Prizes

Edward Jones Prize

Each year the Black Studies Department awards the Edward Jones Prize in honor of the first black alumnus of Amherst College. Competition for the prize is open to any graduating Amherst College senior (or E) who has written an honors thesis that addresses a present or future issue of concern to black people in Africa and the Diaspora.

Awards

Donald S. Pitkin Prize The Donald S. Pitkin Prize in Anthropology-Sociology, established in honor of the founder of the department on the occasion of his retirement, is given to that student whose honors thesis best exemplifies the humane values to which Professor Pitkin committed his research and teaching.

Frederick King Turgeon Prize Recipients

2013 Terrence Cullen '13
2012 Yevgeniy Golubitskiy '12
2011 Samantha Presnal '11 & Irina Troconis '11
2010 Eszter Vincze  '10 & Megan Worsley '10
2009 Timothy Deary '09 & Emily Wright '09
2008 Kayla Andrews '08 & Allison St. Brice '08
2007 April Xin '07
2006 Natalia Potok '06
2005 Jennifer Morash '05
2004 Jessica Chang '04 & Julius Nanna '04
2003 Cheryl Fakhry '03 & Aatish Taseer '03
2002 Tamar Kaim '02

Jeffrey J. Carre Award Recipients

2013 Bolatito Kolawole '14
2012 Yi Lu '14
2011 Kevin Wu '12
2010 Kathryn De Waele '13 & Zhuqing Hu '13
2009 Samantha Presnal '11 & Daniel Silverman '11
2008 Mohammed Palejwala '09 & Eszter Vincze '10
2007 Normandy Vincent '08
2006 Meghan Kemp-Gee '07 & Kristen Koch '07
2005 Dominique De Vastey '07
2004 Anna Antoniak '05
2003 Mary Duvernay '04
2002 Miro Skovajsa '04
2001 Ivo Gatsinski '01
2000 Heeyoon Chang '01
1999 Judson Coplan '01
1998 Jessica Kronstadt '00
1997 Divya Rajaraman '98 & Vera Zieman '98

Fellowships and Awards

Exchange Fellowships. Graduating Seniors are eligible for two Exchange Fellowships for study in France:

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