Upon nomination by the Faculty, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures awards the following prizes to distinguished students:
- Premio Ángel Rama
For excellence by a freshman or sophomore in advanced Spanish courses.
- Prêmio Machado de Assis
For excellence in advanced undergraduate Portuguese courses.
- Premio María Zambrano
For an outstanding Junior Paper in the Department.
- Vicente Llorens Castillo Senior Prize in Spanish
For overall academic excellence by a graduating senior.
- Ricardo Piglia Best Senior Thesis
- Prêmio Lee M. Elman '58
For overall academic excellence in Portuguese courses by an undergraduate student.
Other Prizes for Senior Theses
There are additional thesis prizes for which faculty can nominate concentrators, including:
- Stanley J. Stein Prize in Latin American Studies
- Kenneth Maxwell Senior Prize for the best senior thesis related to Brazil
- Carolyn Drucker Prize in Jewish Studies
- Center for Human Values Senior Thesis Prize
- J. Wells Henderson '43 Senior Thesis Prize in Law and Public Affairs