The Horace B. Russell Prize is a scholarship award given annually by the Philosophy Department for the best undergraduate paper in ethics written for a class during the preceding calendar year. The Psychology Department also awards a $200 prize for a paper in psychology out of this fund. The scholarship amount this year will be in the range of $200–$500, depending on the availability of the funds and the number of scholarships awarded.
The Psychology Department also awards a Horace B. Russell Prize for a paper in psychology out of this fund.
Philosophy papers are nominated by instructors of record in the Philosophy Department who have taught undergraduate ethics classes at any level during the preceding calendar year. Each such instructor of record may nominate one or two papers. The nominees are not required to be philosophy majors or minors.
Instructors of record should submit nominations via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm, Monday, April 12, 2021. Papers written for ethics courses taken in calendar year 2020 are eligible. Nominations should include:
- A brief letter of nomination stating the name of the student, title of their paper, course title and semester in which the paper was written, and contact information for the student, including their email address.
- A copy of the nominated paper.
Scholarship recipients shall be selected by the Philosophy Department Awards Committee.