This prize honors the memory of Michael R. Bennett, who joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 1974, coming from UCLA, but died unexpectedly in 1978 at the age of 35. The prize is awarded to a graduate student paper that is found to be of extraordinary quality. Because the standards for the award are high, if no essay is judged to meet those standards, the award is not given out that year. Below is a list of past recipients, many of whom have gone on to extraordinary careers in philosophy.
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|2020||Thomas Breed and Annika Froese|
|2017||Stephen Mackereth and Larkin Philpot|
|1997||Lisa Van Alstyne|
|1990||Katherine J. Nolan|
Timothy van Gelder