The following prizes for undergraduates and graduates are offered by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for the year 1905-06:
The Bowdoin Prizes.
FOR DISSERTATIONS IN ENGLISH.
(a) For undergraduates, three prizes, a first prize of $250, and two second prizes off $100 each are offered. Essays offered in competition may be on any subject approved by the chairman of the committee on Bowdoin Prizes as a proper subject for treatment in literary form. Essays must be limited to 10,000 words, and must be handed in by April 1, 1906.
(b) For graduates, three prizes of $200 each are offered for essays of high literary merit belonging to a special field of learning. Any holder of an academic degree in arts, literature, philosophy or science, who has been in residence in the Graduate School for one full year within a period beginning not more than two years before the time when the prize is to be awarded, may compete.
Topics for essays must be approved in advance by the Committee on Bowdoin Prizes and the essays must be handed in by April 1, 1906.
FOR DISSERTATIONS IN GREEK AND LATIN.
(a) For undergraduates, two prizes of $50 each are offered, one for a translation into Attic Greek of a selection from John Morley's "Life of Gladstone," and the other for a translation into Latin of a passage in J. W. Mackail's "Latin Literature." These translations must be written by undergraduates of Harvard College in regular standing in 1905-06, and must be handed in not later than April 1, 1906.
(b) For graduates, a prize of $100 is offered for an original essay in either Latin or Greek of not less than 3000 words on any subject chosen by the competitor, written by a holder of an academic degree who has been in residence in the Graduate School for one full year within the period 1903-06. Essays must be handed in not later than April 1, 1906.
The George B. Schler Prize.
"A prize of $250 for the best thesis presented by a successful candidate for honors in English or in modern literature. The competitors may be either undergraduates in Harvard College graduates who are resident at the University as students in the Graduate School, or students in Radcliffe College."
The Philip Washburn Prize.
A prize of $75 for the best thesis on an historical subject presented by a successful candidate for honors in history or in political science, whose main work is in history. Competition for this prize is open only to candidates for the degree of A.B. The thesis must be presented to the chairman of the department of history and government not later than May 15; and some member of the department of history and government must certify that the subject is suitable.
The Sales Prize.
A prize of $45 is offered to the "best scholar in Spanish, who shall have commenced the study of that language at Harvard College, and whose scholarship shall be determined by his proficiency in Spanish composition." Notice of intention to compete for this prize must be sent to the Recorder on or before May 1, 1906.