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Annual Writing Contest

Sponsored by the Class of 55 Endowment Fund, the Philosophy Department awards two $500 prizes each year to the winners of its writing contest.  To see what you need to do to get a chance at winning this year (entries due April 15, 2016), click here for a larger view of the poster to the left.

Nicholas Freemont Plummer Philosophy Prize

​Nick at Phish Big Cypress Y2K  Concert

Established by Molly McKaughan, of Montclair, New Jersey, in honor and memory of her son Nick. Nick was a senior philosophy major who died unexpectedly on February 27, 2001.

A prize of $1000 and certificate of recognition. Awarded annually to a junior majoring in philosophy who, in the judgment of the philosophy faculty, is an outstanding student as indicated by overall academic record, especially in philosophy, and who shows the most enthusiasm in his or her spirit of philosophical inquiry.

The first prize was awarded, in the summer of 2001, to Jeremy Cushing.

Palmer Prize

Lucia Palmer

​The Palmer Prize was established in the memory of Lucia Palmer, a highly regarded Professor of Philosophy who taught at the University of Delaware for many years.  It includes a cash prize that is awarded annually to the Philosophy major with the highest GPA.

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