A prize, with a value of at least $500, will be awarded annually to a graduate or undergraduate student registered full time in any program at the University of Waterloo. Selection will be based on the submission of the best essay in American Philosophy or Philosophical Naturalism, with a preference for essays bearing on the work of Jorge Santayana. Professors should submit student essays drawn from University of Waterloo courses, research areas, or dissertations that the professors teach or supervise in response to a call for nominations form the Department of Philosophy, which will be made each year during the Winter term. This fund is made possible by a donation from the Hall and Kerr-Lawson families in memory of Angus Kerr-Lawson.
- full-time graduate or undergraduate students registered in any program at the University of Waterloo
- selection to be based on submission of the best essay in American philosophy or philosophical naturalism, with a preference for essays bearing on the work of Jorge Santayana
- essays will be submitted by professors from any University of Waterloo courses, research areas, or dissertations that the professors teach or supervise
- Prize to be awarded by a Department of Philosophy essay prize committee, constituted at the Chair's direction from year to year. The committee may choose not to award the prize in any given year, should no essay of appropriate quality be submitted. Recipients will be notified each March.