image of Ajima and Erica at 2019 baccalaureate ceremony

Each year on the eve of Commencement, the College of Liberal Arts community gathers to honor its best and brightest students at our annual Baccalaureate Awards Ceremony. 

If you would like to be nominated for any of the awards, please see the faculty undergraduate director of your major. The awards selection committee does not accept student self-nominations, however if you feel that you meet the eligibility criteria for any of the awards or scholarships listed below please fill out and submit the College of Liberal Arts Awards and Scholarships Application

CLA Awards & Scholarships

Students with a primary major in the College of Liberal Arts may apply for the following CLA scholarships and awards. The application for these scholarships and awards will open in late fall each year. Students will be notified via the CLA student listserv when the application is live. Please contact Melanie Anne Reichwald at melanie.reichwald@temple.edu with questions regarding the CLA scholarships and awards.

Department Awards & Scholarships

Department scholarship and award recipients will be selected by the department faculty each year. Students should contact their undergraduate faculty advisor with questions regarding the departmental awards. 

Study Abroad Scholarships & Awards

Study abroad scholarship and award recipients will be selected by a special committee during three separate cycles throughout the academic year: fall, spring and summer. Please contact Melanie Anne Reichwald at melanie.reichwald@temple.edu for more information.

Scholarship Name

Scholarship Description

Department

57 Cent Fund

This fund is meant to support College of Liberal Arts students who have financial need.

Dean's Committee Award

Allan D. Gilmour Scholarship

Established in 2005 by former Temple University President David Adamany in honor of Allan Gilmour, former vice chair of the Ford Motor Company and a leading advocate for LGBT rights, this fund provides scholarships for students who have been effective advocates for gay and lesbian causes.

Dean's Committee Award

Andrea Pearlman Price Pre-Medical Award

Established by Helen Pearlman, CLA ’75, and family and friends in memory of Andrea Pearlman Price, this award is given to a College of Liberal Arts graduating senior who has demonstrated distinguished scholarship in preparation for admission to medical school.

Dean's Committee Award

Argyris CLA Term Scholarship

Scholarship for students enrolled in the university's College of Liberal Arts who have financial need, with a preference for students who have been in foster care. 

Dean's Committee Award

Arthur N. Cook Most Courageous Athlete Award

Created in memory of Arthur N. Cook, a department head and dedicated coach, this fund is meant to support talented athletes who show a dedication to their sport. Preference is given to history majors.

Dean's Committee Award

Bayne B. And Frances E. Isaacson Scholarship

Established in 1994 by Bayne and Frances Isaacson in memory of their parents, this scholarship is awarded to students entering their junior year who are majoring in English or psychology who have demonstrated academic achievement.

Dean's Committee Award

Benjamin Cottone, MD Scholarship

Established through a bequest by Benjamin J. Cottone, CLA ’27, this scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding pre-med students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts.

Dean's Committee Award

Bryan Hessert Memorial Award

Established in 2014 by Bryan’s parents, Kathleen and Richard Hessert, and family and friends, to honor Bryan’s commitment and love of Temple as a student, peer advisor, alumnus and staff member on the CLA advising team. An award will be given each year to a student serving as an outstanding peer advisor within the College of Liberal Arts.

Dean's Committee Award

Carolyn Karcher Prize

Established by Carolyn Karcher, a former faculty member in the Department of English, this award is presented to a junior in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to progressive social activism and social justice.

Dean's Committee Award

CLA Book Fund

This award is for CLA students with financial need for the purchase of course books. Preference to first-generation college students.

Dean's Committee Award

Claude C. And Mary Carson Bowman Award

Established by former sociology Professor Claude Bowman and his wife Mary, this award is given to the graduating student with the highest grade point average who majored in anthropology, political science, psychology or sociology.

Dean's Committee Award

Donald Parsons Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding CLA student.

Dean's Committee Award

Dr. Alfred M. Sellers Veterans Scholarship

Established in 2013 in memory of Alfred Sellers, a decorated Army veteran of WWII and the Battle of the Bulge, whose studies at Temple were disrupted by the war. Sellers served with a combat engineering unit before becoming a medical corpsman in the Army’s 4th Armored Division where he eventually earned a bronze star for valor. This scholarship is awarded to support veterans who are returning to the College of Liberal Arts to pursue their undergraduate degrees.

