The sidney prize is an award that recognises people who have done well for humanity. It can be given to anyone who has made a positive difference in the world and it is a great way to reward them for their hard work. The award is given on a national basis and it has been won by a number of different people.
This prize is named in honor of a Phi Beta Kappa member who was dedicated to the ideals of liberal education. It is presented annually to a scholar who has demonstrated national distinction in scholarship, undergraduate teaching, and leadership in the cause of liberal arts education. The winner of this award will receive a plaque bearing his or her name as well as a stipend.
The SS Sidney Hook Memorial Award was created in memory of the distinguished American philosopher and Phi Beta Kappa member who was committed to the ideals of liberal education. The prize is awarded annually to a scholar who has demonstrated national excellence in scholarship, undergraduate teaching, and leadership in advancing the cause of liberal arts education. The winner is selected by a committee of scholars from the Society’s member schools.
The prize was established in 1984 in memory of the late philanthropist and publisher who gave generously to the University. The annual award is given to an advanced graduate student or recent PhD for the best unpublished article stemming from dissertation research in the history of Christianity. The article should make a significant contribution to the field and be of general interest. The prize is a stipend of $60,000 and a plaque bearing the winner’s name.
In addition to the prestigious SS Sidney Hook Memorial Award, the Society offers two other scholarships and awards named in honor of prominent figures who were members of Phi Beta Kappa. These include the SS Sidney Taylor Manuscript Award, the Kate Dempsey Douglass Prize, and the SS Raymond S. Sidney Volunteer Leadership Award.
The SS Sidney Taylor Manuscript Prize is awarded each year to that piece of writing by an undergraduate student which most nearly meets the high standards of originality and integrity set by Professor Sidney Cox in his classes and in his book, Indirections for Those Who Want to Write. Submissions may be in any form or genre of writing in English and the essay must show substantial use of literature in the conduct of research. The winning essay will be published in the AJL and can carry the official Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award seal. In addition, the winning essay may be reprinted in any book carrying the official seal of the AJL. This seal must be obtained from the AJL. In the past, several SS Sidney Taylor Manuscript winners have subsequently been published. The deadline for this competition is November 30. For further information, please contact the AJL Editor-in-Chief. The award is funded by a grant from the John Dewey Foundation.