The Consulate General Prize for German Studies

The Consulate General Prize for German Studies is made available by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Boston and is awarded to that junior or senior who, in the judgment of the Department of German, has made a superior contribution to any aspect of German Studies at Amherst College.

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The Consulate General Prize for Academic Achievement

The Consulate General Prize for Academic Achievement in German Literature, made available by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Boston, is awarded to that student who, in the judgment of the Department of German, has written the best paper as part of a German course.

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College Meeting, the annual awards ceremony for undergraduates of Amherst College,  recognizes the outstanding work of first-years, sophomores and juniors throughout the year. Prizes are awarded in 14 areas of study, as well as for scholarship and citizenship. The majority of awards are named in honor of notable alumni and faculty, whose enduring legacies continue to shape the College today. (An annual awards ceremony for graduating seniors, known as Senior Assembly, is held separately.)

Spratlan, Professor of Music at Amherst College, Receives Pulitzer Prize

April 10, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Lewis Spratlan, Peter R. Pouncey Professor of Music at Amherst College, has received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in music for his composition, Life is a Dream, Opera in Three Acts: Act Two, Concert Version, which received its world premiere at Amherst in January.

The David F. Quinn Memorial Prize

A Glossary of Geology is awarded in the memory of David F. Quinn, class of 1980, to an outstanding Senior student who, during his/her undergraduate career has made a positive contribution to 'Geology at Amherst' through his/her character, leadership, enthusiasm and participation in departmental activities.

The Belt-Brophy Prize in Geology

The Belt-Brophy prize, formerly the Stearns prize, is given to that student at the end of the junior year who, in the judgement of the Department of Geology, has shown the greatest promise for success as a geologist. The prize is given in honor of Professors Edward S. Belt and Gerald P. Brophy who, through their combined 78 years of teaching, brought Geology at Amherst College into a 21st Century study of the Earth and Environment. The prize is a Brunton compass, the most important geological field tool in the past and for the future.