First-Year Student Prizes

First-year students are eligible for the Katharine Booth Brock Prize and the William S. Churchill Prize.

About the Awards

The Katharine B. Brock Prize and the William S. Churchill Prize are awarded annually to two students in the first-year class who best exemplify the following criteria:

  • Outstanding academic achievement;
  • Service to the Dartmouth community;
  • Loyalty to the ideals of the College;
  • Concern for the welfare of others.

Additionally, recipients should display the qualities that Mr. Churchill wished to reward, especially those of fairness, respect for duty, and committed Dartmouth citizenship.

    Katharine B. Brock Prize

    The Katharine B. Brock Prize was established in 1974 in honor of Katharine B. Brock who was assistant to the Dean of Freshman for twenty-one years, handling the affairs of twenty-one Dartmouth classes. Mrs. Brock was an "unofficial counselor and 'in-loco-matris' for thousands of Dartmouth students" and an adopted member of the Class of 1977.

    Recipients

    • 2019: Melissa Alexsandra Barales-Lopes '22
    • 2018: Abigail Bresler '21 
    • 2017: Rachel Muir '20
    • 2016: Catharine Roddy '19
    • 2015: Michelle Dundek '18
    • 2014: Katherine McAvoy '17
    • 2013: Lea Schroeder '16
    • 2012: Lorelei Yang '15
    • 2011: Emily Eisner '14
    • 2010: Emma Smith '13

    The William S. Churchill Prize

    The William S. Churchill Prize was established in 1924 by William A. Churchill in memory of his son, William S. Churchill, who was killed in an automobile accident after only one semester at Dartmouth.

    Recipients

    • 2019: Juan Carlos Quinonez Zepeda '22
    • 2018: Carlos Polanco '21
    • 2017: Marcus Shaw '20
    • 2016: Danny Li '19
    • 2015: Jay Raju '18
    • 2014: Oscar Cornejo, Jr. '17
    • 2013: Andrew Nalani '16
    • 2012: Jordan Are '15
    • 2011: Cole Marcoux '14
    • 2010: Jason Curley '13