American Studies Prizes
Faculty readers may nominate senior essays that they find to be outstanding for one of a number of prizes listed below. Decisions are made at the end of the spring semester. Both one-term and yearlong essays are eligible for consideration.
Percival W. Clement Prize (1994). Awarded to a junior or senior for the best thesis in the support of the principles of the Constitution of the United States of America and the first ten amendments. Also open to students in History and Political Science.
Norman Holmes Pearson Prize (1976). Students, colleagues, and friends in memory of Professor Norman Holmes Pearson, B.A. 1932, Ph.D. 1941. Awarded to a senior in Yale College majoring in American Studies for the best senior essay.