"PRUYN MEDAL ORATION. A foundation of $500 by the
late Chancellor John V. L. Pruyn, of Albany, furnishes a gold medal for the senior writing the best oration on 'The Political Duties of Educated Young Men.' "
"TOMPKINS MATHEMATICAL PRIZES. A foundation of $1,200 by Hamilton B. Tompkins, A.M., '65, of New York, provides two prizes and four medals for juniors who excel in mathematics. The award is made upon the basis of an examination early in June, involving the mathematics of sophomore and junior years. 13 and 14."
"CURRAN AND HAWLEY MEDALS IN GREEK AND LATIN. A foundation of $700 by relatives of the late Col. Henry H. Curran, '62, of Utica, furnishes a gold medal and a silver medal for juniors who excel in classical studies. A foundation of $500 by the late Martin Hawley, ’51, of Baltimore, Md., furnishes silver medals, not exceeding four, for juniors who excel in classical studies.
The award of the Curran medals is determined by written examinations in Greek and Latin; the Hawley medals are given for excellence in the entire Greek and Latin work of a year. The competition in a given year is based upon courses 9–10 (or the alternative 11–12) in Greek, and 5–6 in Latin. The first opportunity to take these courses occurs in junior year; but any senior may enter the competition who in that year is pursuing the requisite courses in both departments."