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.