Prizes and Awards

​The Department of History announces the following prizes for essays judged by the Department to be of distinguished quality. All entries must be submitted electronically to gigi.stpeter@trincoll.edu by Wednesday, April 11, 2012, or sooner.
 
D.G.BRINTON THOMPSON PRIZE IN AMERICAN HISTORY – $500
 
Open to all classes. This award is to a paper of at least 15 pages considered by the Department to be an excellent one in the field of American history
 
MILES A.TUTTLE PRIZE – $700
 
Competition for this prize is open to members of the senior class only. It will be awarded for papers and theses written independently or in a course or seminar. The prize will be awarded to the student whose paper is judged to be best in any field of History. Papers should be at least 15 pages in length.
 
GEORGE B.COOPER PRIZE IN BRITISH HISTORY – $300
 
Awarded to the senior who has done the best work in British history at Trinity. The prize was established in 1976 by D.G.Brinton Thompson,  Charles H. Northam Professor emeritus and a former Chairman of the History Department.
 
FERGUSON PRIZE IN HISTORY – First Prize, $550; Second Prize, $450
 
Students in all classes are eligible to apply for this prize. Essays of at least 15 pages written independently or for courses and seminars are eligible for consideration.
 
GEORGE J.MEAD PRIZE IN HISTORY – $250
 
Awarded to an outstanding history major in the freshman or sophomore class.
 
GEORGE J. MEAD PRIZE IN HISTORY FOR SCHOLARSHIP IN NON-ENGLISH SOURCES – $150
 
Awarded to a thesis based in part on sources in a language other than English.