Dean's Committee Award

Dr. Rachel Blau Duplessis

Financial support for students with financial need in the College of Liberal Arts.

Dean's Committee Award

Edward K. and Brigitte E. Deeg New American Scholarship Fund

This fund is meant to provide an annual scholarship to a high-achieving incoming student with financial need who is enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the student must be an immigrant or the child of immigrants. If the student was born abroad, he or she must be a naturalized citizen, permanent resident, an asylee or a refugee. If the student was born a U.S. citizen, he or she must be a child of immigrants.

Dean's Committee Award

Epsilon Liberal Arts UG Research Award

This award will support one CLA undergraduate student to develop research skills by working with faculty mentors on faculty-led research projects in the college. Preference to students with little to no outstanding tuition balance.

Dean's Committee Award

Gen One Humanities Scholarship

This scholarship is for a first-generation undergraduate CLA student with financial need. Preference to students majoring in a humanities discipline, such as anthropology, English, foreign languages, history, classics, philosophy or religion. Renewable up to four years with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Dean's Committee Award

Glass and Daniels Scholarship

First-year students enrolled in the School of Medicine who were graduates of CLA; preference given to female students.

Dean's Committee Award

Greenblatt Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarship annually to an undergraduate student enrolled in CLA who has demonstrated financial need and academic excellence, with a primary preference for female students over the age of 30 or other nontraditional students as defined by the university.

Dean's Committee Award

Irving J. Leder And Beatrice Deglin Leder Award

Established in memory of Irving J. Leder and in honor of Beatrice Deglin Leder, EDU ’42, this award is given to a graduating social sciences student in the top 5% of the class who has demonstrated an affinity for community service and a love of humankind.

Dean's Committee Award

Jacob Siegel Award

Annual award to two undergraduate editors of Perceptions; a publication produced by the Undergraduate History and Social Science Association.

Dean's Committee Award

James H. Dunham Award

Established in 1958, this award recognizes a graduating College of Liberal Arts student for excellence in scholarship throughout their matriculation.

Dean's Committee Award

James H. Glackin Scholarship

First-year Honors students who have demonstrated academic achievement; financial need.

Dean's Committee Award

James R. Lassiter Scholarship

Students who graduated from a public high school in West Philadelphia; preference will be given to graduates of Overbrook High School.

Dean's Committee Award

Jane D. Mackler Scholarship

Student who demonstrated academic achievement; financial need.

Dean's Committee Award

Jane D. Shenton Award

Established in memory of Jane Shenton, assistant to the dean of the College of Liberal Arts from 1920 to 1956, this award is given to a graduating student who excels in foreign languages.

Dean's Committee Award

Janet and William Fox Academic Opportunities Fund

The purpose of the fund is to provide awards for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts with financial need and demonstrated academic excellence, to support experiences that extend beyond the classroom including, but not limited to, travel to academic conferences, competition entrance fees, study abroad opportunities and academic research initiatives.

Dean's Committee Award

John and Lynne Ewell Internship Award

This award is for a CLA student with financial need who is pursuing an unpaid internship opportunity offered outside of the university.

Dean's Committee Award

John Trone Scholarship

Established by John Trone, CLA ’79, this scholarship is given to College of Liberal Arts students who have graduated from a public school in York County, Pennsylvania. Preference is given to students who have graduated from West York High School or Spring Grove High School.

Dean's Committee Award

Joseph F. Beam Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created to support a CLA student with financial need who shows academic promise. Preference to African American students.

Dean's Committee Award

Joyce K. Salzberg Endowed Scholarship

Students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts with financial need, a GPA of 2.5 or above, and who are single parents, with preference for single mothers.

Dean's Committee Award

Jules J. Sheldon Endowed Scholarship

Established by a bequest from Jules J. Sheldon, CLA ’43, DEN ’47, this scholarship is awarded to College of Liberal Arts students with financial need.

