Prizes

Bernhard Blume Award

The Bernhard Blume Award for excellence in the study of Germanic languages and literatures was established in 1969 by an anonymous donor in honor of Bernhard Blume, Kuno Francke Professor of German Art and Culture, Emeritus.

A financial award is given to the graduating Senior concentrator in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, or in the Program of History and Literature, provided the major field is German, who has written the best honors thesis and whose performance in courses offered toward concentration is of equal merit.

There is no competition for this award; recipients are selected by a departmental faculty committee.

Einar and Eva Haugen Prize

Following the retirement of the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Scandinavian and Linguistics, Einar Haugen, the Boston Chapter of the American-Scandinavian Foundation voted to establish a prize in honor of Einar and Eva Haugen. The prize of approximately $500 is awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student for excellence in the field of Scandinavian languages and literatures.

Inquiries for this prize may be addressed to Professor Stephen Mitchell in Barker Center 365. Deadlines will be announced during the spring term.

Carl Schurz Prize

This prize, established in 1924 by a member of the Committee to Visit the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, is for the purchase of books. It is awarded to the freshman in German A, not on financial aid, who passes the highest examination in elementary German at the mid-year examination. The winner will not have studied German before enrollment in the course.

When this prize is awarded, the Elizabeth Wilder Prize is not given.

Elizabeth Wilder Prize

A prize of approximately $1,000, from a fund established under the will of Elizabeth Wilder, is offered to the freshman needing financial aid who passes the highest examination in elementary German at the mid-year examination. Freshmen in German A who have not studied German before enrollment in the course will be considered for either this prize or the Carl Schurz Prize.

In the years when the Elizabeth Wilder Prize is awarded, the Carl Schurz Prize will not be given.

George B. Sohier Prize

This prize, founded by Waldo Higginson, of the Class of 1833, in memory of George Brimmer Sohier, of the Class of 1852, is exactly $250, given for the best thesis containing approximately 10,000 words of text presented by a successful candidate for Honors in English or Modern Literature and in certain cases History and Literature. The competition is open to undergraduates. Theses for this prize will be considered without special application by the student.