Awards in the Humanities
S. Michael Eigen '87 Prize in Art History
Established by Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Eigen and awarded by the College on the recommendation of the Departments of Art and Art History to an outstanding art history major.
The Whitman Family Art History Prize
Awarded by the Departments of Art and Art History to a student who completes an outstanding project in an art history course.
Asian Studies Faculty Award
Awarded in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishment by a graduating senior in Asian Studies.
Helga B. Doblin Prize in Classics
Established to honor Helga B. Doblin, professor of German, linguistics, Greek, and Latin, 1966–81, and awarded to a senior classics major who has demonstrated academic excellence in ancient languages and literatures as well as classical civilization.
Edwin Moseley Prize in English
Established in honor of Edwin Moseley, provost and dean of faculty, 1961–78, and awarded to a senior in English who has shown outstanding promise as a literary critic, scholar or artist, and who intends to pursue graduate studies or a career in writing.
Frances Steloff Poetry Prize
Established by Miss Frances Steloff, longtime friend and benefactor of Skidmore College, and awarded annually to a student who has shown promise and superior work in the writing of poetry.
Denise Marcil '74 Prize for Fiction Writing
Awarded annually to a student for a fiction manuscript or set of manuscripts that reveal a sensitivity to theme, structure, characterization and language found in serious fiction written in English.
Sara Bennett '92 Prize for Fiction
Established in memory of Sara Bennett '92, and awarded to a student who has excelled in the writing of fiction.
Sally Chapman Thompson '48 Prize in Literature
Established by Kenneth Thompson in memory of Sally Chapman Thompson '48, and awarded to the student who has excelled as a critic or scholar during his/her career as an English major.
E. Beverly Field Gender Studies Award
Established in honor of E. Beverly Field, professor of biology, 1943–74, by Sabra J. Hook and the Women's Studies Committee, and given annually to a student who submits the most outstanding paper or project in the area of gender studies.
Cooper-Barnett Prize in Philosophy
Established by E. Darnell Rucker, professor of philosophy, 1968–91, and Joy Barnett Rucker, and friends of Mary Cooper Barnett, and awarded to an outstanding senior student with a major or combined major in philosophy.
Mary Zeiss Stange Award in Religion
Established in honor of Mary Zeiss Stange, professor of women's studies and religion, 1990–2016, by the Religious Studies Department and awarded annually in recognition of outstanding accomplishment by a senior major.
World Languages and Literatures
Awarded in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishment by a junior or senior student of Chinese language and literature in the Department of World Languages and Literatures.
Lynne L. Gelber Prize in French
Awarded to an outstanding senior French major in the Department of World Languages and Literatures.
Consulate General Prize in German
Awarded to an outstanding student of German in the Department of World Languages and Literatures.
The Dante Award
Awarded for outstanding accomplishment by a student in Italian.
Awarded in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishment by a junior or senior student of Japanese language and literature in the Department of World Languages and Literatures.
Sonja P. Karsen Prize in Spanish
Established in honor of Sonja P. Karsen, Professor of Spanish, 1957–87, by the Department of World Languages and Literatures, and awarded annually in recognition of outstanding accomplishment by a senior major.