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 2014.
All current undergraduates are eligible to apply, either individually or in groups.
Application materials for the 2014 Kramer Prize will be made available in Fall 2013.
Project areas for the 2014 prize will be announced in Fall 2013.
Please e-mail the President’s Office Intern by clicking here.
Emma L. Smith '13
Emma Smith used the Kramer Prize to hold "The Dartmouth on Purpose Conference" in Spring 2013. The conference brought together alumni, students, staff, and faculty to explore the meaning of purpose in their lives. The one-day conference also sought to “empower participants with the resources to live in an intentional, meaningful, and purposeful manner.” More than 200 people attended this event.
Last Updated: 6/9/13