Congratulations to the 2016-17 C. P. Snow Scholar Jessica Voutsinas '18! See Jessica's essay >>

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)

Read Jessica's Essay

"Music is one of many expressions of life in which we document, process, and explore what it means to be human. The conclusions we reach and their implications vary between cultures and eras, but collective self-discovery is an instinctive pursuit in which we all partake."

Download the document to read the full essay.

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