The Two Towers Prize

"In keeping with the original purposes of the founders of the College, John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn,  the Two Towers Prize is awarded to the student who, through general academic competence, campus leadership, regular course work, and special work in research and projects, best exemplifies a combined proficiency in the theoretical and practical which is at the heart of the WPI educational tradition.  This prize was given by Mildred M. Tymeson Petrie, the author of Two Towers, the centennial history of WPI." 

This prize is awarded annually to an outstanding member of the junior class. The Two Towers Prize will be presented at the Undergraduate Student Awards Luncheon on April 27, 2015. 

Applications will be accepted online no later than Monday, April 6, 2015, and should include the following materials:

  1.  A personal statement written by the student describing his or her academic and other interests at WPI as well as  aspirations or goals (500-1000 words);
  2.  A resume with a brief description of leadership, campus and community service, employment, internships, research and academic projects (1-2 pages);
  3.  A transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable); and
  4.  A faculty letter of support testifying to the student’s qualifications.  (Additional letters of support from faculty or staff are welcome but not required. 

The application consists of two steps.  Students meet with faculty members to discuss their application and then submit their materials (personal statement, resume and transcript) through the online application system. When the student has completed submitting these materials, the faculty 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.


2014 Winner 
 Name  Major
Thomas Moutinho   Biomedical Engineering 
 2014 Honorable Mention
 Name  Major
 Luke Perreault  Biomedical Engineering


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