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    Macalester College
   
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018

Scholarships and Special Endowed Funds


 

The scholarships, prizes, and endowed professorships listed on these pages have been created at Macalester College by the generous gifts of donors. Some of these funds have been contributed to allow the establishment of endowed professorships that further Macalester’s commitment to the highest academic standards among the faculty. Income from funds contributed for prizes is awarded annually in recognition of a student’s scholastic achievements, accomplishments and proficiency.

The income from scholarship funds is awarded by the Macalester Financial Aid Office. The funds are awarded to outstanding students-usually juniors and seniors-who have applied for financial assistance and who demonstrate the need for this assistance in order to avail themselves of a Macalester education. (For information on financial assistance, consult the Admission, Expenses and Financial Aid  section.)

Only those scholarships funded fully or in part by DeWitt Wallace are listed here. Many of them are the result of a challenge Mr. Wallace made, whereby he matched contributions to endowed scholarships. Through an agreement with Mr. Wallace, Macalester is required to publish the principal of each fund.

3M (1967). Established by the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company of St. Paul. Principal, $32,016.

Anstice T. Abbott (1962). Established by the national Wood’s School Alumnae Association for an elementary education major. Principal, $13,558.

Roy C. Abbott (1958). Established by the former treasurer of the Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. Principal, $3,193.

Barclay Acheson (1959). Established by members of his family in memory of Dr. Acheson, who was director of Near East Relief and, later, of the International Editions of the Reader’s Digest. A 1910 graduate of Macalester, he served on the Board of Trustees (1937-57). Principal, $37,841.

William R. Adams (1959). Established by William R. Adams, president of St. Regis Paper Company. Principal, $6,399.

Admirer of Wallace (1968). Established by an anonymous donor to honor DeWitt and Lila Wallace. Principal, $26,428.

Horace M. Albright (1961). Established by Horace M. Albright, nationally known conservationist and former director of National Park Service. Principal, $6,391.

Alexander International Education Fund (1964). Established by Hugh S. Alexander, Macalester Class of 1899, his wife, Florence A., and his daughter, Vida R., Class of 1927. Principal, $169,746.

Hugh S. Alexander (1957). Established by friends and former students of Dr. Alexander, professor of geology at Macalester. Principal, $5,313.

Isabelle Strong Allen (1962). Established by John W. Leslie, chairman of the board, Signode Steel Strapping Company, Chicago, Illinois. Principal, $22,407.

Alumni Board (2002). The Alumni Board Scholarship Fund was established through the generosity of DeWitt Wallace, directors of the 2001/02 Alumni Association Board of Directors and former directors, and members of the Class of 1973, to support students who qualify for financial aid and are selected by the director of financial aid. Principal, $365,003.

American Cyanamid Company (1962). Established by the American Cyanamid Company. For upperclassmen who are taking a premedical course in preparation for entrance to a medical school. Principal, $63,872.

American Friends of the Middle East (1963). Established by American Friends of the Middle East for a student attending Macalester from a Middle Eastern country. Principal, $13,349.

William R. Angell Foundation Biology (1957). Established by the foundation in Detroit named for the president of Continental Motors Corporation, Muskegon, Michigan. For students majoring in biology. Principal, $22,239.

David G. Baird (1967). Established by the Winfield Baird Foundation at the suggestion of New York banker David G. Baird. Principal, $335,402.

Julian Baird (1967). Established by the First National Bank of St. Paul to honor its former president who served as Under Secretary of the Treasury under President Eisenhower. Principal, $32,331.

Clarence D. Baker-Dr. James Wallace (1958). Established by Harry D. Baker, president of the Baker Land and Title Company of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, in memory of his brother, Clarence D. Baker, Class of 1898, and of Macalester’s fifth president, Dr. James Wallace. To be paid twice annually, when most needed by beneficiaries, to deserving rural students with satisfactory scholastic records and outstanding reputation for industry and integrity, and who show determination to make their own expenses as far as possible. Principal, $15,968.

George F. Baker Trust (1967). Established by the George F. Baker Trust of New York City. For young men and women of the highest overall promise. Principal, $313,679.

Baldwin Paper Company (1963). Established by the Baldwin Paper Company of New York City. Principal, $17,879.

Bruce Barton (1957). Established by the New York advertising executive, author, and former United States Representative. For a student of high scholastic standing who has shown unusual qualities of leadership. Principal, $27,778.

William Benton (1957). Established by the chairman of the board of Encyclopedia Britannica and former United States Senator and Assistant Secretary of State. For students of unusual ability who plan a career in government. Principal, $33,212.

Frank Stanley Beveridge (1958). Established by the Frank Stanley Beveridge Foundation in memory of the founder of Stanley Home Products, Westfield, Massachusetts. Principal, $6,391.

Frank M. Bitetto (1964). Established by Frank M. Bitetto, Thunder Hill Drive, Stamford, Connecticut. Principal, $3,193.

Douglas M. Black (1959). Established by Douglas M. Black of Doubleday & Company, Inc., book publishers, New York City. Principal, $7,661.

Eugene R. Black (1959). Established by the former president of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Washington, D.C. Principal, $4,150.

Frederick O. Bohen (1959). Established by the chairman of the Meredith Publishing Company, Des Moines, Iowa, publishers of Better Homes and Gardens and Successful Farming. Principal, $6,391.

Lee H. Bristol Memorial (1962). Established by the former chairman of the board of Bristol-Myers Company. Principal, $17,497.

Charles H. Brower (1963). Established by the chairman of the board of Batten, Barton, Durstine and Osborn, Inc. Principal, $13,414.

Burlington Northern (1967). Established by the Northern Pacific Railway Company of St. Paul. Principal, $31,903.

John S. Campbell (1959). Established by Mr. Campbell, Macalester Class of 1913 and former president of Malt-O-Meal Company of Minneapolis. Principal, $58,424.

Cass Canfield (1965). Established by the former chairman of Harper & Row, New York City. Principal, $6,418.

George E. Carlson (1964). Established by Robert W. Carlson, president of the Minnesota Rubber Company, in honor of his father. For a student majoring in one of the natural or physical sciences, with preference given to children of employees of the Minnesota Rubber Company. Principal, $127,802.

Dale Carnegie Memorial (1959). Established by Dorothy Carnegie, president of Dale Carnegie and Associates, Garden City, New York. Principal, $48,540.

Bennett Cerf (1959). Established by the chairman of Random House Book Publishers for students majoring in English literature. Principal, $118,496.

George Champion (1964). Established by the chairman of the board of Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City. Principal, $8,965.

Chemical Bank (1967). Established by the Chemical Bank of New York City. Principal, $32,231.

Colby Mitchell Chester (1958). Established by the chairman of the board of General Foods Corporation, New York City. Principal, $15,082.

Church Vocation (2001). To be awarded to a student majoring or intending to major in religious studies, with preference given to students planning a vocation in Christian service, preferably Presbyterian. Established by combining four scholarships endowed in 1926, 1953, 1963 and 1965 by the congregations of First Presbyterian Church of Merriam Park, Merriam Lexington Presbyterian Church and Macalester Presbyterian Church-made possible by the merger in 2000 of Merriam Lexington Presbyterian Church and Macalester Plymouth United Church. Principal, $30,956.

Blake Clark (1963). Established by Mr. Clark, Capitol Car Distributors, Ltd., Takoma Park, Maryland. Principal, $6,391.

Glenn Clark (1963). Established by friends and alumni in memory of Professor Clark, chairman of the English department and track coach at Macalester (1912-44). Principal, $75,020.

Class of 1927 (1957). Established by members of the Macalester Class of 1927. Principal, $7,933.

Class of 1960 (1960). Established by members of the Macalester Class of 1960. Principal, $72,205.

Class of 1962 (1962). Established by members of the Macalester Class of 1962. Principal, $3,880.

Class of 1963 Eugene Craven Memorial (1963). Established by members of the Macalester Class of 1963 and Sharon Ellies Craven ‘64, in memory of Eugene Craven ‘63, for a student who will study abroad. Principal, $10,261.

Homer P. Cochran (1963). Established by the senior vice president of the Morgan Guaranty Trust Co., New York City. Principal, $12,774.

William Rogers Coe (1967). Established by the New York financier for a student interested in American studies. Principal, $15,989.

A. L. Cole (1957). Established by the vice president and director of the Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. Principal, $45,989.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (1967). Established by the Colgate-Palmolive Company, New York City, for male students who plan a business career. Principal, $15,996.

