Lorna Peterson Prize
The Lorna M. Peterson Prize supports scholarly and creative work by undergraduate students taking part in Five College programs and cross campus collaborations. The $500 prize is awarded annually based on nominations from Five College programs.
For more information see a description and nomination guidelines at the Lorna Peterson Prize web page.
Five College Student Film & Video Festival
Held annually in the Spring semester, the Five College Student Film and Video Festival welcomes entries from students at all five campuses.
Award Categories: Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Experimental, Best Narrative, Best of Amherst College, Best of Hampshire College, Best of Mt. Holyoke College, Best of Smith College, Best of UMass, Amherst
For further information, see the Five College Student Film & Video Festival page.
Denis Johnston Playwrighting Prize
Awarded by Smith College Department of Theatre for the best play or musical written by an undergraduate at any campus in the Five College consortium. For information on how to apply, please contact the Smith College Department of Theatre.
For information about recent winners, please visit Smith College's Werner Josten Performing Arts Library's Facebook page.
The Tryon Prize for Writing
The Tryon Prize is a monetary prize awarded by a jury for outstanding writing that examines art or ideas associated with the Smith College Museum of Art. Any Smith College student or Five College student in a Smith class may compete for the prize.
The Tryon Prize is named for Dwight W. Tryon, painter, benefactor of the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA), and professor of art at Smith College from 1886 to 1923 and is endowed by members of SCMA’s Visiting Committee.
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Virginia Wagner Dance Scholarship
This need-based scholarship is awarded in the spring to a student (or students) in the Five College Dance programs for substantial and valuable contributions to the programs and productions. Candidates must be full-time matriculated students with 2.5 GPAs (or equivalent good academic standing at Hampshire College) who are continuing their studies for the following year. Awards are based on faculty nominations to the Chair of the Five College Dance Department, who makes the selection of the scholarship recipients.
Mary Dailey Irvine Prize, Five College Astronomy Department
This prize is established through a gift from the Irvine Family to the Five College Astronomy Department in memory of Mary Dailey Irvine (Smith College, 1922). This prize exists to encourage and honor excellent undergraduate research in astronomy and astrophysics. The prize is awarded to a graduating senior from one of the Five College institutions for an outstanding senior thesis or research paper presented to the department on an astronomical or astrophysical topic.
Please visit the Astronomy Department's website for more information on undergraduate awards and scholarships or contact Suzan Edwards at Smith College.