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MEDALS.

The University Medal, by direction of its founders, is bestowed upon the most distinguished scholar of the graduating class of each year.

The Carnot Medal, given annually (beginning 1895) by the Baron de Coubertin, in honor of the late President Carnot of France, is competed for by three representatives each of Leland Stanford Junior University and the University of California, debating upon some topic connected with contemporary French political affairs. The debate is held in the month of February. The award is made to the student who displays the highest merits as a speaker.

PRIZES, The Bonnheim Contests were inaugurated by Mr. Albert Bonnheim in 1909, his purpose being to promote a wider interest in ethical problems. There are two contests, one for the Upper Division and one for the Lower Division. In the Upper Division the subject assigned is some question from the general field of current conduct, private, public, or corporate. Four Essay Prizes of $15 each, two for seniors and two for juniors, and a Discussion Prize of $100 are provided. The subject for 1911-12 is, “ The moral obligation of a citizen as regards membership in a political party.” In the Lower Division the subject is some question closely connected with the morals of college life. Four Essay Prizes of $10 each, two for sophomores and two for freshmen, and a Discussion Prize of $50 are offered. The subject for 1911-12 is, “The dormitory as a factor in college life.” Copies of the regulations governing the contests may be obtained from the Recorder of the Faculties.

The Bryce Historical Essay Prize of $100 was established by Regent R. J. Taussig, to be awarded annually to the writer of the best essay on an historical subject to be chosen by the board of judges. The subject for 1911-12 is, '' English voyages to the Pacific Coast during the Eighteenth Century." Committee in charge: Professors Stephens, Scholz, and a third to be selected by them.

All essays entered in competition should be in the hands of the Recorder by April 1, 1912.

The Dante Prize of $100, offered cach year by the Dante Society of Harvard University, is open to students in any department of this University, or to a graduate of not more than three years' standing. Inquiries may be aildressed to the Secretary of the Society, Professor F. N. Rob. inson, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Bennett Prize, yielding at present about twenty-five dollars annually, has been “stablished by Mr. William Jennings Bryan, as trustee for the late Philo Sherman Bennett, for the best essay discussing the opportunities of a free government. Committee in charge: Professor Reed, Dr. W. Brown, and Mr. Blanchard.

The Emily Chamberlain Cook Prize in Poetry.--Albert S. Cook, formerly a professor in the University of California and now of Yale University, has given to the University of California the sum of one thousand dollars, yielding about $50 per annum, to establish an annual prize in poetry in commemoration of his deceased wife, formerly Emily Chamberlain, of Berkeley, California. Competitive poems for 1911-12 must be in the hands of the Recorder of the Faculties, California Hall, by March 15, 1912, 5 p.m. A circular containing fuller information may be obtained from the Recorder.

W. C. T. U. Prize Essay.-An annual essay prize of $50, to be known as the “Berkeley W. C. T. U. Prize, " is offered to all University of California students through the Minnehaha Club of the University. Essays must be in the hands of the Recorder of the Faculties not later than April 1 of each academic year. The essay winning the prize is entered in the intercollegiate contest for a prize of $75; the winning essay in the intercollegiate contest is entered in the interstate contest for the Susan J. Steele Prize of $100. Further details will be announced in the University Calendar or upon the bulletin boards.

The Trurtun Beale Prices.--Regent Truxtun Beale has given to the University the sum of $1,000, to be used for a first prize of $600 and a second prize of $100, for essays on the work of Leo Tolstoy, Il'hat Shall Ile Do Then? Essays must be in the hands of the Recorder of the Faculties on or before January 15, 1912. A circular containing fuller information may be obtained from the Recoriler.

INTERCOLLEGIATE DEBATE.

The students of Leland Stanford Junior University and the University of California have an intercoilegiate debate in April of each year.

SCHOLARSHIPS.

PRIMARILY FOR UNDERGRADUATES. The Phoebe A. II earst Scholarships for Women.-Eight scholarships for worthy young women in the University of California, of an annual value of $300 each, are given annually by Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst. Two scholarships were given in 1891, and the others have been added since that time. The award is made by the Academic Council of the University, but any school officer of this State may recommend candidates. In accordance with the express desire of the founder, the qualifications are noble character and high aims; further, the award is not to be made as a prize for honors in entrance examinations, and it is understood that without this assistance a university course would in each case be impossible.

The State of California Scholarships.-In accordance with action taken March 9, 1897, the Regents of the University set apart annually, out of the income furnished to the University by the State, the sum of $3500, to be distributed equally among the eight Congressional Districts of the State, for the purpose of aiding poor and deserving students to attend the Universiy. The scholarships so founded are known as the State of California Scholarships, and do not exceed twenty-eight in number for any one year.

The eight Congressional Districts of California are as follows:

1. The counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Siskiyou, Trinity, Tehama, Shasta, Modoc, Lassen, Plumas, Sierra, Vevada, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Alpine, Mono, Mariposa, and Tuolumne.

