Muriel B. Kahrl American Women's Prize

Named for one of the first women to teach at Kenyon College, the Muriel Kahrl Prize will be awarded to a student for an outstanding research paper, project, visual exhibit, performance or digital story that features or is focused upon the life and experiences of an American woman.  The recipient must have attained sophomore standing and need not be an American studies major.  Candidates for the prize may be self-nominated, but the nomination must be accompanied by two supporting letters provided by faculty.  The letter of nomination must be accompanied by the research paper or a statement describing in detail the project for which the award is being sought. 

The Muriel B. Kahrl American Women's Prize submission must be submitted electronically to Director of American Studies Ric Sheffield at sheffier@kenyon.edu by advertised deadline date.  In addition to your work submission, each applicant must complete an American Studies Google Cover Sheet.

The William B. Scott Award

A departmental prize in honor of Professor Emeritus William B. Scott, awarded annually for the best written, visual, or exhibition project in an American Studies course this year. Students need not be American Studies majors. The winner will receive a monetary gift. An electronic copy of the piece of work you wish to have considered by the American Studies Department must be submitted electronically to Ric Sheffield at sheffier@kenyon.edu by advertised due date.

In addition to your work submission, each applicant must complete an American Studies Google Cover Sheet. 

Dalton Fellowship For American Studies

An annual collegiate award for the student who has done the best work in American Studies. A proposed graduate program of study and evidence of leadership ability and character are required. The Dalton Prize provides significant support towards tuition for graduate work in American Studies and will be used within three years of graduation. The application form proposal and supporting materials must be submitted electronically to Director of American Studies Ric Sheffield at sheffier@kenyon.edu by advertised due date.

Application required: Dalton Application form link (PDF)

In addition to your work submission, each applicant must complete an American Studies Google Cover Sheet. 

AWARD REQUIREMENT: LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Each of the awards referenced above will be juried by the chair of American Studies in consultation with  two other faculty members. All applicants must request two (2) letters of recommendation from a faculty members familiar with the applicant's work and arrange for the letters to be submitted directly to Professor Ric Sheffield by the application deadline listed above. Nominating and supporting letters should include a statement indicating the reasons that the work is deserving of special recognition.  In addition, applicants must complete an American Studies Google Cover Sheet.

Martin Family Fellowships in American Studies

The Martin Family Fund provides support for students in American Studies to work independently. You may apply for funding to assist with travel, research expenses, and equipment (which will belong to the program) including copy/photo/video costs.

Kenyon does not reimburse for gas receipts. Kenyon reimburses mileage at the per diem rate per mile listed on the Accounting Office webpage. Standard mileage reimbursements must be accompanied by an online mapping print out, beginning and ending odometer reading, or detailed log of daily mileage incurred.

Please note that reimbursements (with supporting receipts) will be submitted for approval to the American Studies director once the administrative assistant receives the Travel and Entertainment Form. Additionally, approved applicants must submit a three-page report with photographic documentation at the request of the Martin Family. The report is a summary of the project and how the Martin Family funds assisted with the American Studies academic research for the senior major or senior honors project presentation.

All documentation must submitted to the American Studies administrative assistant (2nd floor Seitz House) in order to process approved reimbursement(s) with Accounts Payable within 60 days of the incurred expenses.

Application required: Martin Family Fellowship Application (PDF)