Dean's Committee Award

Leonard Mellmann Scholarship

This scholarship offers support to CLA undergraduates with financial need.

Dean's Committee Award

Frederick Lipman Scholarship

This award honors an academically qualified student with financial need who has an interest in law, debate and/or economics.

Dean's Committee Award

Long Family Internship Award Fund

This fund provides an internship award to a student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts with demonstrated financial need who is pursuing an unpaid internship opportunity offered outside of the University. Preference shall be given to first-generation college students.

Dean's Committee Award

Loretta Duckworth Scholarship

Established in 2007 by Loretta Duckworth, CLA ’62, ’65, TYL ’92, and W. Joseph Duckworth, this fund provides scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts.

Dean's Committee Award

Marie Rittenhouse Masters Scholarship

Established through a 1996 bequest by Stanley Masters in memory of his wife, this scholarship is awarded to College of Liberal Arts students who have graduated from the Philadelphia public school system and demonstrated academic achievement.

Dean's Committee Award

Marks and Emma Kohn Memorial Award

Established by Walter and Anita Kohn in memory of Mr. Kohn’s parents, to be given to an outstanding student in the College of Liberal Arts.

Dean's Committee Award

Mitchell And Debra Sonkin Endowed Scholarship

Established by Debra and Mitchell Sonkin, CLA ’74, this scholarship is given to College of Liberal Arts students with financial need who have shown academic excellence, have a 3.25 GPA and are members of the Pre-Law Society. Preference to political science majors.

Dean's Committee Award

Nadia Kravchenko Award

Established in 2011 in memory of Nadia Kravchenko, who worked at the College of Liberal Arts for 41 years, this award is given to a nontraditional CLA student pursuing their bachelor’s degree.

Dean's Committee Award

Naomi Zelnick Award

Established in 2007 by family and friends in memory of Naomi Zelnick, this award is given to a nontraditional, self-supporting College of Liberal Arts undergraduate student who is older than 25. Preference is given to female students.

Dean's Committee Award

Neysa And Arlin Adams Prize For Excellence In Pre-Law Studies

Established by Arlin Adams, SBM ’41, CLA ’51, HON ’65, and Neysa Adams, this award is given to a graduating student with an outstanding scholastic record.

Dean's Committee Award

Othella R. Vaughn Award

Established by Othella R. Vaughn, CLA ’93, who graduated at the age of 69, this award is given to undergraduate students at the College of Liberal Arts to assist with the purchase of books and other educational expenses. Preference is given to students majoring in sociology or a related area of study.

Dean's Committee Award

Rose Kibrick Katz Student Advisor Award

Former College of Liberal Arts faculty member Paul T. Johnson established this award to honor Rose Kibrick Katz’s role in developing the Academic Advising Center, where she served as associate dean and director. The prize is awarded to a student advisor/ombudsperson who has an outstanding record of scholastic achievement and service to students.

Dean's Committee Award

Sara M. Halpen Award in the Humanities

Established through a bequest by Sara M. Halpen, this award is given to graduating students in recognition of their distinguished scholarship in the humanities.

Dean's Committee Award

SIG II Scholarship

Established in 2011 by Ronnyjane Goldsmith, CLA ’68, ’70, ’82, this scholarship is given to an outstanding College of Liberal Arts student with demonstrated need, who has lost one or both parents, in order that their personal dreams and professional aspirations may come true.

Dean's Committee Award

SIG Scholarship

Established in 2007 by Ronnyjane Goldsmith, CLA ’68, ’70, ’82, this scholarship is given to an outstanding College of Liberal Arts student with demonstrated need, who has lost one or both parents, in order that their personal dreams and professional aspirations may come true.

Dean's Committee Award

Silver and Silver Scholarship

Scholarship to CLA students with financial need who are registered with Disability Resources and Services. Must have 12 or more credit hours remaining and be in good academic standing. Up to $2,000.

Dean's Committee Award

Stefan T. Lefkowitz Memorial Scholarship

Established by Marilyn B. Gregory, SBM ’49, in memory of her grandson, this scholarship is awarded to a College of Liberal Arts student from Glassboro, New Jersey, who has demonstrated academic achievement.

