The Kramer Prize, endowed in honor of Milton Sims Kramer ’54, is a monetary award administered by the Office of the President that serves to promote “Dartmouth Fellowship.” It is given annually as a grant for a student or student group to engage in a research, service, or programming project that benefits the Dartmouth community.
Milton Sims Kramer was an Editor of The Dartmouth, Chairman of Palaeopitus, Valedictorian of his class, and a Rhodes Scholarship recipient. The Dartmouth community was shocked by the news of his death in the summer of 1954, shortly after his graduation from Dartmouth. His classmates established the Milton Sims Kramer Memorial Foundation in his name "to honor his humility, understanding, fervent dedication to the services of his fellow man, and overall strength of character." The Milton Sims Kramer Memorial Foundation enables students to respond to the most current and essential needs of the College by giving them broad freedoms to design and implement its projects.
The Office of the President, working with Palaeopitus Senior Society, has identified areas of need on campus. All current undergraduate students, individually or in groups, are invited to submit proposals to address these project areas. The student or group with the best proposal will receive funding to complete their project over the winter and spring terms of 2013.
All current undergraduates are eligible to apply, either individually or in groups.
Interested applicants should download the 2013 Kramer Prize application and return the completed form and any additional materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application requires a Faculty/Administrative Advisor and a detailed project proposal.
Applications are due Wednesday, October 24th. A winner will be selected and notified by December 3.
Sustainability: Projects that increase environmental sustainability at Dartmouth.
Campus Technology: Projects that use technology to improve student life and/or academics and make campus resources more accessible.
Campus Health: Projects that increase the health and wellness of the student body.
Interdisciplinary: Projects that combine diverse academic interests to promote “Dartmouth fellowship.”
Please e-mail the President’s Office Intern by clicking here.
Sarah-Marie Hopf '13 and Katherine Burns '13
Sarah-Marie Hopf and Katherine Burns used the Kramer Prize to expand their work on food security in the Upper Valley through their Dartmouth Food Connection program. The program seeks to "enable Dartmouth community members to interact meaningfully with each other and the local community, using food as a medium." Their project included spearheading a food donation drive with Willing Hands and the Haven, leading discussions with students and guest speakers from the Upper Valley about food insecurity, and partnering with DDS to organize a dinner during which students could donate DBA or a meal swipe and learn more about local hunger and food insecurity.
Last Updated: 9/24/12