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Applebaum Award


2021 Award Winners

First Prize: Aakshi Agarwal, Pauli Murray College- Center

"Regulatory Agency Capture: How the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Approved the Mountain Valley Pipeline"


Second Prize: Trinidad Kechkian, Pierson College- Right

"An Equitable Transformation of the Energy System: The Role of State-Level Incentives for Distributed Energy Resources"


Honorary Mention: Angela Xiao, Jonathan Edwards College- Left

"Battling Over Bargain-Hunting: Defining the American consumer through mass-consumption shopping practices, 1909-1915"


Senior essays submitted for consideration for the Applebaum Award must be based in some part on research material within one of the following collections in Yale University Library's government documents collections:

About Harvey M. Applebaum

Harvey M. Applebaum, class of 1959, is a senior counsel, specializing in international trade and antitrust law, with the Washington firm of Covington & Burling LLP and a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a past Chairman of the Association of Yale Alumni and the Yale Alumni Magazine board.


About the Harvey M. Applebaum '59 Award

The Harvey M. Applebaum '59 Award is conferred on a Yale College senior for an outstanding essay based on research that has substantial use of government information found in the Yale University Library's depository collections. The prize is an award of $500.

The prize was established by the daughters of Harvey M. Applebaum, class of 1959, in honor of his 70th birthday. The inaugural award was conferred in 2008; past winners are listed here.


Senior essays submitted for consideration for the Applebaum Award must be based in some part on research material within one of the following collections in Yale University Library's government documents collections:

These rich collections support research in a wide range of subjects, including international relations, public policy, economics, trade, agriculture, environmental studies, public health, and much more. Research material may be held within Yale's government information collections or may be available in digital format. Questions about whether particular research resources fall within the eligibility criteria should be directed to Kenya Flash, Government Information librarian at the Marx Science and Social Science Library. 

Senior essayists will also need to submit a statement explaining their use of any of these collections in their essay. Statements may include phrases such as "the resource I used is central to my argument because...," "the variety of government documents used in my paper allowed me to...", and "this document best demonstrates the thinking of..."


Essays may be submitted by seniors or their faculty advisors.The winning student must agree to grant the library a non-exclusive right to post their essay on EliScholar. To submit, you must sign in using your Yale netid here.


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