Charles S. Garside, Jr. Prize in History

The Charles S. Garside, Jr. Prize in History is awarded to distinguished history majors– or current graduate students – to honor the memory of Charles S. Garside, Jr., a member of the Rice history department from 1966 to 1987. The prize offers outstanding students time to broaden and deepen their education through travel and reflection.

Any member of the history department can make nominations for consideration. Students who will have completed at least six (6) history courses by the time of application and who have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2 are eligible to apply directly.

The application for the award consists of:

  • A 2 page statement of plans and a 1 page budget
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from members of the history department
  • A current transcript

Example Application****

****(This application was submitted before we created a 2 page limit of plans and 1 page budget. Please do NOT submit an application that is more than 3 pages total - 2: statement of plans and 1: budget.)

The application is due in the history department by 5:00 PM, March 18th, 2019.

In making awards, the prize committee will give preference to undergraduates and multiple awards can be issued every year. Recipients must complete their period of travel and reflection within fifteen (15) months of receiving the prize (which is normally awarded at graduation). Awardees must submit a brief account of their travels (in a NON-PDF format, preferrably Word) to the history department and to the Garside Family. The prize may not be used for tuition within the United Sates nor may it be used in lieu of a graduate fellowship from Rice. The prize committee is under no obligation to make an award in any given academic year.

Year

Student Name(s)

2019

Camille Chenevert, Clair Hopper, Laurel Keehae Kim, Eliza Cecille Martin, Darren Pomida, Robert C. Williamson

2018

Conrado A. Asenjo-Molina, James Altschul, Gary Dreyer, Rachel M. Lee, Oliver Franklin Rusnock Lucier, Walden Scott Pemantle, Derek Qiu, Martin Rather

2017

Ben Hawriluk, Tianwei Liu, Rebecca L. Powell

2016

Monica Melendez, Mary Charlotte Carroll, Camille Denton, Jungbin Lim, Joel Thompson

2015

Emma Hurt, Kara van Schlifgaarde, Walter Hurst Williamson, Yuanzhou Wu

2014

Angela Wu Guo, Alaina Laszewski, Amber Mirajkar, Allison G. Raven, Maria Montalvo (GS)

2013

Louise Bentsen, Kaitlin Doody, Mariel Rodriguez, Elizabeth Tacy, Stephanie Wu

2012

Batoul Abuharb, Allison Korinek, Marielle Schweickar, Hannah Thalenberg, Graham West, Jaclyn Youngblood

2011

Thomas Campbell, Criag Labatte

2010

Burton DeWitt, Kelin Marie Herrington, Nicholas Muscara, Katherine O'Sullivan

2009

William Glas-Hochstettler, Coris E. Salmeron, Embre J. Smith

2008

Adriana Grivas, Jaymin Kim, Jacob Neu

2007

Stephen Adams, Matthew Harrigan, Elizabeth Klacynski, Laura Szarmach

2006

Daniel Holman, Jo Ling Ken, Jordana Mosten, Jonathan Verma

2005

Daniel Franke, Ian Furman, Phillip Levine, Taryn Roos