Undergraduate Awards

Award Categories

The department of Political Economy and Moral Science confers the following Student Awards as determined by the Faculty of the Department:

  • Gabe Cohen Award for Excellence in PPEL - Gabe Cohen, a former PPEL student, combined the qualities of being a truly outstanding student with a keen interest in philosophy, politics, economics and law. He was typically the last to leave the room after a class, always interested and open-minded, about our subject.
  • Christopher Maloney Prize in PPEL for outsanding work in the PPEL major - Christopher Maloney, the former Head of Philosophy, who was one of the real driving forces behind instituting the PPEL major. Professor Maloney supported PPEL in every way possible, so that our students can receive the very best education that the University of Arizona has to offer. Without him, there would not have been a PPEL major. 

Past Award Winners

Gabe Cohen Award for Excellence

2022 - Alexandra Devereux

2021 - Hannah Gill

2020 - Julia Nichols

Christopher Maloney Prize

2022 - Robert Lowell

2021 - Tara Singleton

2020 - Trey Miller