John C. Cornelius (1958). Established by the Minneapolis advertising executive and former president of the American Heritage Foundation. Principal, $7,280.

Edwin V. Coulter (1961). Established by Multi-Clean Products, Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota, to honor its president. Principal, $17,780.

Mary M. Coulter (1971). Established by bequest in the will of Edwin V. Coulter to honor his wife. Principal, $12,716.

Gardner Cowles (1971). Established by the chairman, Cowles Communications, Inc. Principal, $30,662.

Ira L. Crawford (1903). Established by his brothers and sisters in memory of Ira L. Crawford, a pioneer of Rock County, Minnesota. Principal, $3,183.

Charles A. Dana (1962). Established by the industrialist. Awarded only to students in the upper three classes of the College. Principal, $63,872.

Victoria David Memorial (1960). Established by Dr. David, orthopedic surgeon, Houston, Texas, Macalester Class of 1913. Principal, $33,200.

May Davie (1968). Established by Mrs. Preston Davie of New York City. Principal, $6,325.

George W. Davis (1959). Established by DeWitt Wallace in honor of George W. Davis. Awarded to students with good academic records who need special financial help to attend Macalester. Principal, $10,334.

Walter H. and Lydia Juenemann Deubener (1964). Established by the Deubener-Juenemann Foundation and named for Mr. and Mrs. Deubener, who developed the paper shopping bag. Principal, $62,714.

Walter F. Dillingham (1957). Established by the Honolulu industrialist. Principal, $31,933.

Cleveland E. Dodge (1959). Established by Mr. Dodge, a director of Phelps Dodge Corporation, copper company, New York City. Principal, $36,350.

Albert Dorne (1964). Established by the president of the Famous Artist Schools, Inc., Westport, Connecticut, and New York City. Principal, $15,370.

Margaret M. Doty (1960). Established by Miss Ann Elizabeth Taylor, Macalester Class of 1910, Austin, Minnesota. Principal, $20,431.

Carl A. and Katharine D. Dreves (1965). Established by Mr. Dreves on Mrs. Katharine D. Dreves’ seventy-fifth birthday. Principal, $32,050.

Carl and Margaret Dreves (1963). Established by Mr. Dreves, a retired St. Paul businessman. Principal, $35,396.

Margaret Weyerhaeuser Driscoll (1960). Established by Mrs. Walter B. Driscoll, member of the Macalester Board of Trustees from 1946-1971. Principal, $8,977.

Pendleton Dudley (1957). Established by the senior partner of Dudley-Anderson-Yutzy of New York City, who was known as dean of the public relations profession. For an unusually talented young man who aspires to be a teacher. Principal, $24,273.

Colonel and Mrs. Edward P. F. Eagan (1964). Established by Colonel and Mrs. Eagan of New York. Colonel Eagan, an attorney, was head of the People-to-People Sports Committee, Inc. Principal, $15,968.

Frederick H. Ecker (1958). Established by the president and chairman of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Principal, $8,303.

Charles Edison (1957). Established by the former governor of New Jersey, former Secretary of the Navy, and son of the inventor Thomas Edison. For a student of unusual promise interested in a career in science. Principal, $24,926.

Edwin S. Elwell-Middle East (1964). Established by Mr. Elwell and the directors of the American Friends of the Middle East for a student attending Macalester from a Middle Eastern country. Principal, $38,319.

Ettinger Foundation (1961). Established by the Ettinger Foundation. Principal, $6,391.

Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (1960). Established by the former chairman of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. Principal, $26,061.

First Presbyterian Church of Lake Crystal (1960). Established by the Presbyterian Church of Lake Crystal with money received from the R.G. James estate. Principal, $4,027.

Raoul H. Fleischmann (1959). Established by the president and chairman of The New Yorker. Principal, $12,774.

Henry N. Flynt (1967). Established by Mr. Flynt, an attorney from Greenwich, Connecticut. Principal, $15,996.

Edythe B. Follett (1958). Established by the Follett College Book Company of Chicago, in honor of the wife of the company’s founder. Principal, $9,936.

D. Fraad, Jr. (1959). Established by the chairman of the board of Allied Maintenance Corporation, New York City. Principal, $10,218.

Wilfred Funk (1957). Established by Mr. Funk, New York City book and magazine publisher, for a student of unusual ability. Principal, $12,774.

General Electric Foundation (1966). Established by the General Electric Foundation for students majoring in chemistry. Principal, $51,360.

General Foods Fund (1962). Established by the manufacturers of cereals and packaged foods. Principal, $31,933.

Robert B. Gile-Middle East (1963). Established by Mr. Gile and the directors of the American Friends of the Middle East for a student attending Macalester from a Middle Eastern country. Principal, $12,774.

Robert and Jean Gilruth (1964). Established by Dr. Robert R. Gilruth, head of the Manned Space Center, who was responsible for selecting and training astronauts for Project Mercury. To assist a student majoring in the physical sciences or one working on a special science project. Principal, $6,391.

Bernard F. Gimbel (1963). Established by the chairman of the board of Gimbel Brothers, Inc., New York City. Principal, $32,213.

Samuel Goldwyn (1962). Established by the chairman of the board, Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc. Principal, $12,774.

Grace Presbyterian Church (1961). Established by the Women’s Association of Grace Presbyterian Church of Minneapolis and George P. Leonard of California. Principal, $3,639.

William T. Grant (1956). Established by the chain store executive of New York City. For a student of outstanding academic achievement. Principal, $25,546.

Arthur E. Griffiths (1960). Established by Mr. Griffiths, Candlewood Isle, Connecticut, and Sarasota, Florida. Principal, $19,676.

Ruth and Fred Guinzburg (1961). Established by Mr. and Mrs. Guinzburg, New York City. Principal, $6,391.

Dr. Douglas L. Guy 1949 (1965). Established by James Todd Guy, attorney at law, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Class of 1908, in memory of his son, Class of 1949. Principal, $6,391.

James Guy (1960). Established by James Todd Guy, attorney at law, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Class of 1908, in memory of his father, who was a member of the College staff at the turn of the century. Principal, $3,193.

John P. Hall (1961). Established by Dr. L. Margaret Johnson, Class of 1921, in memory of Professor Hall, registrar and professor of Greek (1897-1945), baseball coach, and men’s Glee Club director. Principal, $16,677.

John W. Hanes (1957). Established by the New York and North Carolina financier and former Securities Exchange Commissioner and Under Secretary of the Treasury. Principal, $28,750.

Charles Hattauer (1958). Established by the New York dental surgeon. Principal, $9,678.

Heegaard Family (1960, 1965, 1982). The Heegard Family Endowed Scholarship Fund is actually three scholarships combined. The G. L. Heegaard Scholarship, was established by the Minneapolis industrialist, who was a student at Macalester’s Baldwin Academy. The G.L. Heegaard Memorial Scholarship, was established in memory of their grandfather; and the William R. Heegaard and John C. Heegaard Scholarship, was established in memory of their father, William, and their brother, John, by William, Roger, John, David, and Peter Heegaard. Principal, $40,571.

Henry H. Henley, Jr. (1967). Established by Cluett, Peabody Co., Inc., of New York to honor their president. Principal, $13,446.

Mell and Lydia Hobart (1964). Established by Mell W. Hobart, Class of 1908, and former Macalester Trustee, in memory of his wife, also a Macalester graduate, and supplemented by Ministers Life and Casualty Union. Principal, $36,190.

Oveta Culp Hobby (1964). Established by the president and editor of the Houston Texas Post. Principal, $14,046.

Marvin J. Hofius (1961). Established by an anonymous donor, friends, and alumni in memory of Marvin Hofius, Class of 1957. Principal, $7,412.

Arthur Bristow Hood (1962). Established by family and friends in memory of the vice president of Ralph L. Smith Lumber Company, Class of 1916. Principal, $5,033.

Warren C. Hunter, Jr. (1958). Established by Dr. Warren C. Hunter of Portland, Oregon, in memory of his son, Warren, Class of 1952. For a student who has genuine interest in public affairs, majoring in social sciences with emphasis in political science. Principal, $180,057.

IBM (1965). Established by International Business Machines Corporation, to be awarded to students majoring in mathematics. Principal, $54,092.

