The Robert J. Weber Fund Prizes in Honor of Professor Robert Russell

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese awards two prizes each year for an essay written in Spanish. The Hispanic Novel Prize is awarded for the best essay written by a full-time Dartmouth College undergraduate on the work of a Hispanic novelist. The Hispanic Poetry Prize is awarded for the best essay written by a full-time Dartmouth College undergraduate on the work of a Hispanic poet. These prizes were established by Robert J. Weber '58 in honor of Professor Robert Russell. 

Prize criteria

Essays must be 8-10 pages in length, double spaced, in 12" legible font. Essays will be judged on the originality of ideas, execution in Spanish, and scholarly promise. Prizes will be announced at the end of each academic year. Seniors and Spanish majors are strongly encouraged to participate.

2016 Recipients

  • Alba Belachmi
  • Caroline King
  • Edward Romeyn
  • Guillermo Alfredo Amaro Chacon
  • Julian Bonorris
  • Miguel Ángel Peña

2015 Recipients

  • Marissa Cooper
  • Murylo Batista
  • Nushy Golriz
  • Sonia Meza
  • Lydia Cash
  • Lauren Yeager

2014 Recipients

  • Emily Dollar
  • Olivia Evans
  • Victoria Fernández
  • Caroline Gellman
  • John Heise
  • Aaron McGee
  • Ellen Pittman

2013 Recipients

  • Elizabeth Blanken
  • Anna Deffebach
  • Kathleen Chung
  • Pedro Hurtado Ortiz
  • Katherine Payne
  • Gabriel Rosenstein

2012 Recipients

  • Jessica Chen
  • Ana Sofia de Brito
  • Daniela Devlin
  • Reuben Hurst
  • Erin Lansky
  • Virginia Roach
  • Anna Wearn
  • Christina Wray

2011 Recipients

  • Elena Falloon
  • Emily Garvin
  • Delfina González
  • Juan J. González
  • Lauren Reiser

2010 Recipients

  • Emily Baumrin
  • Sydney Ribot
  • Frances Dales
  • Meagan Herzog

2008 Recipients

  • Jeffrey Coleman
  • Anne Megargel
  • Bethany Morris
  • Kristin Vallacher

2007 Recipients

  • Kelly Mothner
  • Amanda Lubin
  • Prashant Bhavaraju
  • Samuel Carrion, Jr.
  • Michelle Schwartz

2006 Recipients

  • Elizabet Pacheco Cortes
  • Rachel Halsema

2005 Recipients

  • Karisa A. Bruin
  • Erin E. Bingham

2004 Recipients

  • Swathi Gopalakrishnan
  • Jacqueline D. Serrao
  • Michael D. Block
  • Katinka R. Harrison

2003 Recipients

  • Lara N. Santiago Renta
  • Katherine J. Howard
  • Anne M. Gibson

2002 Recipients

  • Mary E. Bennett
  • Kristen M. Belano

2001 Recipients

  • José D. Paredes
  • Katherine E. Wade

2000 Recipients

  • Antje Herlyn
  • Nicole Kriss

1999 Recipients

  • Rachna Kaul
  • Veyssel Naraajo

1998 Recipient

  • Marjorie Thurlow

1997 Recipient

  • Maria Popova

1996 Recipients

  • Leonardo Stezano
  • Daniel Walker