Annual Awards & Prizes

The Spencer Barnett Memorial Prize for Excellence in Latin American Studies
A prize established to honor the memory of Spencer Barnett '09 by his parents to recognize outstanding talent in Latin American Studies.

The Geraldine Putman Clark Prize for Visual Arts
An endowed enrichment fund established in memory of Geraldine Putman Clark ’45 by her husband, Henry B. Clark, to recognize outstanding talent in a studio arts student.

The Edward Cogan Prize for Mathematics and Science
An endowed prize established in memory of Edward Cogan, teacher of mathematics from 1957-1996, to recognize a graduating senior exhibiting excellence in mathematics and science and contributing significantly to the mathematics and science community.

The Lucy Grealy Prize for Poetry
This endowed fund, established by an anonymous donor, was established to honor the memory of noted poet, essayist, and Sarah Lawrence alumna Lucy Grealy. To be awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student in poetry.

The Lori Hertzberg Prize for Creativity
An endowed enrichment prize established in memory of Lori Hertzberg ’93 by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Henry Hertzberg, to recognize exceptional creativity in writing or the visual arts on the part of a graduating senior.

The Ian Lipkin ’74 Science Prize
A prize endowed in 2017 by Laurel Appell Lipkin ’79 as a tribute to her brother, Dr. Ian Lipkin ’74. Each year, the recipient of the prize will be selected on merit by the science and mathematics faculty, based on the quality of his or her proposed science research project.

The Lipkin Family Fund of Prizes for Innovation and Creativity in the Arts and Science
Endowed funds established by Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin, parents of Ian Lipkin ’74 and Laurel Lipkin ’79. These prizes are awarded annually and recognize an outstanding student in playwriting, poetry, the humanities, and human genetics. Each year the prize fund also recognizes a teacher, selected by the president and the Advisory Committee on Faculty Appointments, whose generosity of time and talent draws from students both high perfor¬mance and a lifelong love of learning.

The Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award for Music
An award for an outstanding senior who is concentrating in music.

The Nancy Lynn Schwartz Prize for Fiction Writing
An endowed fund established in memory of Nancy Lynn Schwartz ’73 by her family and friends to recognize an outstanding student in fiction writing.

The Raymond Seidelman Award for Political Advocacy
An endowed fund established by former students, colleagues, and friends of Raymond Seidelman, a member of the Sarah Lawrence faculty from 1982 until 2007. The award will be given annually to a student who has done the most to further the broad aims of economic and social justice and equality through action in social move¬ments or in mainstream politics.

The Andrea K. Willison Poetry Prize
A prize established by Malcolm Willison, Martha Huggins, and friends in memory of Andrea Klein Willison ’81 to recognize that undergraduate student or staff member, other than faculty, who submits the best poem on relationships among women, especially in the context of justice for everyone.