Dr. and Mrs. Kano Ikeda (1960). Established by Dr. Charles W. Jarvis, Class of 1942, St. Paul physician, in memory of Kano Ikeda, M.D., chief pathologist at the Charles T. Miller Hospital and member of the Macalester faculty. For a student majoring in medical technology. Principal, $21,056.

International Paper (1963). Established by the International Paper Company, New York City. Principal, $35,115.

J. H. (Missouri) (1959). Established in 1959 by Mr. Joyce C. Hall, founder of Hallmark Cards, Inc. Principal, $61,318.

Howard Johnson (1958). Established by the chain restaurant executive of New York City. Principal, $83,816.

Julia M. Johnson (1959). Established by DeWitt Wallace in memory of Mrs. Julia M. Johnson, first female professor at Macalester (English Literature, 1898-1935) and first dean of women. Principal, $10,493.

Eric Johnston (1958). Established by the motion picture executive. Principal, $42,354.

Howard A. Johnston (1963). Established by the motion picture executive. Principal, $9,837.

Richard U. Jones (1959). Established by alumni and friends in memory of Richard U. Jones, dean of the College (1917-36) and chairman of the chemistry department (1903-41). Principal, $25,339.

Walter H. Judd (1963). Established by the former Minnesota congressman for a student who is concentrating on studies in government or international relations. Principal, $14,051.

Edwin Kagin (1960). Established by Dr. and Mrs. William H.A. Watson and other former students and friends of Dr. Kagin, professor of religion (1926-52). Awarded to a junior who is preparing for a church vocation. Principal, $33,924.

Mary Frances Johnstone Kagin Memorial (1966). Established by her husband, Dr. Edwin Kagin, relatives, and friends. To be awarded to a student planning a full-time church vocation, for use during the sophomore year. Principal, $28,154.

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (1959). Established by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation of Oakland, California, and named for the industrialist and builder. For a premedical student who qualifies on the basis of ability, character, and financial need. Principal, $25,546.

Dr. William H. Kendall (1960). Established by Dr. Kendall, a clergyman of Florissant, Missouri, Class of 1904. Principal, $3,193.

James R. Kirby (1960). Established by Mr. Kirby, educator from Casper, Wyoming, Class of 1951. Principal, $12,187.

Julius Klein (1959). Established by the consultant of Latin American governments and former United States Secretary of Commerce. Principal, $6,391.

Walter Knott (1964). Established by the founder of Knott’s Berry Farm and Ghost Town, Buena Park, California. Principal, $25,546.

Edward Lamb (1966). Established by Mr. Lamb, Toledo, Ohio, lawyer and business executive. Principal, $98,949.

Thomas S. Lamont (1963). Established by Mr. Lamont, a director of the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company. Principal, $12,774.

Mary Woodard Lasker (1964). Established by Mrs. Albert D. Lasker of New York City. Principal, $17,241.

Justus Baldwin Lawrence (1964). Established by the chairman of the International Fact Finding Institute, New York City, as a memorial to his wife, Mary Peace Lawrence. Principal, $13,080.

Robert Lehman (1964). Established by Robert Lehman of Lehman Brothers, New York City. Principal, $12,774.

Barry T. Leithead Endowed (1963). Established by the president of Cluett, Peabody & Company, Inc., New York City. Principal, $16,633.

George P. Leonard (1960). Established by Mrs. George P. Leonard, Class of 1927, Stinson Beach California, in honor of her husband. Principal, $42,477.

Mrs. William H. Leonard (1959). Established by Mr. and Mrs. George P. Leonard, Class of 1927, Stinson Beach, California, in memory of Mr. Leonard’s mother. Principal, $21,363.

Wilma F. Leonard (1958). Established by George P. Leonard, Class of 1927, Stinson Beach, California, in honor of his wife. Principal, $165,043.

Hobart and Edith Lewis (1960). Established by Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Lewis of Katonah, New York. Principal, $8,945.

Walter A. Lienke (1961). Established by his bequest and supplemented by the members of his family and friends. To be awarded to a student majoring in music. Principal, $12,432.

E. H. Little (1958). Established by the former chairman of the Colgate-Palmolive Company, New York City. Principal, $17,245.

Samuel E. Lowe (1965). Established by Paul Lyle, executive vice president, Western Printing and Lithographing Company, Racine, Wisconsin. Principal, $9,037.

Henry R. Luce (1962). Established by the founder of Time, Life and Fortune magazines. Principal, $69,741.

Roswell Magill (1958). Established by the president of the Tax Foundation, partner in the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore and former Under Secretary of the Treasury. Principal, $6,451.

William H. and Helen Hoye Mahle (1964). Established by Mr. and Mrs. William H. Mahle, Classes of 1936 and 1934. Principal, $30,433.

MANDO (1959). Established by Minnesota and Ontario Paper Company, predecessor of Boise Cascade. To be awarded with preference to students from International Falls, Minnesota, and Fort Frances and Kenora, Ontario. Principal, $7,661.

Marsh and McLennan (1967). Established by the New York City insurance brokers. Principal, $12,789.

Edward Everett McCabe (1920). Established through a bequest in the will of Mr. McCabe, Class of 1914, who was a lieutenant in the U.S. Aviation Corps, World War I, and the first Macalester alumnus to leave a legacy to the College. Principal, $3,193.

Anne Wunderlich McClure (1965). Established by George P. and Wilma Fox Leonard of the San Francisco area. Principal, $289,057.

Norman H. McRae and Loren R. Jestus (1957). Established by alumni, family and friends in memory of Norman H. McRae, who was superintendent of buildings and grounds at Macalester (1924-43), and then founded Multi-Clean Products, Inc., manufacturers of floor and building maintenance equipment, and in memory of Norman’s son-in-law, Loren R. Jestus, Class of 1940. Principal, $13,684.

Mead Corporation (1965). Established by the Mead Corporation, Dayton, Ohio. Principal, $12,774.

Agnes E. Meyer (1965). Established by Mrs. Meyer, Washington, D.C. Principal, $11,549.

James A. Michener (1968). Established by the author. Principal, $6,399.

Jeremiah Milbank (1962). Established by Mr. Milbank, a New York City corporation executive. Principal, $33,244.

Roger Milliken (1962). Established by the president of Deering-Milliken, Inc., textile manufacturers. Principal, $19,824.

Minnesota Rubber Company (1968). Established by Robert W. Carlson, president of the Minnesota Rubber Company, in honor of his father. For a student majoring in one of the natural or physical sciences, with preference given to children of employees of the Minnesota Rubber Company. Principal, $128,330.

Mobil (1967). Established by Mobil Oil Corporation to be awarded to promising upperclass students interested in pursuing chemistry, physics or business as a career. Principal, $31,974.

Lois and James Monahan (1958). Roving editors of the Reader’s Digest. Mrs. Monahan writes under the name Lois Mattox Miller. Principal, $20,307.

Moore-Middle East (1963). Established by Mrs. Allan Q. Moore and the directors of the American Friends of the Middle East, for a student attending Macalester from a Middle Eastern country. Principal, $21,289.

Malcolm Muir (1962). Established by Mr. Muir, a director of Newsweek magazine. Principal, $6,391.

James Mulvey Memorial (1922). Established by the Misses Jessie and Edna Mulvey in memory of their father, James Mulvey, a lumberman. For a student committed to full-time church service. Principal, $15,968.

Carl Bertram Myers (1921). Established by S.F. Myers of St. Paul in memory of his son. Principal, $3,193.

Kathryn Jo Neily Memorial (1963). Established by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Neily in memory of their daughter, who died during her freshman year at Macalester. Principal, $64,250.

Edward John Noble Foundation (1958). Established by the chairman of both the American Broadcasting Company and the Beech-Nut Life Savers Corporation, New York City, and continued by the foundation. Principal, $33,215.

Elmer E. Nyberg (1961). Established by Stanley Home Products, Inc., Easthampton, Massachusetts, and its employees to honor Mr. Nyberg, Class of 1923, educational director of the company for thirty years. Principal, $130,254.

Catherine L. O’Brien (1958). Established by the chairman of the board of Stanley Home Products, Westfield, Massachusetts. Principal, $22,354.

Ordway Family (1958). Established by John G. and Richard Ordway of St. Paul. Principal, $19,164.

Alex F. Osborn (1958). Established by the advertising executive and chairman of the Creative Education Foundation, Buffalo, New York. Principal, $3,193.

