Premio Ana María Matute

Granted each triennium to one graduate student of Spanish/Hispanic Studies who is a member of Sigma Delta Pi and who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in coursework completed and exemplary involvement in extra-curricular activities as related to Spanish/Hispanic Studies. This inaugural award will be granted in summer 2016 and is a joint recognition of Sigma Delta Pi and the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas.


(college or university)

Año (year)

Anthony J. Pasero-O'Malley
University of Virginia


  1. Nominee must have completed at least a full academic year of graduate work at either the M.A. or Ph.D. levels;
  2. Nominee must be a member of Sigma Delta Pi;
  3. Nominator must be a member of the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas;
  4. The completed "Nomination Form" and all specified supporting materials must be submitted via e-mail.  Incomplete nominations will be disqualified. The next call for nominations will be fall 2018.

Selection of the award is made by a committee comprising leaders from both Sigma Delta Pi and the AIH with Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Director serving as chair.

Nominees are selected upon the basis of academic achievement in graduate courses completed and extra-curricular involvement as related to Spanish/Hispanic Studies.

Sigma Delta Pi provides the award plaque, and the AIH will provide complimentary AIH membership for one term (a triennium) to the winner if he/she is not already a member of the AIH.  Both SDP and the AIH will also provide the latest edition of the María Moliner Diccionario de uso del español.  The 2016 awardee will be recognized during a venue to be determined in June.

Nomination form available fall 2018.