March 7, 2011

Students invited to apply for undergraduate arts prizes

Students are invited to apply for the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts and the President’s Commendation for Achievement in the Arts in recognition of outstanding accomplishment in the arts during the 2010–2011 academic year.

Students who are in good standing and on track to receive a degree in May 2010 may apply simultaneously for both of the annual undergraduate arts awards by submitting separate applications. Applicants must specify whether they are applying for one award or both.

Ten copies of a complete application must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Full guidelines, application forms and submission details may be found at

The Louis Sudler Prize for outstanding artistic talent and achievement in the composition or performance of music, drama, dance or the visual arts is awarded to a graduating senior from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Whiting School of Engineering, School of Nursing or Peabody Institute, or a fourth-year student in the School of Medicine. The winner, whose submission cannot be related to his or her major field of study, receives a $1,500 cash award, and his or her name appears in the commencement program.

The President’s Commendation for Achievement in the Arts is a service award honoring a graduating senior who has contributed extensively to the arts in the Homewood and/or Baltimore communities. Students in the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Nursing or the Peabody Institute may apply for the commendation. All art forms are eligible for consideration. The winner receives a certificate, and his or her name appears in the commencement program.

A committee of faculty and administrators from the Homewood campus, the School of Nursing, the Peabody Institute and the School of Medicine will review nominees and their supporting materials for both awards and make recommendations to President Daniels, who will make the final selections.

The Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts has been honoring undergraduate students with artistic talent since 1983. It is made possible through the generosity of Louis Sudler, a Chicago businessman and philanthropist who died in 1992. In addition to Johns Hopkins, the award is given at numerous other colleges and universities, including Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Purdue, Duke, Rice, Stanford, Emory, Michigan State, Dartmouth, Oberlin and MIT.

The President’s Commendation for Achievement in the Arts was established in 1989 by Steven Muller, Johns Hopkins president from 1972 to 1990.

Any questions concerning the 2011 Sudler Prize and President’s Commendation should be directed to Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums, at