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Prizes and Honors / Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller Essay Prize in Philosophy

Description. The F.C.S. Schiller Essay Prize in Philosophy is open to all UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students of any department. This prize is awarded for the best essay on a specified topic relating to the work of Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller. Submissions up to 10 pages will be accepted. This biennial contest is offered in even-numbered years.

History of the Prize. The F.C.S. Schiller Essay Prize in Philosophy was established by Mrs. Louise S. Schiller in memory of her husband, F.C.S. Schiller, to promote the study of his contribution to philosophy. The Prize was established in 1933.

Please review the General Rules for Competitive Prizes

Contest deadlines vary.  Please check the Prizes and Honors home page for this prize's deadline.

2021 Essay Topic


Previous Winners 

2017-18: No prize offered

2016-17: No prize offered

2015-16: No prize offered

2014-15: Andrew David King and Taylor Madigan ($100 each)

2013-14: No prize offered

2012-13: 3 entries; Andrew David King ($200)

2010-11: Andrew David King ($200)

2008-09: No winner

2006-07: No winner

2004-05: Joel Yurdin ($200)

2002-03: Eli Alshanetsky ($200)

2000-01: Jason Lao ($200)

1998-99: John Rauschenberg ($200)