Dean's Committee Award

Suzanne Cohen Wieseneck Endowed Scholarship

Established by Robert Wieseneck and Suzanne Cohen Wieseneck, CLA ’64, this scholarship is given to College of Liberal Arts students who have demonstrated academic achievement, with preference given to those who have graduated from one of the following Philadelphia high schools: Benjamin Franklin, Edison, Strawberry Mansion, William Penn, Simon Gratz and Kensington.

Dean's Committee Award

Annie Hyman Award for Outstanding Service

This award is given by the African American Studies Department to a student who has demonstrated outstanding service to the department.

Africology and African American Studies

Shirley Graham Du Bois Award for Academic Excellence

This award is given by the African American Studies Department to the member of the graduating class who has the highest grade point average.

Africology and African American Studies

The Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Award

Established in 2014 by the Department of African American Studies in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the doctorate program, this award honors Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825–1911), the multitalented poet, novelist, educator and abolitionist who elevated the lives of African Americans everywhere. The award is given to the College of Liberal Arts student who best represents the discipline of Africology over the course of their undergraduate studies at Temple.

Africology and African American Studies

Milton Moses Memorial Award in Anthropology

Established by Roberta Glazer Ross in memory of her late husband, Milton Moses, CLA ’62, this award is given to a member of the graduating class who excels in anthropology.

Anthropology

Professor Nicholas Vlachos Memorial Award

Established in honor of Nicholas Vlachos, a former College of Liberal Arts faculty member, this award is given to an outstanding student majoring in Latin or Greek studies in the Department of Greek and Roman Classics.

Classics

Chief Inspector Vincent J. Greene Sr. Memorial Award in Criminal Justice

Established in 2007 by Vincent J. Greene Jr., LAW ’03, in memory of his father to provide for annual awards to graduating seniors majoring in criminal justice who are either currently serving as Philadelphia police officers, planning to enter the Philadelphia Police Academy, graduates of Northeast Catholic High School or its successor, or graduates of any Philadelphia parochial high school.

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Excellence Award

This award is given by the Criminal Justice Department to a member of the graduating class for outstanding academic performance throughout matriculation. The students must demonstrate excellence in scholastic achievements, as shown by graduation in top 5% of the class and a minimum GPA of 3.75. Students who, in addition, have also shown strong leadership abilities, both inside and outside of the classroom, will be given preference.

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Phoenix Award

This award is given by the Criminal Justice Department to members of the graduating class who have achieved academic excellence in the face of challenging life circumstances.

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Service Award

This award is given by the Criminal Justice Department to a member of the graduating class for outstanding service to the department. The students must demonstrate dedication to the department through active involvement in service or enhance the department’s visibility to the wider university community or outside world. Students who, in addition, have also shown general affinity for community service in the area of criminal justice will be given preference. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is also required.

Criminal Justice

Doris Grabosky Award in Criminal Justice

Established by Doris Grabosky, CLA ’80, SSA ’82, this award is given to junior criminal justice majors based on academic performance and financial need.

Criminal Justice

Michael V. Gallagher Memorial Award in Criminal Justice

Established in 2015 by Jon and Julie Merone, CLA '00, in memory of Julie's brother Michael V. Gallagher, this award is given to a graduating criminal justice major pursuing a career as a law enforcement officer. Determining factors will include academic performance and need.

Criminal Justice

Norman and Ruth Sun Memorial Award in Economics

Established in memory of Professor Norman Sun and his wife, Ruth Sun, this award is given to College of Liberal Arts students majoring in economics in recognition of their outstanding scholastic record and strong leadership qualities.

Economics

Albert J. Caplan Prize from the Academy of American Poets

Established by a gift from Albert J. Caplan and awarded as part of the Academy’s University and College Poetry Prize program, the Caplan Prize honors the poetic achievement of an undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts.

English

Anne S. and Harold M. Zimmerman Award

Established in 2013 by Anne Zimmerman, CLA ’72, ’75, this award is given to an exemplary English student who has shown leadership among their peers. Preference will be given to a student interested in medieval English.

