This prize for outstanding writing will be awarded on an annual basis for the best essay, body of essays, or research paper written for any course offered in any term by the Department of Religion. Up to three prizes per year will be awarded with the amount to be determined annually. The Sperry Writing Prize is reserved for continuing students only (not graduating seniors) and is our way of indicating to our students that we recognize, honor, and celebrate excellent writing and student work! Winners of the prize will receive a certificate and a cash award. Established: June 2020.