Prizes and Scholarships
THE WILLARD THORP THESIS PRIZE
A prize is awarded to the senior in the American Studies Program who prepares the most outstanding thesis of a clearly interdisciplinary nature. The prize honors Professor Willard Thorp, a founder of the Program and for many years its chairman.
Ariel Claire Powell, Department of Politics
Plea Bargaining in the Bronx: The Indigent Defendant's Perspective on the Criminal Justice System
Nora Byrne Sullivan, Department of English
Sarah Marie Gerth
Alexis Bard Johnson
Anne Virginia Weinmann
A prize awarded to the student in the American Studies Program who does the best work in the conferences, or seminars, of the Program. Established in 1951 in memory of Professor David F. Bowers of the Department of Philosophy, one of the faculty group which drew up the plan for the American Studies Program, the prize was endowed in 1955 by Professor and Mrs. Willard Thorp.
Ariel Claire Powell
Emily Margaret Rutherford
Robert Spencer Ryan
Jessica Rachel Yanovsky