Pepper-210x300 (2)The George Wharton Pepper Prize, awarded annually to the senior “who most nearly represents the Lafayette ideal,” was established in 1923 by George Wharton Pepper H’22, a United States Senator from Pennsylvania, an attorney, and a founding member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Recipients reflect Sen. Pepper’s vision of a well-rounded, educated member of the senior class who adds to a sound academic record noteworthy participation in college activities and student life, which contribute to the advancement of the College on and off campus. Academic brilliance or athletic prowess alone is not the criterion.

Any member of the Lafayette community can nominate a senior for this award. A group of nominees is selected by a faculty and student committee. The entire faculty and student body are invited to vote for the final recipient of the Pepper Prize.

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Application period begins March 4, 2016 and ends March 20, 2016 at midnight. Applications are for seniors only and any senior can apply with or without a nomination.

Applications are Closed

Nominate a Senior

Please nominate the students (seniors only) you believe most exemplify the Lafayette ideal.  Students from the class of 2016 are also invited to nominate themselves. 
Nominations begin March 4, 2016 and end March 16, 2016.

Nominations are Closed

2016 Winner

Finalists 2016

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