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Description of Prizes

The Joseph Dallet, Jr., ‘27 Memorial Prize

The Dallet Prize honors Joseph Dallet, Jr. ’27 who was killed in action in Saragossa, Spain, in 1937, while serving as the political command of the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion of Canadian-United States anti-fascist volunteers. Up to four prizes are awarded by the faculty to graduating majors for excellence in Spanish and Portuguese.

Christina Dupláa Prize in Iberian Studies and/or Peninsular and Latin American Women’s Studies

The Dupláa Prize is awarded for the best essay in the area of Iberian Studies or Contemporary Women’s writing in Spain or Latin America. If two candidates are judged of equal merit, the prize may be divided evenly between them.

Renna Family Fund in the Romance Languages Prize

The Renna Fund was established in 1996 to help support the tudy of the Romance Languages at Dartmouth College.

Pray Modern Language Prize in Spanish and Portuguese

The Pray Prize was established in 1945 and is given to “the best scholar in modern languages” from among the graduating majors in each department.

The Robert J. Weber Fund Prizes in Honor of Professor Robert Russell

Department of Spanish and Portuguese awards two prizes each year for an essay written in Spanish. The Hispanic Novel Prize is awarded for the best essay written by a full-time Dartmouth College undergraduate on the work of a Hispanic novelist. The Hispanic Poetry Prize is awarded for the best essay written by a full-time Dartmouth College undergraduate on the work of a Hispanic poet. These prizes were established by Robert J. Weber '58 in honor of Professor Robert Russell. Essays must be 8-10 pages in length, double spaced, in 12" legible font. Essays will be judged on the originality of ideas, execution in Spanish, and scholarly promise. Prizes will be announced at the end of each academic year. Seniors and Spanish majors are strongly encouraged to participate.

Meet Our Awardees

Here are some images of the AY 2009-2010 Senior Brunch. Awardees received their prizes at this event from Prof. Spitta and Reyes. Congratulations!

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Last Updated: 8/28/13