Submit Your Senior Essay for a Yale Library Prize

Yale graduates preparing for commencement
April 4, 2018
Attention Seniors! Win recognition, honor, and a  $500 cash prize for an essay based on your original research. The Yale University Library offers four senior essay prizes, each with an award of $500. 
 

The Manuscripts & Archives (MSSA) Kaplan Prize for Yale History is awarded in memory of MSSA Archivist Diane E. Kaplan for an outstanding senior essay on a topic related to Yale.The prize is presented at the student's residential college commencement ceremony. Submission deadline is Friday, April 20, at 5 p.m. EDT. For essay guidelines and to submit your essay: https://guides.library.yale.edu/MSSAPrize
 

A second MSSA Kaplan Senior Essay Prize is awarded for an outstanding senior essay on any topic based on research conducted in MSSA. The prize is presented at the student's residential college commencement ceremony. Submission deadline is Friday, April 20, at 5 p.m. EDT. For essay guidelines and to submit your essay: https://guides.library.yale.edu/MSSAPrize
 

The Harvey M. Applebaum ’59 Award recognizes an outstanding senior essay that makes use of government/IGO information from Yale’s collections (U.S., Canada, United Nations, EU, or Food & Agriculture Organization). For more information and to submit your essay: http://guides.library.yale.edu/Applebaum. Submission deadline is Wednesday, April 26 at 11:59 p.m.
 

The Library Map Prize is awarded to a Yale College senior for the best use of maps in a senior essay or its equivalent.  For more information and to submit your essay: http://guides.library.yale.edu/MapPrizeSubmission deadline is Wednesday, April 26 at 11:59 p.m.