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Environmental Studies: Essay Prizes for EVST seniors

A research guide for Environmental Studies at Yale University

Library and Environmental Studies Essay Prizes

The following essay prizes are awarded by the Yale University Library or the Department of Environmental Studies.

Library Prizes

DAVID M. POTTER (1997)

William P. MacKinnon, B.A. 1960, and Richard A. MacKinnon, B.A. 1960. To be awarded annually for the best undergraduate essay on a topic in American history or culture. For further information, consult the Curator of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

HARVEY M. APPLEBAUM (2007)

Established by the family and friends of Harvey M. Applebaum, B.A. 1959, for an outstanding senior essay based on research done in the collections of the University Library’s Government Documents & Information Center. Essays may be submitted by faculty advisers or by students. For more information, please see the Applebaum Prize page.

HOWARD R. LAMAR (1997)

William P. MacKinnon, B.A. 1960, and Richard A. MacKinnon, B.A. 1960. To be awarded annually for the best undergraduate essay on a topic in the history or culture of the North American West. For further information, consult the Curator of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

LIBRARY MAP (1949)

The Library Map Prize is awarded to a Yale College senior for the best use of maps in a senior essay or its equivalent. The prize is an award of $500. The winning student must agree to grant the library a non-exclusive right to post the essay on EliScholar. To submit an essay, go to the EliScholar's Library Map Prize website.

MANUSCRIPTS AND ARCHIVES DIANE KAPLAN MEMORIAL SENIOR ESSAY PRIZES (2003)

Two student prizes to be awarded, as follows:

  1. Awarded to a senior in any department for an outstanding essay based on research done in Manuscripts and Archives.

  2. Awarded to a senior in any department for an outstanding senior essay on Yale.

WALTER McCLINTOCK (1952)

Walter McClintock, B.A. 1891, Curator of the McClintock Indian Collection in the University Library 1934-49. To be awarded annually for the best undergraduate essay on a topic in the history or culture of the North American West. For further information, consult the Curator of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Environmental Studies Prizes

GAYLORD DONNELLEY PRIZE IN STUDIES IN THE ENVIRONMENT

The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the Donnelley Family in memory of Mr. Gaylord Donnelley, a conservationist dedicated to advances in research and education. The award is made by faculty to the author of a distinguished piece of interdisciplinary scholarship.

 

Additional prizes, fellowships, and lectureships.