Dear Lafayette Community,

Nominations are now being accepted for the George Wharton Pepper Prize and will be accepted until Friday, March 18th! Any member of the Lafayette community can nominate a senior for this prestigious award. A cohort of finalists is selected by a committee of faculty, students, and staff. All voting faculty, full time administrators and the student body will be invited to vote for the final recipient of the Pepper Prize.

As noted in Senator Pepper’s gift to the College:
The Lafayette Ideal is a well-rounded, educated member of the senior class who adds to a sound academic record, noteworthy participation in college activities and student life, which contribute to the advancement of the College on and off the campus. Academic brilliance or athletic prowess alone is not the criterion (for selection as a Pepper Prize Recipient).

Nominations can be submitted by clicking HERE.

The Pepper Prize application is open from March 11th – March 28th. Any senior is invited to apply at

If you have any questions, please contact Donna Heagele at