The C. P. Snow Lecture Series

C. P. Snow Scholar Award

The C. P. Snow Scholar Award, a $500 gift, is presented to one or two students each year "who have fulfilled Snow's vision in their schoolwork and extracurricular activities" by finding a way to bridge the gap between the sciences and the humanities.

Students nominated for the award go through a competitive process (see below). The award is presented to the winning students each year at the annual C. P. Snow lecture.

The award was first given in May 1980 to Jennifer Miller, a planned studies major. She received the award just two months before the death of C. P. Snow.

Application Guidelines

Eligible applicants should have junior or senior standing, a minimum GPA of 3.0 (submit transcript), and have demonstrated a record of interdisciplinary work within the humanities and sciences beyond course work.

Complete applications include:

  • Two letters of recommendation submitted from faculty
  • A 1000-word essay that discusses why you think the integration of the humanities and sciences is important and explains what you are doing about it through your academic program, interdisciplinary work and study, and/or your external activities.
  • Copy of transcript (unofficial is fine)

Applications for the 2015-2016 C. P. Snow Scholar Award are now being accepted. Complete applications are due to the review committee by March 11, 2016.  Please submit applications to Dr. Christopher Sinton, C. P. Snow Committee Co-Chair and faculty member in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, at or at the ENVS Departmental Office, 257A Center for Natural Sciences. 



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