Award Opportunities

The Jessie Babcock '03 Award


In order to be considered for this award, students have to be nominated by a professor, other students or themselves. They have to submit a research project in Spanish before the end of spring semester of their senior year (date to be determined by department) and fulfill the following conditions:

  • senior student, major in Spanish
  • strong (and visible) passion for Spanish language and culture
  • GPA 3.75
  • active participation in the depart. activities (tutoring, Spanish tables, searches...)

2012-2013 Award

2011-2012 Award

2010-2011 Award

  • Name: Zilin Cui
  • Title of Paper: Identidades mediatizadas: El mapuche como una raza en la canción  "Füta Nüyün Terremoto"  (Füta Nüyün Terremoto, 2010)de Wechekeche Ñi Traün

2009-2010 Award

  • Name: Kelsey Anderson
  • Title of paper:El traductor funcional: Entender la participación del traductor en la traducción 
  • Name:  Gabby Rico
  • Title of Paper: Narración en pictura 

2008-2009 Award

  • Name: Diana Danova
  • Title of the paper: Volver

History of the Award

"In 2003, during the week before Commencement, I was already considering how I might leave a legacy to Mount Holyoke. After four years of living, studying, and learning from fellow students and faculty, I wanted to give back in some tangible way. But what could a philanthropist-minded young woman on a student's budget do? The answer presented itself as a $250 graduation gift from my family, which I used to establish the Jessie E. Babcock Prize in Spanish. The donation was timely: up to that point, the Spanish department had no academic prizes, as most other departments did. My intention in creating the prize was to honor future students' hard work and dedication to the department, as well as recognize their contributions to the study of cultures and literatures from Spanish-speaking countries" --Jessie Babcock

Students Awarded Since 2004

  • 04-05 – Rebecca Garfield
  • 05-06 – Committee determined no major met requirements for prize that year
  • 06-07 – Vanessa Di Cecco
  • 07-08 – Jennifer Garner
  • 08-09 – Diana Danova
  • 09-10 – Kelsey Andersen and Gabriela Rico