P. Lorillard Company (1963). Established by the New York tobacco manufacturers. Principal, $45,995.

William S. Paley (1967). Established by the chairman of the board of the Columbia Broadcasting System. Principal, $6,443.

Carlo M. Paterno (1967). Established by Mr. Paterno, North Salem, New York. Principal, $6,406.

Peavey Company Foundation (1966). Established by the Minneapolis-based grain firm. Principal, $31,933.

Milo R. Perkins (1960). Established by Mr. Perkins, foreign investment consultant, Tucson, Arizona. Principal, $17,248.

Edward J. Peterson, Jr. (1959). Established in memory of Edward J. Peterson, Jr., Class of 1961, by his family and friends to supply scholarship assistance to a student athlete. Principal, $131,020.

Polk Foundation (1968). Established by the Polk Foundation with preference given to men majoring in the behavioral sciences. Principal, $156,281.

David C. Primrose (1956). Established by his family, friends, and former students in memory of Professor David C. Primrose, track coach at Macalester (1926-54). For a junior man who participates in intercollegiate activities and who has leadership ability and satisfactory academic standing. Principal, $72,028.

Samuel F. Pryor (1965). Established by the vice president of Pan American Airways. Principal, $6,391.

Eugene C. Pulliam (1958). Established by the Indiana and Arizona newspaper publishers. Principal, $48,640.

Samuel Wesley Raudenbush Memorial (1956). Established by Mrs. Alma M. Raudenbush as a memorial to her husband and awarded to a protestant woman junior music major. Principal, $6,391.

Gordon W. Reed (1964). Established by Gordon W. Reed, chairman of the board of Texas Gulf Producing Company of New York City. Principal, $25,710.

Ralph and Antoinette Reinhold (1961). Established by Mr. Reinhold, New York City publisher. Principal, $25,775.

Stanley Resor (1958). Established by the chairman of the board of J. Walter Thompson Company, advertising agency, New York City. Principal, $6,453.

Rexall Drug Company (1962). Established by the drug store chain. Principal, $6,391.

Charles A. Rheinstrom (1967). Established by the vice president of J. Walter Thompson Company, advertising agency, New York City. Principal, $9,975.

Bryan McDonald Rice (1961). Established by Macalester President (1958-68) and Mrs. Harvey M. Rice and friends in memory of their son, who died in his freshman year at Macalester. Principal, $72,694.

William E. Robinson (1960). Established by the chairman of the board of the Coca-Cola Company, New York City. Principal, $6,391.

George W. Romney (1961). Established by the former governor of Michigan and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Principal, $6,516.

Stephen W. Royce (1957). Established by Mr. Royce, president of the Pasadena-Sheraton Corporation of California. For a student of unusual promise. Principal, $18,088.

Harry J. Rudick (1958). Established by the New York University professor of law and partner in the New York City law firm of Lord, Day & Lord. Principal, $17,567.

Sara Lee Corporation (1967). Established by the New York food processing and distributing company. Principal, $32,016.

Plato and Violet Sargent (1965). Established by Plato E. Sargent, Class of 1915, and Mrs. Sargent for students demonstrating financial need who are actively engaged in community service through volunteerism or classroom work. Principal, $53,509.

David Sarnoff (1959). Established by the Radio Corporation of America in honor of its chairman of the board. Principal, $32,119.

Harry Scherman (1961). Established by the founder of the Book-of-the-Month Club. Principal, $20,438.

Max Schuster (1961). Established by Mr. Schuster, co-founder of Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York City. Principal, $9,579.

George E. Scotton (1963). Established anonymously by an alumnus of the College to honor a fellow member of the Class of 1921. Mr. Scotton directed Macalester’s admissions office for thirty years. Awarded to an outstanding scholar and athlete. Principal, $31,075.

John W. Seale Memorial (1968). Established by Paul H. Davis, Macalester trustee-at-large emeritus, in memory of Mr. Seale, general secretary of Macalester College. Principal, $102,047.

Harold B. Shapira (1967). Established by Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Shapira of St. Paul to assist an Israeli student in attending Macalester or to assist a qualified Jewish student at Macalester. Principal, $75,897.

Thomas Shaw (1931). Established by Professor Shaw, who was a member of the Board of Trustees (1891-1918) and president of the Board (1901-19). For a student nominated by the Central Presbyterian Church of St. Paul. Principal, $3,890.

Chester H. Shiflett (1966). Established by former students and friends to honor Professor Shiflett on his retirement as professor of chemistry (1929-1966). To be awarded to a student majoring in chemistry. Principal, $41,899.

H. B. Silliman (1915). Established by H.B. Silliman of Cohoes, New York. Principal, $3,193.

Frank M. Smith (1958). Established by the chairman of Capital Cities Broadcasting Corporation, New York City. Principal, $19,848.

Lawrence E. Spivak (1963). Established by the producer of the Meet the Press television program. Principal, $7,572.

St. Paul Presbytery (1931). Established by the Presbytery. For a student nominated by the Presbytery. Principal, $3,193.

Dorothy and Robert T. Stevens (1963). Established by Robert T. Stevens, president of J.P. Stevens and Company, Inc., textile manufacturers, New York City. Principal, $31,933.

Admiral Lewis L. Strauss (1960). Established by friends of Admiral Strauss in appreciation of his distinguished public career and his commencement address (1960) at Macalester. Principal, $18,044.

Dwight Stuessy (1957). Established by alumni, friends and members of the “M” Club in memory of Dwight Stuessy, Macalester athletic director (1946-57). Principal, $39,784.

Henry J. Taylor (1957). Established by the United States Ambassador to Switzerland. For an unusually promising young man. Principal, $7,661.

Lowell Thomas (1957). Established by the author, editor, explorer and motion picture producer. Principal, $22,990.

Tobin-Smith (1962). Established by Chester M. Tobin, Class of 1923, and Edward M. Smith, St. Paul. Awarded to students accomplished in the Scottish arts of piping or drumming. Principal, $31,746.

Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation (1963). Established by Carl Tucker, Jr., newspaper publisher, Mt. Kisco, New York. Principal, $19,161.

Gene Tunney (1967). Established by the former boxing champion. Principal, $6,406.

Charles J. Turck (1958). Established by alumni and friends of Macalester’s ninth president (1939-58). Principal, $27,929.

Kurt E. Volk (1961). Established by Kurt E. Volk Foundation, Bridgeport, Connecticut. Principal, $20,438.

DeWitt Wallace (C.P.D.A.) (1962). Established by the Council for Periodical Distributors Associations, Inc. to recognize and honor Mr. Wallace on the fortieth anniversary of the Reader’s Digest. Principal, $14,345.

DeWitt Wallace-Lila Acheson Wallace Honor Fund (1959). Established by the Macalester faculty and staff to honor Mr. and Mrs. Wallace in appreciation of their magnificent contributions to the College. To be awarded to a student of high intellectual promise and in serious financial need. Principal, $22,994.

James Wallace (1916). Established by the family of Dr. Wallace, Macalester professor (1887-1939) and president (1894-1906). Principal, $51,309.

Janet D. Wallace (1959). Established by John C. Benson, Minneapolis attorney and Macalester trustee emeritus, in memory of Janet D. Wallace, the wife of Dr. James Wallace, Macalester’s fifth president. Principal, $18,842.

Frances M. and Milton G. Walls (1961). Established by Dr. and Mrs. Milton G. Walls, St. Paul. Principal, $17,882.

O.T. and Kathryn M. Walter (1954). Established by his former students in honor of Dr. Walter, chairman of biology at Macalester (1922-63) and in memory of Mrs. Walter. For a senior premedical student who has made the most of his opportunity at Macalester College and who by his character, scholarship and citizenship gives great promise of success in his chosen profession. Principal, $59,586.

F. Earl and Ruth H. Ward (1965). Established by students, friends and colleagues of professor F. Earl Ward, long-time professor (1926-63) and former chairman of the department of English. To be awarded to an upperclass English major nominated each year by the English department. Principal, $48,848.

Mrs. Charles Allen Ward (1963). Established by Mrs. Ward, prominent St. Paul business woman. Principal, $14,193.

Fred A. Waterous (1962). Established by the president of the board of the Waterous Company, St. Paul. Principal, $6,391.

Ridley Watts (1965). Established by the retired New York textile manufacturer. Principal, $12,774.