English

Dr. Tess Sandra Singer Memorial Award

Established in memory of Tess Sandra Singer, CLA ’64, by her family, this award is given to a member of the junior class who has shown academic excellence and plans to pursue graduate studies in English.

English

Kenneth E. Williams Memorial Award

Established by Anne Babeck Williams, EDU ’55, in memory of her husband, Kenneth E. Williams, CLA ’54, ’60, ’69, this award is given to a member of the graduating class who excels in the study of English and plans to pursue their master's and doctorate in English at Temple University.

English

Loretta C. Duckworth Prize

Established by Loretta Duckworth, CLA ’62, ’65, TYL ’92, and W. Joseph Duckworth, this award is given to an English major who has excelled in their coursework; has consistently selected a rigorous course of study; has shown particular talent at both the process of interpreting literary texts and producing well-argued and well-written papers; and has shown leadership abilities both inside and outside the classroom.

English

Mary L. Finke Memorial Fund - Poetry

Awarded annually for excellence in the composition of poetry, one of Mary's many unsung talents.

English

Randy and Samantha Deglin Memorial Award

Established by Beatrice Deglin Leder in loving memory of her grandniece and grandnephew, this award is given to an outstanding graduating English major who plans to pursue a career in the performing arts.

English

Richard Beards Memorial Award

Established in 2014 by New City Writing and the English Department in memory of Richard Beards, a colleague and friend who taught with curiosity and kindness for 50 years at Temple, this award honors a junior or senior undergraduate English major who has shown outstanding effort to promote the literacy and well-being of children in Philadelphia.

English

Robert Marler Award

Established in honor of Robert Marler, former Chair of the English Department, this award is given to the student who has produced the best undergraduate essay for the academic year. Students who have produced an essay within any upper-level English course are eligible to submit their essay to the chair of the English Department. While the essay in most cases will be an analytical research paper, the award may also recognize writing of a more relaxed and genial sort. The judgment of quality of this award will be based upon clarity and intellectual force, but also upon style and expression.

English

Robert P. Liversidge III Memorial Award

This award is given to an English major at any level who demonstrates understanding of the importance of the humanities by taking criticism and analysis seriously and thinking through the consequences of ideas. The recipient should also be generous to other students, and an excellent writer. A book and certificate will be given to the student who best meets the award criteria. Faculty members nominate candidates, and the winner is chosen by the English Department Undergraduate Committee. The award book will be chosen by the nominating professor to reflect the student’s interests.

English

Toby A. Olshin Scholarship

Established by her family in 2018, this gift honors former faculty member Toby A. Olshin. Dr. Olshin's scholarship focused in particular on Jane Austen and T.S. Eliot, and her teaching was recognized with a Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. The gift is given to a student with financial need who, in the opinion of the faculty has demonstrated outstanding promise as teacher, writer, scholar and mentor.

English

William Van Wert Award

Established by family, faculty, friends and students in memory of William Van Wert, professor of English, this award is given to an outstanding English major with financial need who has completed their freshman year and is dedicated to the pursuit of becoming a professional writer.

English

William H. Gunn Scholarship

This scholarship is to support students in the English Department creative writing program with financial need. Preference to African-American students.

English

Robert J. Mason Environmental Studies Award

This award is given by the Environmental Studies program to a member of the graduating class who has excelled academically, completed projects and maintained involvement in extracurricular environmental activities.

Environmental Studies

Dr. Dennis S. Lebofsky and Joan Shapiro Lebofsky Award

Established in 2012 by Dennis Lebofsky, CLA '61, and Joan Shapiro Lebofsky, EDU, '64, this award is presented annually to students whose writing has shown significant improvement and who have excelled during the spring semester in the First-year Writing course required of all students. A committee appointed by the director of First-year Writing selects recipients. One awardee must be a student whose first language is not English; a second, a graduate of a Philadelphia neighborhood high school. Graduates of Central, Masterman, the High School for Girls, magnet schools and charter schools are not eligible for this award.

First-year Writing

Mary Ann Mannino Award

Mary Ann Mannino taught for over fifteen years in the First-year Writing program and was closely affiliated with the Russell Conwell Center (transformed into what is now the Student Success Center), which addresses the academic and social needs of students striving to succeed in the university. This award will honor significant learning and achievement among students in ENG 0701 and ENG 0711, particularly students who have been community-oriented.

