Howland Memorial Prize

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The Henry Howland Memorial Prize[1] at Yale was created in 1915 for a "citizen of any country in recognition of some achievement of marked distinction in the field of literature or fine arts or the science of government."[2] The idealistic quality of the recipient's work is an important factor in his selection.

The award was established in honor of Henry Elias Howland (1835–1913), a member of the Yale class of 1854, by a donation of $15,000 by his children Charles P. Howland (Yale 1891), Dr. John Howland (Yale 1894), and Frances Howland.[3]

The prize has generally been awarded every two years; the following is a partial list of recipients:

There are other Howland Fellowships and Prizes, including the Charles P. Howland Fellowship, at Yale, established in 1947 by Frances L. Howland as a tribute to her brother Charles P. Howland, Class of 1891, and the American Pediatric Society's John Howland Medal.


  1. ^ sometimes called the Howland Distinguished Fellowship
  2. ^ Yale School of Management
  3. ^ Stokes, Anson Phelps; Yale University (1917). Yale Endowments: A Description of the Various Gifts and Bequests Establishing Permanent University Funds. Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company. 
  4. ^ "On an isle in the Aegean, under the olives by the sounding sea, lies buried a young Englishman, a poet, a soldier, dead, on his way to Gallipoli. To Rupert Brooke, patriot and poet, the Howland Prize this year is given."
  5. ^ "Holst usually managed to dodge proffered honors, but this one delighted him." Greene, David Mason (2007). Green's Biographical Encyclopedia of Composers. p. 1025. ISBN 978-0-385-14278-6.