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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 spring term of 2019.

Past project applications have included a sustainable permaculture garden at Dartmouth, a proof-of-concept for a "tiny house" as a housing option for the homeless in the Upper Valley, and a Dartmouth Book Day to help foster academic communities on campus. We welcome any projects that serve to promote "Dartmouth Fellowship."

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 2019 Kramer Prize can be found here. The deadline for applying is Friday, January 11, 2019.

2018-2019 Project Areas

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

Connected Community: Projects that foster relationships among stakeholders within our community — either inside or outside of Dartmouth itself — in order to deepen community bonds.

Lives of Leadership: Projects that advance Dartmouth's distinctive educational model or create opportunities that will prepare students for lives of leadership.

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.

Last Updated: 11/6/18