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Milton Sims Kramer '54 Memorial Prize




What Is the Kramer Prize?

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 2015.

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

All current undergraduates are eligible to apply, either individually or in groups.

How Do I Apply for the Kramer Prize?

Application materials for the 2016 Kramer Prize will be made available in Fall 2015.

2014-2015 Project Areas

Global and Local Impact: Projects that tackle the greater issues of our time in the Upper Valley community and the world beyond.

Community of Care: Projects that build upon Dartmouth's network of support and contribute to a safe and inclusive campus.

Experiential Learning: Projects that enable students to engage with their subjects in a hands-on, practical environment.

Multidisciplinary Creativity: Projects that break the mold and model to combine subjects or ideas that promote "Dartmouth fellowship."

What If I Have More Questions?

Please e-mail the President’s Office Intern by clicking here.

Kramer Prize Recipients 2015

Malcolm Salovaara ’17

Malcolm will create sustainable permaculture gardens across Dartmouth’s campus, nurturing a sense of community around these beautiful and productive public spaces. He is working alongside a number of Greek organizations, involving their members in site analysis, design, and, eventually maintenance, with the goal of expanding these gardens to as many campus locations as possible. Malcolm will leverage his extensive experience and numerous campus partnerships to ensure the success and longevity of these community gardens, bringing our campus together for years to come.

Last Updated: 1/19/15