Awards and Prizes

 
David Hall Prize

Students are invited to submit their best papers for the David Hall Prize, an expenses-paid trip to read the prize-winning essay at the Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, held annually in Oneonta, NY. Award amount varies. Submission deadline is in early January. Papers should be submitted to the Undergraduate Chair.

Past Winners:
2021 – Eric Cabato
2020 – Jeremy Terrazas
2019 – Ryse Akiu
2018 – Katarina Tatomirovic
2017 – Austin Burke
2016 – Laura Bearden
2015 – Molly Gorseline
2014 – Daniel C. Silliman
2014 – Blake Miller
2012 – Daniel Lee Jackson


2010 – Bonnie Sheehey
2011 – Nicholas Leonard
2009 – Alan Herbert
2008 – Michael Willenborg
2007 – Christopher Cappelletti
2006 – Laura Rudow
2005 – Zachary Callaghan
2004 – Josephe Vincent
2003 – Brett Bodemer

Ashok Kumar Malhotra “Seva” Award

This award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who combine academic excellence and community service. 1-2 awards are given each year, worth $500-$1,000. Application deadline is during the spring semester

Past Winners:
2020 – Maxwelle Lachance (UG)
2019 – Starshine Chun (UG)
2017 – Cynthia Cuestas (UG)
2015 – Andrew Soh (GR)
2015 – Eduardo Leon (UG)
2012 – Julia Morgan (GR)
2010 – Amy Donahue (GR)
2008 – Aaron Creller (GR)
2007 – Crystal Cooper (UG)
2006 – Stephen Harris (GR)

Keith Whittingslow Essay Prize

Prize awarded for the most outstanding essay written by a graduate student at the department of philosophy.

Past Winners:
2021 – Thomas Schmidt
2021 – Jana Light
2019 – Michael Dufresne
2019 – Chih-Wei Peng
2018 – Adam O’Brien
2018 – Emma Irwin
2017 – Lisa Widdison
2017 – Jing Liu
2016 – Jonathan McKinney
2016 – Sydney Morrow

The Eliot Deutsch PhD Merit Award

Award for the best PhD proposal defense at the department of philosophy.

Past Winners:
2021 – Michael Dufresne


For more information contact the Undergraduate Chair:

Dr. Sean Smith
Sakamaki Hall B-313
t: 808.956.8954
e: sean.smith@hawaii.edu

Or the Graduate Chair:

Dr. George Tsai
Sakamaki Hall B-306
t: 808.956.8734
e: gtsai@hawaii.edu