E. A. Webb (1915). Established through a bequest in the will of Mr. Webb, founder of Webb Publishing Company, St. Paul and The Farmer. For a student from the Central Presbyterian Church of St. Paul. Principal, $3,890.

Sidney J. Weinberg (1965). Established by the New York City investment broker. Principal, $12,744.

O. J. Weldon (1958). Established by Mr. Weldon, partner in the New York City accounting firm of Hunter and Weldon. Principal, $9,834.

Louis F. Weyand (1963). Established by an executive of Minnesota Mining company and a trustee of Macalester College (1958-64). Principal, $8,741.

White Bear Lake Presbyterian Centennial (1963). Established by the First Presbyterian Church of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, for a student who plans to enter a church vocation. Principal, $19,275.

White-Olds (1960). Established by Dr. F. Laurence White and his wife, Dorothy Olds White, Macalester Class of 1923, missionary educators, in memory of their parents. Principal, $20,774.

Grace B. Whitridge (1956). Established by former students of Miss Whitridge, professor of drama and speech at Macalester (1900-41). Preference is given to a student in speech. Principal, $17,051.

James S. Will (1961). Established by classmates and friends as a memorial to Mr. Will, Class of 1954. Principal, $7,961.

J. B. Williams Company, Inc. (1966). Established by the New York City drug manufacturing firm. Principal, $31,974.

General Robert E. Wood (1959). Established by General Wood, director and president of Sears, Roebuck & Company, Chicago, Illinois. Principal, $6,391.

Stella Louise Wood (1964). Established by the alumnae of Miss Wood’s School of Macalester, for students interested in elementary education. Principal, $36,331.

Marie Wunderlich (1959). Established by Martin Wunderlich, Omaha and San Francisco contractor, in memory of his mother, Marie Wunderlich, who brought him at the age of three to this country from Denmark. For a student preferably of Danish background. Principal, $12,774.

Martin Wunderlich (1965). Established by George P. and Wilma Fox Leonard of the San Francisco area. Principal, $31,933.

Forrest A. Young (1964). Established by Murel L. Humphrey, Class of 1934, to honor Dr. Young, economics department chairman (1929-65) who was his professor and major advisor. It is awarded to students majoring in economics. Principal, $110,799.

Mary S. and Thomas E. Young (1961). Established by Mr. and Mrs. Young, financiers, Portland, Oregon. Principal, $26,960.

Robert R. Young (1964). Established by the president of the New York Central Railroad and augmented by his successor, Alfred E. Perlman, and other friends of Mr. Young. Principal, $10,933.

Prizes

AMERICAN STUDIES

The Manning Marable Memorial Award in American Studies. Awarded by the faculty of the American Studies Department to a senior major who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the study of race, ethnicity and the American experience.

The American Studies Award for Creativity and Social Responsibility. Awarded by the faculty of the American Studies Department to a senior major who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in scholarly, cultural, and civic engagement.

ANTHROPOLOGY

The David W. McCurdy Award for Excellence in Anthropological Research. Presented annually to a student who demonstrates special excellence in anthropological research.

Sonia Patten Distinguished Service Award. Established in honor of Sonia Patten, Anthropology Professor Emerita. Dr. Patten, a Minnesota native, specialized in medical anthropology, conducting brilliant research in Ghana as well as the United States for many years. Awarded to a senior anthropology major who has contributed most to the formal and informal programs of the Anthropology Department.

James P. Spradley Research Award. Established in memory of James P. Spradley by his colleagues, family, and friends. Presented annually  to a senior majoring in anthropology who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship in anthropological course work and/or research.

ART

Art Department Merit Awards. Book awards presented to graduating art majors for outstanding achievement in the areas of studio art or art history.

Donald D. Celender Art History Prize. Established in honor of Edith M. Kelso Professor of Art Donald D. Celender who taught in the department from 1964-2005 and chaired the department for many years.  The prize is awarded to a senior art major for outstanding work in art history.

ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

Chinese Language and Culture Prize. Established by alumni to recognize a student who has shown outstanding ability and promise as a learner of Chinese language and culture.

Japanese Language and Culture Prize.  Established by alumni to recognize a student who has shown outstanding ability and promise as a learner of Japanese language and culture.

BIOLOGY

American Cyanamid Endowed Prize. Established by the American Cyanamid Company, the prize is awarded to upper-class students enrolled in pre-medical courses in preparation for medical school.

William R. Angell Foundation Prize. Named for the president of the Continental Motors Corporation to honor outstanding seniors majoring in biology.

HPAC Award. Established by the Macalester Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) to honor students who are going into a medical profession.

O.T. and Kathryn Walter Awards. Established by Dr. O.T. Walter, chair of the Biology Department for 41 years, the awards are given to students who show promise of success in medicine related fields.

CHEMISTRY

American Institute of Chemists Award. Awarded to a senior chemistry major who has demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement, leadership ability, and character. The recipient receives both a certificate and student associate membership in the American Institute of Chemists.

Violet Olson Beltmann Endowed Prize. Established in 1967 by Albert A. Beltmann, ‘23, in memory of his wife, Violet Olsen Beltmann, ‘20. Mrs. Beltmann was an instructor in the Chemistry Department until her passing in 1961. The Beltmanns met when Violet was the teaching assistant for the chemistry course that Albert was taking. The prize is awarded to outstanding third-year chemistry students.

The CRC Award. Handbook of Chemistry and Physics awarded for outstanding achievement in first-year chemistry.

John Howe Scott Sophomore Chemistry Prize. Established by friends in memory of Professor Scott, who taught at Macalester 1941-1976. Awarded to sophomore students majoring in chemistry.

Chester H. Shiflett Endowed Prizes. Established by former students and colleagues to honor Dr. Shiflett, Professor of Chemistry at Macalester 1929-1966. Given to outstanding seniors majoring in chemistry.

Emil J. Slowinski Award in Experimental Chemistry. Established in honor of Professor Emil J. Slowinski who taught chemistry at Macalester from 1964-1988. Awarded to students conducting noteworthy, experimental work in chemistry.

The Truman Schwartz Chemistry Prize. Established in 2011 by Dr. A. Truman Schwartz, DeWitt Wallace Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, and Beverly Beatty Schwartz, the prize recognizes a student who has demonstrated academic excellence and exceptional service to the Chemistry Department and its students as a teaching assistant, laboratory assistant, or tutor. The recipient has shown expertise in the discipline and outstanding effectiveness in and commitment to helping other students master concepts and excel in their learning.

Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry. Recognizes outstanding analytical chemistry students in their junior year with a subscription to Analytical Chemistry and an honorary membership in the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society.

Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry.  This award is intended to recognize a senior student who displays a significant aptitude for organic chemistry and to encourage further interest in the field.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

George Stanley Arthur Prize for Community Service. Established by Andrew William Arthur, ‘83, and his father, Robert Arthur. Awarded annually to a graduating senior with a grade point average of 3.7 or above who best exemplifies Macalester College’s historic commitment to community service.

Frank and Mollie Steudle Prize. Established anonymously in memory of Frank and Mollie Steudle, who committed their lives to family and community service. Awarded annually to a senior who has demonstrated distinguished work in interdisciplinary studies in physical, mental, and emotional wellness. The recipient should also be active in community service, interested in working with the elderly, and planning a career dedicated to helping others.

CLASSICS

Virginia McKnight Binger Prize. Awarded to an outstanding student who demonstrates an exceptional proficiency in Greek, Latin, or ancient history.

Jeremiah Reedy Prize in Classics.  The Jeremiah Reedy Prize in Classics recognizes students who have made significant contirbutions to the Classics Department.  It was created to honor Jerry Reedy, who taught Classics at Macalester from 1968-2004, founded a charter school in St. Paul, and helped to create innumerable other opportunities for humanities students of all ages.

ECONOMICS

3M Scholar Awards. Established by the Economics Department with a grant from the 3M Company in 1982.  Awarded to those seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in their economics courses at Macalester College. 

Robert L. Bunting Prize in Economics. Established in honor of Robert L. Bunting with gifts from his colleagues and friends. Robert Bunting taught in the Economics and Business Departments from 1969-1984 and held the F.R. Bigelow Professorship of Economics for many years. Awarded annually to an exceptional graduating senior who will likely conduct graduate work in economics and/or business, has an enduring interest in the political economy, and plans to pursue a career in academia.

