann ‘20

The Audrey Alley Gorton Award, given in memory of Audrey Gorton, Marlboro alumna and member of the faculty for 33 years, 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. Mercy Solbeck ‘19

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. Leni Charbonneau ’19

The Robert H. MacArthur Prize was established in 1973 in memory of Robert MacArthur, Class of 1951, and recently rededicated to Robert and also to John and to John and Robert’s parents, John and Olive MacArthur, who founded the science program at Marlboro College. The contest for the prize is in the form of a question or challenge offered to the entire student community. First place: Lydia Nuhfer ’19; tied for second place: Laura Wharton ’18, Della Dolcino ’20

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. Sam Amber ’18

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. Matteo Lanzarotta ’18

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. Christine Meehan MBA, Sarah Pidgeon MBA, Matthew Schaefer MATESOL

The Jo'an Noble Sterr Prize, for excellence in the study of, or practical effort to advance social or economic justice, is awarded to a junior or senior who has demonstrated 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. Fiona Craig ‘18, Amelia Fanelli ‘18

The Buck Turner Prize, awarded to a student who demonstrates excellence in the natural sciences, who uses interdisciplinary approaches, and who places his or her work in the context of larger questions. Margaret Hilliard ‘18

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. Helen Pinch ‘18

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. Lucy Hammond ‘18, Ben Rybisky ‘18

Scholarships 2017-18: Awarded January 2018 

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. Ricarrdo Valentine ’20 (older student), Margaret Hilliard ’18 (natural sciences)

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. Samuel Amber ’18, Roan Lee-Plunket ’18, Hannah McGowan ’18, Tristan Rolfe ’18, Avellana Ross ’19, Noah Strauss-Jenkins ’18

Lucy DeLaurentis Scholarship is awarded to a student who has overcome personal challenges to persist in studies at Marlboro College. The scholarship 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. Ian Bates ’19

Lillian Farber Scholarships are given to juniors or seniors whose Plans of Concentration demonstrate a passion for social justice. Fiona Craig ’18, Jennifer Hunt ’18, Caitlin Mazzarella ’18, Benjamin Rybisky ’18

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. Spencer Knickerbocker ’19

M. Brenn Greene Scholarships are awarded through the generosity of the late trustee, Brenn Greene. Jadian Bryan ’19, Kenneth Callahan ’20, Ren Cook ’18, Matteo Lanzarotta ’18, Autumn Merrill Mackin ’18, Hailey Mount ’20

The Wolf Kahn Scholarship is awarded annually to juniors or seniors who demonstrate talent in the visual arts. Ren Cook ’18

The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Scholarship is given annually to students from New England towns with populations of under 15,000. Hannah Chase ’19, Henry Robinson ’19

The Jean Crosby Markham Scholarship is given to a junior or senior who best exemplifies the grit and determination needed to complete his or her education. Karissa Wolivar ’18

The Warren R. Sisson Scholarship is awarded annually to an upper-class student for academic achievement and community service. Christopher Lamb ’18

The Robert Sheldon Stainton Scholarship is awarded annually to an upper-class student for academic achievement and community service. Charlotte Nicholson ’18

Thomas Thompson Trust Scholarships are awarded to full-time students for academic achievement who are Windham County residents. Erelyn Griffin ’20, Samuel Harrison ’20

The Hiro Watanabe Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior whose Plan of Concentration demonstrates a passion for the visual arts. Jadian Bryan ’19

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. Two or more scholarships are awarded. Sage Kampitsis ’19, Nathaniel Van Osdol ’20