Thesis Prizes

Next Deadline: April 20, 2020

James R. and Isabel D. Hammond Thesis Prize

The Hammond Prize is awarded for the best Harvard undergraduate senior honors thesis related to Spanish-speaking Latin America. It was established in 1992 by a gift from James R. Hammond '57.  Each department may nominate one candidate, and a faculty committee selects the prize recipient. The winner is determined in late May, and announced at the DRCLAS Certificate Ceremony held on the Wednesday before Commencement. This prize carries a monetary award of $500.

Submit a Nomination for Hammond Prize

Joan Morthland Hutchins Thesis Prize in Latino Studies

The Joan Morthland Hutchins Thesis Prize is awarded to recognize the Harvard College senior who writes the best thesis on a subject concerning Latinos (either recent immigrants or established communities of Latin American descent in the United States). It was established by gift from Joan Morthland Hutchins. Candidates may be nominated by their department, concentration, instructional committee, or they may nominate their own theses. The winner is determined in late May, and announced at the DRCLAS Certificate Ceremony held on the Wednesday before Commencement. This prize carries a monetary award of $500. 

Submit a Nomination for Hutchins Prize

Kenneth Maxwell Senior Thesis Prize

The Kenneth Maxwell Thesis Prize in Brazilian Studies was awarded for the first time in the Spring of 2005, and was established to recognize the best Harvard College senior thesis on a subject related to Brazil. This annual prize is funded by a gift to DRCLAS from Professor Kenneth Maxwell. Candidates may be nominated by their department, concentration, instructional committee. The winner is determined in late May and announced at the DRCLAS Certificate Ceremony during Commencement Week. The prize carries a monetary award of $500. 

Submit a Nomination for Maxwell Prize

Questions?

Contact Rachel Murray-Crawford, Assistant Director of Student Programs