This Humanities Prize is a $500 cash award to recognize exceptional achievement in a capstone project or senior paper.


This award is only available to CWRU humanities students. (Click here for a list of the humanities departments and majors at CWRU.)

Application Details

This year’s deadline is April 22, 2019.
ALL application materials must be submitted prior to 5:00 PM on this date.

To apply, please complete the Undergraduate Humanities Prize Cover Sheet 2019 and submit it to

Award Recipients

Ann Wang, English and Music ’18, “Transfering Performativity: Song and Class Mobility in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
Cullin Brown, Philosophy ’17,  “Thinking Like a Farm: Thoughts Towards an Ethos of Careful Construction”
Chloe Gellert, History ’16, “World War II and Today’s Refugee Crisis in Germany”
Francesca Langer, History ’16, “Republican Pastoral and Federalist Epic: A Mythology of the First Party System”
Jason Walsh, Philosophy ’15, “New Readings of Louis Althusser”
Derek Reinhold, Art History ’14, “Gods of Fire on the Parthenon: Helios and Hephaistos in the East Metopes”