John M. Dozier Prizes in Economics. Established in 1974 with personal gifts from members of the Board of Trustees of Macalester College in honor of John M. Dozier, Macalester Vice President for Financial Affairs from 1966-1974. Awarded annually to students majoring in economics who have demonstrated academic competence and an interest in a financial administration career.

Mike McEwen Prize. Established in 1993 in memory of Mike McEwen, ‘77, by his finance classmates. Mike was highly respected and well-liked by both his peers and the Macalester faculty. During his senior year, he played first-string guard on the basketball team. Awarded annually to an outstanding scholar-athlete who is majoring in economics and who participates in intercollegiate athletics.

David Meiselman Prize. Established by an anonymous donor in honor of David Meiselman who taught in the Department of Economics from 1966-71. The prize is awarded annually to a graduating senior for outstanding accomplishment in macroeconomic theory or policy.

Elaine Gartner Pilon Award. Established by Elaine Gartner Pilon ‘45 in 1973 to recognize outstanding scholastic achievement by a senior majoring in economics. Considered one of the department’s highest awards, it is given to the senior economics major with the highest overall and economics grade point averages. It includes a year’s subscription to Fortune magazine.

Vasant Sukhatme Academic Excellence Award. Established in 2011 to honor the long service and numerous contributions of Professor Vasant Sukhatme, who taught students the value of clear thinking, hard work and dedication to the highest academic standards.

EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Richard B. Dierenfield Endowed Prize for Education. Established by J. W. Fahlgren, ‘60, to honor Richard B. Dierenfield, professor and chair of the Education Department from 1951-1988. Awarded to a senior student who has shown outstanding potential as a teacher in a secondary school.

The Mary Whitcomb Fahlgren Endowed Prize. Established by James W. Fahlgren, ‘60, in honor of his mother, Mary Whitcomb Fahlgren. Awarded to a student who has demonstrated outstanding potential as a teacher in secondary education.

Alma M. Robinson Education Prize (1992). Established in honor of Alma M. Robinson, ‘56, by her husband, Robert, and their friends and family. Mrs. Robinson devoted her life to teaching and loved Macalester. Given annually to a Macalester student pursuing a career in teaching.

ENGLISH

Academy of American Poets College Prize. Awarded annually under the aegis of the Academy of American Poets to a Macalester student for the best poetry submitted to the English Department and judged independently by a representative of the Academy.

Ardis Hillman Wheeler Prize for International Study. Established by the family and friends of Ardis Wheeler, ‘38. Ardis Wheeler devoted her life to teaching English to World War II refugees and students in Minnesota public schools. Awarded annually to one or more English majors, chosen by the English Department, for assistance with international study during their junior year.

Livingston-Patnode Prize. Established in 1992 by an anonymous donor in honor of Ray Livingston and Jack Patnode, who both taught in the Macalester English Department. Professor Livingston taught at Macalester from 1956-1967, and Professor Patnode taught from 1946-1972. Presented to a graduating senior who has made a special contribution to the college as an English major.

Nick Adams Short Story Contest–Named for the young hero of many Hemingway stories, this prize was given by an anonymous donor to encourage young writers who are students at ACM colleges and is awarded for the best story by an ACM student.

Wendy Parrish Poetry Award. Established by Stanley and Marian Parrish and the English Department in memory of Wendy Parrish, ‘72. Wendy was an instructor in the English Department and a poet of considerable merit. Many of her poems were published in journals and a book of her poems, Conversations in the Gallery, was published posthumously. Presented to a student who exemplifies, like Wendy, a commitment to poetry and demonstrates excellence in writing.

Harry Scherman Writing Award. Established by Harry Scherman to honor students in the English Department for their literary essays and creative writing.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Environmental Studies Citizenship Prize. Awarded for academic excellence in multidisciplinary studies of the environment.

Environmental Studies Scholarship Prize. Awarded to students who exhibit academic excellence in multidisciplinary studies of the environment.

FORENSICS

George Rowland Collins Endowed Prize. Established by Mrs. Gladys Reutiman Collins, ‘19, in memory of her husband, Dr. G. Rowland Collins, ‘16. Dr. Collins was the dean of the school of business at New York University for many years. Mrs. Collins was an associate professor of psychology and the assistant director of student services at Macalester College from 1947-1960. Awarded annually to students who excel in extemporaneous speaking and/or rhetorical criticism.

Charles W. Ferguson Endowed Prize in Public Speaking. Established in 1966 by  Charles Ferguson, a senior editor of the Reader’s Digest, to honor students who demonstrate exceptional ability in public speaking in the forensics program at Macalester.

The Scott Nobles Award. Established by Richard A. Lesicko, ‘75, in honor of Scott Nobles, a former Macalester professor and forensics and debate coach. Presented annually to a graduating senior with an outstanding intercollegiate debate career who plans to attend graduate school in the following year.

Lowell Thomas Endowed Prizes in Public Speaking. Established in 1957 by Lowell Thomas (journalist, writer, newscaster, lecturer, world traveler) to honor students who have made significant contributions while representing Macalester in intercollegiate debate and forensic competition. This prize also supports forensics travel for programs such as debate team and Model United Nations.

Carol A. Wurtzebach Endowed Prize in Oral Interpretation. Established by James Pratt ‘66 and friends in memory of a fellow classmate. Awarded to students for excellence in oral interpretation.

FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE STUDIES

Virginia McKnight Binger Prize. Awarded to an outstanding student who demonstrates an exceptional proficiency in the modern French language and in French literature.

Hélène Peters Prize for Study in a French-speaking Country. Established in 1992 by colleagues, alumni and friends, in honor of Hélène Peters, Professor Emerita of the French Department and founder of the French Study Abroad Program. Awarded to a deserving student with a concentration in French to support international study in a French-speaking country.

Prizes for Excellence in French Studies. Book awards to recognize outstanding accomplishment in the study of French at the elementary and intermediate levels.

Karl C. Sandberg Endowed Prize. Established in memory of Karl C. Sandberg by alumni, colleagues, and friends. Professor Sandberg served as Dewitt Wallace Professor of French and Humanities from 1968-1992. His primary areas of interest were literature, philosophy, and the ideas and art of 17th- and 18th-century France. Awarded to a senior with a concentration in French who has demonstrated an engagement with the literature and philosophical ideas of France and their relationship to the arts.

GATEWAY

The Gateway Prize for Excellent Writing. Established by the family of Wallace F. Janssen ‘28, in honor of the students who wrote for that magazine in the 1920s and 1930s. Awarded annually for papers judged as excellent in content, clarity, and effectiveness of presentation according to the standards of the academic division in which the paper was nominated.

GEOGRAPHY

David A. Lanegran Award. Named after the department’s longest serving faculty member, presented annually to senior geography majors in recognition of their significant contributions to the community life of the department.

Hildegard Binder Johnson Prize in Geography. Established in 1984 by the founder of the Macalester College Geography Department, Hildegard Binder Johnson. Given to a student majoring in geography who has demonstrated competence and interest in geography.

National Council for Geographic Education and Association of American Geographers Award for Excellence of Scholarship. A certificate award established by the association to be awarded to a graduating senior.

GEOLOGY

Hugh S. Alexander Endowed Prize. Established in honor of Dr. Hugh S. Alexander, Professor of Geology from 1906-1948. Awarded to an outstanding senior geology major.

Henry Lepp Award. Established in honor of Professor Henry Lepp who taught in the Geology Department from 1963-1988. Awarded to a student who has made a commitment to academic excellence in geology,

GERMAN AND RUSSIAN STUDIES

Evelyn Albinson Award for Academic Excellence in the Study of German. Established in 1977 in honor of Dr. Evelyn Albinson by colleagues, friends, and alumni. Professor Albinson contributed immensely to the Germanic languages and literature program at Macalester over the course of a long and successful career. Awarded annually to a student who has a high grade point average, a distinguished record in German Studies, and who has qualified for Phi Beta Kappa.

Virginia McKnight Binger Prize. Awarded to an outstanding student who demonstrates an exceptional proficiency in German/Russian language and related studies.

HISPANIC AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Virginia McKnight Binger Prize. Awarded to an outstanding student who demonstrates an exceptional proficiency in Hispanic and Latin American Studies.

Donald L. Fabian Prize. Established by an alumnus of the Department of Hispanic and Latin American Studies in honor of Professor Emeritus Donald L. Fabian.  Awarded to an outstanding graduating Hispanic Studies major who either intends to enter graduate school in an area directly related to his or her Hispanic Studies major or to pursue a career that closely involves significant use of the Spanish language.

