Awards & Honors in Modern Languages The Modern Languages and Literatures department offers a number of competitive awards and scholarships to language students, regardless of their language of study. In addition, there are prizes specifically for Chinese, German and Spanish students that are described on those programs' web pages. The Eliza A. Drew Prize Awarded to those students who achieve excellence in their study of world languages and cultures at Hamline University. Prizes are awarded in most languages at the intermediate and advanced levels. The Karl Van D'Elden Award Established in honor of a former Hamline German professor and goes to a student who has excelled in any language major and written a work of particular merit in a departmental course. The Donald B. Rice Scholarship Recently established in memory of an honored French colleague, recognizes a sophomore or junior language student who best demonstrates a passion for language learning and a commitment to the in-depth study of literature or culture. The Vicky Vander Woude Scholarship Created by an alumna who studied abroad while a Modern Languages student and who has gone on to become a world traveler, this award provides financial assistance to a student planning to study abroad in the target language. See individual language program web pages for additional awards and honors.