February 13, 2012

Applicants sought for annual 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 for the 2011–12 academic year.

Students who are in good standing and on track to receive a degree in May 2012 may apply simultaneously for both of the university’s annual undergraduate arts awards by submitting a separate application for each award. Applicants must specify whether they are applying for one award or both.

Ten copies of a completed application must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Full guidelines, application forms and submission details may be found at getintothearts.jhu.edu/

The Louis Sudler Prize for outstanding artistic talent and achievement in the composition or performance of music, drama, dance or the visual arts is made 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, whose submission is not related to his or her major field of study. The winner 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. Graduating seniors from the Krieger School, Whiting School, School of Nursing or 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, School of Nursing, Peabody Institute and School of Medicine will review nominees and their supporting materials and make recommendations to President Ronald J. 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 out at Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Purdue, Duke, Rice, Stanford, Emory and Michigan State universities; Dartmouth and Oberlin colleges; 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.

Questions concerning the 2012 Sudler Prize and President’s Commendation should be directed to sudlerprize@jhu.edu.