The Hispanic and Latin American Studies Department Faculty Award. Presented to students who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishment in the study of Spanish and Portuguese language and/or literature.

Hispanic and Latin American Studies Department Service Award. Awarded to a student in recognition of significant contributions to the life of the Hispanic and Latin American Studies department.

Native Speakers of Spanish Award. Awarded by the Department of Hispanic and Latin American Studies to a native Spanish speaker who has taken a minimum of two literature classes, to recognize outstanding work and encourage continued literature study.

HISTORY

The Yahya Armajani Prize in Global History. Established by the History Department to honor Yahya Armajani. Awarded to distinguished senior history majors.

Yahya Armajani Endowed Prize (International Student). Established in 1983 by the colleagues, friends, and former students of James Wallace Professor Emeritus Yahya Armajani in honor of his retirement. Professor Armajani was an Iranian native who taught and chaired the History Department for many years. As a Presbyterian minister, historian, and international citizen, he advocated tolerance and acceptance to all people and all faiths. Dr. Armajani greatly strengthened Macalester’s outreach to the international community. Aawarded annually to an outstanding international student.

The J. Huntley Dupre Prize in European History. Established in 1983 in honor of J. Huntley Dupre by the History Department. Dr. Dupre served as a history and political science professor as well as the academic dean at Macalester for 16 years until his retirement in 1962. He exuded incredible warmth and strength of character. Presented annually to a history major who has demonstrated a commitment and talent for European history.

The Kenneth L. & Martha S. Holmes Prize in History of the Americas. Established by the History Department to honor former, distinguished colleagues. Awarded annually to distinguished senior history majors.

Case Prize in American Western History. Established by Leland D. Case, ‘22, awarded to a student who has conducted original research or study in the area of western American history.

Kathleen Rock Hauser Prize in Women’s and Gender History. Established by the Women Historians of the Midwest, Dr. Donald Rock, and Mrs. Irene Rock in the memory of Kathleen Rock Hauser, ‘62. Awarded to a student who has made a significant undergraduate contribution to women’s history.

Ernest R. Sandeen Memorial Prize. Established in memory of Ernest R. Sandeen, Professor of History from 1963-1982, by his colleagues, friends, and family. Given to a student who has completed an original, high-quality piece of research in the field of history. Additionally, the student should reflect the qualities of Sandeen himself: exceptional skill, imagination, and effort.

Teresita Martínez Vergne Memorial Prize. Established in 2014 by her daughter, Irene Toro Martínez, with additional support from colleagues, family and friends.  Awards to students for original research or study of Caribbean and Latin American history.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

The International Studies Prize for Academic Excellence. Awarded by the faculty of the International Studies Department to a senior major who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in international studies at Macalester College.

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

The Latin American Studies Award for Excellence and Innovation. Awarded to students majoring in Latin American Studies  for academic excellence and scholarly innovation, including original field or archival research.

LINGUISTICS

The Linguistics Prize for Academic Excellence. Awarded by the faculty of the Linguistics Department to a senior major who has an overall high cumulative undergraduate grade point average and/or demonstrates evidence of research skills, such as the successful undertaking of a research project in linguistics or a related field.

MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Ezra J. Camp Endowed Prize. Established in the memory of Dr. Ezra J. Camp by colleagues, alumni, and friends. Dr. Camp was a professor in the Mathematics Department from 1939 to 1970, and also served as the department chair for many years. Professor Camp authored the book “Mathematical Analysis,” was a member of the Mathematics Association of America, an elder in the Macalester-Plymouth Church, and the facilitator of the film series “Concepts in Calculus.”

Konhauser Award for Mathematical Achievement. Established in memory of Joe Konhauser by Aileen Konhauser, Frederic Deschamps, and other friends and family. Joe Konhauser served as a faculty member of the Mathematics Department for 23 years. These awards recognize junior and senior mathematics and computer science majors with an outstanding academic record and demonstrated dedication and interest in mathematics.

A. Wayne Roberts Prize. Established by the department colleagues, the prize honors Dr. A. Wayne Roberts, who taught at Macalester from 1965-2005 as professor and chair of the Department and who also served as provost of the college.  Awarded to a junior or senior majoring in mathematics or computer science in recognition of a dedication to the education of youth.

Wagon Competition Prize. Awarded to a student majoring in mathematics or computer science who has demonstrated the spirit of teamwork, creativity, cooperation, and a striving for excellence that the department fosters through the many competitions in which students participate.

David Bressoud Prize in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science.  Established by department colleagues and former Macalester students, the David Bressoud Prize in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science honors David M. Bressoud, who served in the department from 1994-2016 as professor and chair, and who is an award-winning expositor of mathematics.  This prize is given to a senior Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science major in recognition of excellence in communication skills in mathematical, statistical, or computer science.

MEDIA AND CULTURAL STUDIES

The Media and Cultural Studies Prize for Academic Excellence. Awarded by the faculty of the Media and Cultural Studies Department to a senior major who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in media and cultural studies.

MULTICULTURAL AWARD

Latina Award for Excellence. Awarded to a Latina senior woman who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Outstanding Sophomore of Color Award. On behalf of The American Can Company Foundation, awarded to a sophomore student of color who not only has made a positive contribution to the Macalester College community but who also has achieved an excellent academic standing.

MUSIC

Friends of Music Award. Awarded by the Music Department to recognize an outstanding student for performance, academic work and service.

Walter A. Lienke Endowed Prize. Established by the testamentary bequest of Walter A. Lienke, a Macalester parent, to recognize outstanding students majoring in music.

Zenas Taylor Prize in Music. Established by Hazel Taylor in 1983 in memory of her husband, Zenas Taylor, ‘20. After her husband’s death, Hazel made great sacrifices to establish this memorial prize honoring his love of music and Macalester, where his heart found joy. Awarded to a student majoring in voice.

Tobin-Smith Endowed Prize. Established by Chester M. Tobin ‘23 and Edward M. Smith. Awarded to a student accomplished in the Scottish art of piping and drumming.

Lila Bell Acheson Wallace Endowed Prize. Established by Mrs. DeWitt Wallace, co-founder of the Reader’s Digest. Awarded to an outstanding student majoring in music.

PHILOSOPHY

Thomas E. Hill Prize. Established by the faculty of the Philosophy Department.  A year’s subscription to a philosophical journal of the student’s choice is awarded for outstanding work in philosophy.

The Jakob Laub Prize. Established in honor of Jakob Laub  by Hans Wendt, his nephew and former Macalester faculty member. Jakob Johann Laub (1884-1962) was a collaborator, long-time friend, and first co-author with Albert Einstein. In Argentina, Laub played a seminal role in introducing theoretical physics and relativity to South America and beyond. Awarded to an advanced student for an exemplary paper or honors thesis in the history and/or philosophy of science (including mathematics).

The Roger K. Mosvick Endowed Prize in Philosophy. Established by former students, Judge Jack Mason and James Fahlgren, in recognition of Dr. Roger K. Mosvick’s contributions to the development of the department of communication studies and his 47 years of service to the college. Awarded by the permanent faculty of the Philosophy Department to a senior majoring in philosophy who has demonstrated academic excellence in the fields of critical thinking, argumentation and  logic.

The Henry R. West Prize in Philosophy. Established by Macalester faculty, staff, alumni, and friends in recognition of Professor Henry R. West for his many years of teaching, scholarship, and service to the college. Awarded to a student who, in the judgment of the Philosophy Department, has written the best essay for the academic year in ethics, social philosophy, or political philosophy.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Dorothy Michel Award. Established by family, alumni and friends in memory of Dorothy Michel, chair of the women’s Physical Education Department (1946-1968). Awarded to outstanding junior and senior female scholar-athletes.

David C. Primrose Endowed Prize. Established by family, friends, and former students in memory of David C. Primrose, director of physical education and track coach (1926-1954). Awarded to an outstanding junior male scholar-athlete.

George E. Scotton Endowed Prize. Established anonymously by an alumnus of the College to honor a fellow member of the Class of 1921, George E. Scotton, who directed Macalester’s Admissions Office for 30 years. Award to an outstanding senior male scholar-athlete.

Wrean Family Prizes. Established by the William H. Wrean Family. One prize each to be awarded to the member of the women’s soccer team, women’s volleyball team and women’s basketball team whose personal conduct, skills, cooperation and leadership have made the greatest contribution to the success of the team as a Macalester College activity.