First-year Writing

Bernard J. Radoff, CLA '51, '68, Memorial Scholarship

Established by Annette S. Radoff, in memory of her uncle, Bernard J. Radoff, CLA ’51, ’68, this award is given to a junior majoring in French who has the highest grade point average in their major for the preceding three years. The scholarship is to be used in the fourth year.

French, German, Italian and Slavic

German Professor's Prize

This award is given by the Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic Languages to the most outstanding members of the graduating class in recognition of excellence in German studies.

French, German, Italian and Slavic

Maria Rosa Prize in Italian

This award is given by the Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic Languages to a member of the graduating class in recognition of excellence in Italian studies.

French, German, Italian and Slavic

Marthe LaVallee-Williams Leadership Prize in French

This award is given by the Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic Languages to meritorious French Club officers who have demonstrated excellence in promoting French culture, and fostering a sense of community.

French, German, Italian and Slavic

Marthe LaVallee-Williams Academic Scholarship

This scholarship is open to French and Italian majors in their sophomore year who have successfully completed one course in French (for French majors) and one in Italian (for Italian majors) at Temple University. Students must have taken the equivalent of the first two semesters of language instruction at time of application. At the conclusion of their Junior year, recipients will be reviewed to determine whether they qualify for a renewal of scholarship for their Senior year. Students must apply through to be considered

French, German, Italian and Slavic

Marthe LaVallee-Williams Leadership Prize in Italian

This award is given by the Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic Languages to meritorious Italian Club officers who have demonstrated excellence in promoting Italian culture, and fostering a sense of community.

French, German, Italian and Slavic

Marthe LaVallee-Williams Prize for Excellence in French

Established in 2010 by a bequest from Marthe LaVallee-Williams, a former faculty member, this award is given to a student majoring in French who has excelled in the study of the French language.

French, German, Italian and Slavic

Marthe Lavallee-Williams Prize for Excellence in Italian

Established in 2010 by a bequest from Marthe LaVallee-Williams, a former faculty member, this award is given to a student majoring in Italian who has excelled in the study of the Italian language.

French, German, Italian and Slavic

Rosemary Hodgins Prize in French

This award is given by the Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic Languages to a member of the graduating class in recognition of excellence in French studies.

French, German, Italian and Slavic

Audre Lorde Memorial Prize

Given to a graduating senior in women’s studies who best exemplifies the activism and achievements of black lesbian feminist writer and teacher Audre Lorde.

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Barbara Brownstein Prize in Women's Studies

This award was established by the Women’s Studies program to honor Barbara Brownstein, former provost and professor of biology and director of the Women’s Studies program, for a graduating senior and women’s studies major in recognition of leadership and academic excellence.

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Certificate of Excellence in Women’s Studies

This award is given by the Women’s Studies Department to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence and has been an effective advocate for the LGBT community.

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Edith Windsor Fund

Award given to a Temple student majoring or minoring in gender, sexuality and women's studies.

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Lucia Beck Weiss and Howard J. Weiss Prize in Women’s Studies

Established in 2015 by Lucia Beck Weiss, CLA ’93, and Howard J. Weiss, this award is given to a graduating senior in the Women’s Studies program with a grade point average of 3.2 or above, with preference for nontraditional students.

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Sonia Sanchez Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the William Penn Foundation and others in honor of Sonia Sanchez, former College of Liberal Arts faculty member and Temple’s first Presidential Fellow. The scholarship is given to women’s studies majors who have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need and whose engagement and activism with women’s lives, the struggles and triumphs of people of color, or global or humanist themes demonstrates their potential to make a significant contribution to society.

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Benjamin H. Kohl Memorial Award

Established in 2015 by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies in honor of Ben Kohl, former professor and undergraduate chair, in recognition of his extraordinary commitment to undergraduate students as well as his scholarship and commitment to social justice. This prize is awarded to a Department of Geography and Urban Studies student who has demonstrated an outstanding record of service and scholastic achievement in promoting social justice.

