On May 9, more than 300 Wesleyan students received University prizes and awards during a reception. The honors, which include scholarships, fellowships, and leadership prizes, are granted to students and student organizations based on criteria established for each prize or award. Certain University prizes are administered by the Student Affairs/Deans’ Office, while others are administered by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD).
In addition, SALD hosted a Leadership Awards Banquet in Beckham Hall on April 27.
Wesleyan University’s awards, prizes, and scholarships program connects recipients to the legacies of alumni, administrators, faculty, and friends whose lives and work are honored through endowed gifts. Recipients of academic scholarships, fellowships, and prizes represent the highest ideals of Wesleyan University—intellectual curiosity, academic excellence, creative expression, leadership, and service. While celebrating these recipients of awards, prizes, and scholarships, we also honor and thank alumni and friends for their generous contributions and gifts.
The awards and recipients are listed below: (Photos by Rich Marinelli)
George H. Acheson and Grass Foundation Prize in Neuroscience
Established in 1992 by a gift from the Grass Foundation, this prize is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate in the Neuroscience and Behavior Program who demonstrates excellence in the program and who also shows promise for future contributions in the field of neuroscience.
- Lila Levinson ’18
- Carli Poisson ’18
Alumni Prize in the History of Art
Established by Wesleyan alumni and awarded to a senior who has demonstrated special aptitude in the history of art and who has made a substantive contribution to the major.
- Nicole Boyd ’18
- Lily Landau ’18
- Charlotte Pitts ’18
American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry
Awarded for excellence in analytical chemistry.
- Maya Marshall ’18
American Chemical Society Connecticut Valley Section Award
Awarded for outstanding achievement to a graduating chemistry major.
- Aaron Stone ’18
American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry
Awarded to an undergraduate student in inorganic chemistry to recognize achievement and encourage further study in the field.
- David Solti ’18
American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry
Awarded to a senior who has displayed a significant aptitude for organic chemistry
- Theo Prachyathipsakul ’19