The Kranich Prize

"The Wilmer L. and Margaret M. Kranich Prize is awarded annually to the WPI student who best exemplifies excellence in the humanities and arts and its full integration into his/her undergraduate experiences.  This demonstration would include, but is not limited to, course work, independent projects such as the humanities and arts project, and extracurricular activities."

Candidates may be majors in any discipline other than the Humanities and Arts.  A double major with one major in the Humanities and Arts is not eligible. Candidates must be students completing their junior or senior year. The award will be presented at the Undergraduate Student Awards Luncheon on April 27, 2015.

The application will be accepted online until Monday, April 6, 2015, and should include the following materials:

1. A personal statement written by the student describing the integration of the humanities and arts into his/her undergraduate experiences;

2. A resume including a list of projects, extracurricular activities, and involvement in the Humanities and Arts;

 3. A faculty letter of support testifying to the nominee’s qualifications.  (Additional letters of support from faculty and staff are welcome but note required.)   The application process consists of two steps:  Students submit their materials (personal statement, resume and transcript) in the online nomination form. When the students have completed submitting these materials, the faculty members supporting the application will be notified by email to submit their letters of support in the online application. All materials must be submitted as PDF documents.

The selection committee will include Dean of Undergraduate Studies Arthur Heinricher, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies Kristin Wobbe, plus one additional faculty representative.

Kranich Prize 2014 Winner

  • Giovanna Cutietta Olson - Civil Engineering

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