Upon nomination by the Faculty, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese awards the following prizes to distinguished students:
- Premio Ángel Rama
For excellence by a first-year student 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.
- Premio Ángel G. Loureiro
For significant international research and experience for a junior or senior.
- Ronald Surtz Prize
For best independent work on Early Modern studies by a junior or senior major.
- Vicente Llorens Castillo Senior Prize in Spanish
For overall academic excellence by a graduating senior.
- Ricardo Piglia Best Senior Thesis Prize
Other Prizes for Senior Theses
There are additional thesis prizes for which faculty can nominate majors, 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