2. The counties of Mendocino, Glenn, Colusa, Butte, Sutter, Yuba, Sacramento, Yolo, Lake, Napa, Sonoma, and Marin.

3. The counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano.

4. All that portion of the city and county of San Francisco bounded as follows: Commencing at the point of intersection of the center of Lyon street and the Bay of San Francisco, continuing thence along the center of the following named streets: Lyon to Washington, Washington to Baker, Baker to Geary, Geary to Van Ness avenue, Van Ness avenue to Grove, Grore to Polk, Polk to Market, Market to Tenth, Tenth to Howard, Howard to Twentieth, thence along Twentieth to the Bay of San Francisco, thence along the shore of said bay to Lyon street, the point of beginning;

together with all the waters of the Bay of San Francisco, and the islands · contained therein, situate within the boundaries of the city and county of San Francisco.

5. All that portion of the city and county of San Francisco not ineluled in the Fourth Congressional District, with the islands known as the Farallon Islands, together with the counties of San Mateo and Santa Clara.

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6. The counties of Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin.

7. The county of Los Angeles.

8. The counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Kern, Tulare, Inyo, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial.

The Levi Strauss Scholarships.---At the same meeting of the Regents at which provision was made for the State of California Scholarships, Mr. Levi Strauss of San Francisco duplicated the action of the Regents by providing for additional scholarships, not to exceed twenty-eight in number, to be distributed and awarded on precisely the same terms as those prescribed for the State of California Scholarships, Mr. Strauss died September 26, 1902. The Levi Strauss Company has generously provided for the continuance of these scholarships.

The Cornelius B. Houghton Scholarship was established in 1899 by Mrs. Cornelius B. Houghton of Benicia, California, in memory of her late husband. The award amounts to $150 annually, and is made by the Academic Council on the basis of character, ability, and need, preference being given to students who may reside in or be otherwise connected with Benicia or its neighborhood.

The Oakland High School Scholarship, of the value of $100 a year, is maintained by the Alumni Association of the Oakland High School. Applications should be addressed to the Secretary of the Association, Oakland High School.

The San Francisco Girls' High School Scholarships are under the control and management of the Scholarship Association of the San Francisco Girls' High School. Usually two scholarships of $125 each have been maintained. The Scholarships Association is formed and supported solely by the pupils of the school, and awards the scholarship to meritorious graduates of the school, to enable them to pursue a course in the University of California. Applications should be addressed to the Secretary of the Scholarship Association, Girls' High School, San Francisco.

The San José High School Scholarship, of the value of $125, is awarded annually by the faculty of the San José High School, to a graduate of the school who is or intends to become a student in the University of ('alifornia. The applicant must have been in the San José High School at least three years. Applications for the scholarship must be filed with the faculty of the school not later than the 10th of June immediately preceding the student's entrance to the University of California.

The Alpha Sigma Delta Scholarships of the Los Angeles High School, three in number and amounting to $230 each, are maintained by the young women pupils of the school. In 1899 a society composed of the young women of the Senior class was organized for the purpose of providing loan funds which should enable graduates of the Los Angeles High School to pursue further studies wherever they may desire. Successive senior classes have carried forward the work. The awarıls are to be made to members of the graduating class chosen for scholarship, character, and need. Beneficiaries must engage to refund to the organization the amount received as soon as possible after becoming wage earners.

The Santa Cruz High School Scholarship, of the value of $100 a year, is maintained by the Alumni Association of the Santa Cruz High School. The scholarship is awarded annually to some graduate of the Santa Cruz High School, upon the basis of character, ability, anı need.

The Ernest V. Cowell Scholarship Fund.--In January, 1904, Ernest V. Cowell of the class of 1880, of Santa Cruz, California, established four scholarships, each of the value of $250 a year. The fund is administered by a Board of Trustees appointed by Mr. Cowell. The awards are madde annually to meritorious graduates of the Santa Cruz High School, or, at the discretion of the Board of Trustees, to other persons of marked ability, good character, and pressing need.

The Hinckley Scholarship of $300 may be awarded each year by the Trustees of the William and Alice Hinckley Fund (San Francisco) to "some young man in the University of the State, or in some school.”

The Joseph Bonnheim Memorial Fund.-On April 5, 1897, Albert Bonnheim and wife, of Sacramento, California, founded the Joseph Bonnheim Memorial Fund, the proceeds of which are used in assisting worthy girls anii boys to receive an education by means of which they may become self-supporting. The fund is named in memory of a deceased son of the donors, and is administered by a board of trustees. The fund at present maintains fifteen scholars in the University of California. Applications for scholarships to be awarded in accordance with the provisions of this fund should be addressed to the Trustees, care of Albert Bonnheim, Secretary, Sacramento, California.

The Sheffield Sanborn Scholarships.—Mrs. Frances B. Sanborn, widow of Sheffield S. Sanborn of the Class of '94, has established three scholarships, to be known as the Sheffield Sanborn Scholarships. Each yields for the year 1911–12 the sum of $250. One of the scholarships is for a student in medicine, one for a student in law in the Berkeley colleges, and one for a student in Hastings College of the Law. The scholarships are open only to students who have not received a degree in law or medieine and who otherwise would not have the opportunity to acquire

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The Albert Sydney Johnston Memorial Scholarship.-- Chapter 79 of the Inited Daughters of the Confederacy makes provision for the support in

undergraduate scholarship with the foregoing designation. The appointment is made by the Chapter, subject to the approval de pendant of a Confederate veteran or of a Daughter of the ('onfederacy

or Faculties of the University. The candidate must be a and

of the Regents

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