The Gwen Williams Prize was established by the Hemingway Trustees to recognize extraordinary work by faculty. It honors Gwen Williams who as Trustee devoted many years of service to the Hemingway Vitality Grants. The Williams Award winner is selected by the Trustees from final reports of Hemingway Vitality Grants received during the previous two years. In addition to plaques of recognition, projects recognized by the Williams Award receive a $5,000 cash award. The inaugural award of the Hemingway Award was made on April 23, 2002.