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Annual Awards and 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 performance and a lifelong love of learning.
- Moser-Marsh Annual Fellowship in the Visual Arts and Visual Culture:
An endowed fund established in honor of Joy Moser and Ellen Marsh, roommates in the Class of 1954, both of whom became passionate and professional artists. The fellowship is an annual award presented to one student for excellence in visual arts or visual culture, with preference for a student with interest in the practice or study of drawing.
- Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award for Music:
An award for an outstanding senior who is concentrating in music.
- Meredith Fonda Russell International Fieldwork Fellowship:
An expendable fund established by Sarah Schoentgen in memory of her daughter Meredith Fonda Russell, this fund provides support for students interested in traveling abroad to work on projects that contribute positively to the community in which they travel, as well as to their own research interests.
- 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 movements 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.