hand-drawn map showing proposed Wooster Square redevelopment in New Haven.

The library awards three annual prizes for outstanding senior essays. Each carries a $500 award and is presented during commencement ceremonies at the recipient’s residential college.

Senior essays submitted to a Yale academic department at any point in the 2018-19 academic year are eligible for consideration. Submissions are open now for all three prizes. 

Elizabeth Morris installing 2016 "Moving Earth" exhibit in Memorabilia Room

Proposals are being accepted through Monday, April 8, for three exhibits to be displayed in the Sterling Memorial Library Memorabilia Room in 2020.

Library staff, faculty, graduate or professional students, or other campus affiliates may propose and curate exhibits using materials from library collections.