Student Awards

The Department of Philosophy typically bestows two student awards annually.

The Jennifer Bosanko Memorial Scholarship is awarded each Fall to one or two philosophy majors who are judged through a brief application to show an inquisitive sprit and well-rounded approach to the world. For more details about the origin of the award and to see a list of past recipients, consult the Bosanko Scholarships page.

The Jerry Miller Essay Award is bestowed in the Spring upon a graduating senior who, in the judgment of a faculty panel, has written the best prize-worthy essay. The prize is announced and typically presented at graduation. The recipient, however, need not be a spring graduate as long as he or she graduates within the given academic year. For more information about the establishment of this award, rules for submission, and a list of past recipients, please see the Miller Essay Award page.