This annual prize in the amount of $300 is awarded to the student who best embodies a keen understanding of how an interdisciplinary, research-based approach is important for the improvement of learning and education for all students. All senior Education minors are eligible to apply. As part of the application, applicants will write a personal statement and provide a list of Education courses taken along with letter grades. The prize will be awarded at the annual Celebration for Minors in the Department of Education during the final week of Spring term. The application submission deadline is noon on the Monday of week 8 of Spring term; applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Applications should be submitted to Andrew Coombs. Click on each Education Course to expand.
The Review Committee considers three factors in their deliberations: (1) your personal statement, (2) your GPA in all Education classes, and (3) your overall promise as a research-based scholar of education.
Explain your understanding of how an interdisciplinary, research-based approach to education can improve the field of Education and move it forward. Show evidence of your own growth and learning in coming to this understanding. Include a discussion about the ways in which you are committed to using this approach after you leave Dartmouth. (Not to exceed 2000 characters).