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Jane Dealy and Woodrow Wirsig Memorial Prize

Each year the members of the Committee on Fellowships select the recipient(s) of the Jane Dealy and Woodrow Wirsig Memorial Prize.  This prize is awarded to a senior(s) who shows excellence and promise in the field of journalism.  This year we are inviting any senior who thinks he or she might qualify to be considered for the prize to submit an application.

The application and submission instructions will be available later this semester.

A small monetary prize in recognition of achievement and promise in the field of journalism, broadly defined will be presented at the Awarding of Prizes.

Deadline for all components of the application is May 3

  1. Use the Recommendation Registration Form to register one Vassar faculty member.  You must register your writer before you submit your application and inform them that the letter is due by the campus deadline. 
  2. Complete the Wirsig Application Form and submit it by the campus deadline.

For Applicants: You must submit your application through the online system as indicated above. Please note that you cannot save information in the application and return to it at a later date. You'll need a transcript with your fall grades included so you won't be able to submit the application until Ask Banner re-opens after the end of the fall term in January. You should save your work in a separate document and enter it all at once when you are ready to submit. 

For Letter Writers: Candidates should register their references through the online application. Once registered, writers will receive a link to this form Letter of Recommendation Submission Form. If you haven't received an email please follow up with the applicant to ensure that you have been registered to write on his/her behalf. You may access this form at any time through this site, however you cannot save information and return to the form at a later date.