Awards & Honors in Modern Languages The Eliza A. Drew Prize Awarded to those students who achieve excellence in their language study at Hamline University and who have demonstrated a sincere interest in the Spanish language and Latino world. The Karl Van D'Elden Award Established in honor of Hamline’s former 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 major or minor who best demonstrates a passion for language learning and a commitment to the in-depth study of literature or culture. See individual language program web pages for additional awards and honors.