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Russell B. Hastings Award. Awarded to students for achievement in physics, who also demonstrate outstanding service to the Physics Department.

Dr. Sherman W. Schultz Memorial Award. Established in memory of Dr. Sherman W. Schultz who taught astronomy at Macalester from 1958-1996. Presented to a senior physics and astronomy major with an emphasis in astronomy who has demonstrated both academic excellence and outstanding research.

The Raymond Mikkelson Award. Established in honor of Professor Raymond Mikkelson and awarded to a physics and astronomy senior for excellence in experimental physics.
 
The Sung Kyu Kim Award.  Established in honor of Professor Sung Kyu Kim and awarded to a physics and astronomy senior for the best capstone paper.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Hubert H. Humphrey and Walter F. Mondale Endowed Award in Political Science. Established in 1977 to honor Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale. Hubert Humphrey was a Macalester faculty member, the Mayor of Minneapolis, a U.S. Senator, and Vice President of the United States. The Honorable Walter F. Mondale, ‘50, was the Minnesota Attorney General, a U.S. Senator for Minnesota, and Vice President of the United States. The careers’ of these two men exemplify the highest standards of scholarship and education as well as service to society. The prize is awarded  to one or more distinguished political science scholars.

Peter R. Weisman Endowed Prize. Established by family, friends, and alumni in memory of Peter Weisman ‘78 (1955-1980), who uniquely demonstrated his empathy for his fellow humans by helping them as individuals and through social and political institutions. Presented to  to a political science student who has demonstrated concern for and has worked with the underprivileged and is planning a career dedicated to helping others.

Brent Williams Prize. Established in the memory of Brent Williams, ‘73, by his parents, fellow students, and friends and relatives from Ottumwa, Iowa. Awarded to a political science major who has earned departmental honors or provided outstanding service to the department. Additionally, this student will have had experience in speech and debate and be active in the Macalester College community.

PSYCHOLOGY

The Walter D. Mink Endowed Prize. Established by Walter Mink, a professor in the Psychology Department at Macalester College for 38 years. Awarded to a junior with a strong academic record who demonstrates great research potential and challenging plans for their senior research project. Additionally, the student will have demonstrated outstanding service to the Psychology Department, Macalester College, or the wider community.

Paterson Award Nominee. Macalester’s nominee for the award given by the Minnesota Psychological Association to the most promising senior in Minnesota planning a career in psychology. The student also receives an award provided by the Walter D. Mink endowed prize fund.

Jack Rossmann Endowed Prize. Established in 2004 by Jack and Marty Rossman. Professor Jack Rossman taught in the Macalester Psychology Department for many years until his retirement in 2004. Presented annually to a graduating senior psychology major with an excellent academic record and distinguished contributions in the application of academic psychology through activities such as applied research, internships, or community service.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Arline and Robert A. Caine Memorial Prize. Established in 1976 in memory of Arline and Robert Craine by their friends and family. Mr. Caine served Presbyterian churches in Red Wing, MN, Duluth, MN, and Rochester, NY. In addition, Mr. Caine served as a Minnesota synod executive and as a Macalester College trustee for many years. Awarded to seniors planning to pursue graduate work in religious studies.

George W. Davis Memorial Prize in Religion. Established by Ethel Mary Davis in memory of her husband.  Given by the Religious Studies Department to juniors, who in the judgment of the department, have attained the highest degree of excellence.

SOCIOLOGY

Berry-Rinder-Swain Prize. Established by the Sociology Department faculty in honor of three emeritus professors: Paul Berry, Irwin Rinder, and Al Swain. Awarded to senior sociology majors for outstanding written work in the area of applied sociology and for their contributions to the life and advancement of the Sociology Department.

THEATER & DANCE

Ruth Easton Achievement Award in Theatre & Dance. Given annually through the Theatre & Dance Department to graduating senior major(s) who have excelled, through coursework and applied stage work, as scholars and artists.  In choosing the Ruth Easton Awardee(s), THDA faculty and artistic staff consider three criteria:  excellence in the student’s area of emphasis within the major, measured in both GPA and in project work; leadership in the department and on campus; quality, depth and commitment in the senior capstone project. 

David Wick Endowed Prize for Excellence in Performance. Established by David Wick ‘91, given to a rising junior or senior who has demonstrated a strong level of skill and artistic depth in dance performance to support further studies in dance.

David Wick Endowed Prize for Excellence in Leadership.  Established by David Wick ‘91, given to a senior who has invested time and energy into guiding other students, contributing to the functioning of the dance program, and serving as a role model for commitment to dance.

David Wick Endowed Prize for Excellence in Choreography. Established by David Wick ‘91, given to a rising junior or senior who has shown enthusiasm, creativity and sincerity towards dance to help with the cost of creating and producing a major choreographic work.

WOMEN’S, GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Prize. Established and awarded by the faculty of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program.  A cash award to honor outstanding scholarship and significant contributions to issues of women, gender and sexual orientation.

Endowed Professorships

F.R. Bigelow Professorship in Economics. Established by the F. R. Bigelow Foundation through gifts and a bequest from Frederick R. Bigelow, Macalester College Trustee (1938-47).

Cargill Professorship in Agricultural Economics. Established through gifts from Cargill, Inc.

Harry M. Drake Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities and Fine Arts (1998). Established by Harry M. Drake, Class of 1950, to support a professorship in the Humanities or the Fine Arts.

Edens Professorship in Global Health (2011). The Edens Professorship in Global Health was established through a generous gift from Wesley and Lynn Edens, parents of Ryan Edens ‘14.  The professorship will be filled by an individual whose teaching and research contribute to and enhance the college’s programs in areas including community and global health, international development, environmental studies, and other areas related to addressing global challenges in the areas of health and health care.

Karl Egge Professorship in Economics (2004). Established to honor Karl Egge’s thirty year career at Macalester College. This endowment enables the College to engage an accomplished leader in business and finance chosen for the ability to serve as a teacher, mentor, and guide to students interested in those fields.

Margaret W. Harmon Chair in Christian Theology and Culture (1997). Established for a distinguished teacher-scholar in theology and culture with a general background in the history of Christian thought and a special focus on the Reformed Protestant Tradition. The professor must be conversant with contemporary philosophical or constructive theology and its wider implications for the humanities and be willing to engage in ongoing critical and constructive dialogue with representatives of other fields within the academic study of religion, the other humanistic disciplines, and wider interested publics beyond the academy. Qualifications include excellence in and strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, scholarship, and service to the College. Ability to work comfortably across academic disciplines within the humanities is also desirable.

John S. Holl Distinguished Professorship (2000). Established through the estate of John S. Holl.

Hubert H. Humphrey Professorship in International Affairs (1968). Established by the Andreas Foundation, Crowdus Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis L. Carlson, Henry Crown, Kenneth Dahlberg, Charles Eglehard, B. C. Gamble, Joseph Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Mears, the Paulucci family, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Phillips, and DeWitt Wallace. The professorship is designed to strengthen international education at Macalester by bringing to the campus distinguished individuals in fields relating to international affairs.

Arnold Lowe Professorship in Ecumenical Studies. Established by members of the Dayton family of Minneapolis.

G. Theodore Mitau Professorship of the Social Sciences (1996). Established through a gift by Timothy A. Hultquist, Class of 1972, former Chair of Macalester’s Board of Trustees (1995-2000), and his wife, Cynthia Mealhouse Hultquist. The professorship provides compensation and a stipend for scholarly activities. Preference will be given to a member of the political science or economics department. The faculty member will hold the professorship for a set term after which another faculty member will be appointed.

Edward John Noble Professorship in Economics. Established by a gift from the estate of Edward John Noble and supplementary gifts from the IBM Corporation and DeWitt Wallace.

DeWitt Wallace Endowed Professorships. Established through a gift from Mr. Wallace, Class of 1911, which provides supplementary stipends for the enrichment of teaching ability. First appointments made to faculty members from the fields of anthropology, chemistry, English, French, linguistics, and speech communications.

James Wallace Professorships. Established by DeWitt Wallace in memory of his father for the departments of history, political science, and religion.

O.T. Walter Professorship in Biology. Established through the gifts from colleagues, friends, and former students of Dr. Walter, chairman of the biology department (1922-63), and DeWitt Wallace.