Geography and Urban Studies

Carolyn Adams Award in Geography and Urban Studies

Established by the College of Liberal Arts Alumni Association in honor of former Dean Carolyn T. Adams, this award is given to an outstanding graduating senior from the Department of Geography and Urban Studies who has demonstrated interest in the area of urban and regional development.

Geography and Urban Studies

Delaware Valley Geographical Association Award

The Delaware Valley Geographical Association gives this award to graduating seniors in geography departments throughout the region to students with the most outstanding academic credentials.

Geography and Urban Studies

Geography and Urban Studies Department Award for Outstanding Achievement

This award is given by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies to a senior whose record of scholarship or service to the department has been exceptional.

Geography and Urban Studies

Henry N. Michael Prize in Geography and Urban Studies

Established by former College of Liberal Arts faculty member, Paul T. Johnson, in honor of former faculty member Henry N. Michael who co-founded the Geography and Urban Studies Department, this award is given to a graduating senior majoring in geography and urban studies with excellence in scholastic achievement.

Geography and Urban Studies

Patrick Stocking Memorial Prize

This prize is awarded by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies to the graduating senior with the highest general grade point average among students concentrating in cartography.

Geography and Urban Studies

CLA Global Scholars Award

Established in 2015 by the Global Studies program, this grant is awarded to global studies majors who have demonstrated distinction in the program, to provide financial support for participation in a Temple-recognized study abroad program.

Global Studies

A. Charles and S. Nevada Adams Scholarship

Established through a bequest by A. Charles Adams, CLA ’62, ’65, this scholarship is awarded to fatherless students focusing on the study of American history who show financial need.

History

Arthur N. Cook Award in History

Created in memory of Arthur N. Cook, a department head and dedicated coach, this fund is meant to support students who excel in the study of history.

History

Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize in Force and Diplomacy

This prize is offered to undergraduate CLA students who write the best paper on the historic interrelationship of policy, strategy and diplomacy in the conduct of international relations.

History

John S. Kramer Memorial Award

This award is for an outstanding graduating history major.

History

Marvin and Adeline Wachman History Scholarship

Established by the Kohn Foundation in honor of Temple University’s sixth president, Marvin Wachman, and his wife, Adeline Wachman, this scholarship is given to a member of the junior class who has attained the highest grade point average in history during the previous three years, with the award to be used in his or her fourth year.

History

Norman J. Kaner Memorial Prize

Established by family, faculty, friends and former students in honor of Norman J. Kaner, a member of the History Department from 1968 to 1993, this award is given to a member of the graduating class majoring in history at the Ambler Campus who best exemplifies the values of critical thought.

History

Professor Edward R. and Essie Baron Memorial Award

Established by former history Professor Edward Baron in memory of his wife, this award is given to an outstanding student majoring in history, theater, music or art.

History

The Mary Procida Prize in Gender and History

Established in loving memory of Professor Mary Procida by her colleagues, friends and students, this award is presented to a College of Liberal Arts undergraduate student who has excelled in the study of gender and history.

History

Samuel and Esther Goldin Award in Jewish Studies

Established by Julia and Rosaline Goldin in memory of their parents, Samuel and Esther Goldin, this award is given to an outstanding student majoring or minoring in Jewish Studies to help defray the cost of the student’s education at Temple University.

Jewish Studies

Geraldine Seyler Award for Latin American Studies Semester Program

This award was created to offer support to students with financial need participating in the Latin American Studies Semester Program (LASS).

Latin American Studies

Knudson Journalism and Latin American Studies Award

Established by a bequest from Jerry Knudson, a retired faculty member, this scholarship is given to students majoring in Latin American Studies with a focus on journalism who aim to enrich the cultural exchange between Latin American countries and the U.S.

Latin American Studies

Ira Lawrence Family Award

Established by a gift to the Philosophy Department by Ira Lawrence Jr., CST ’76, this award is given to a graduating College of Liberal Arts student majoring in philosophy with outstanding academic performance in the major.

Philosophy

Thomas Meyer Memorial Award

Established by family, faculty, students and friends in memory of Thomas Meyer, lecturer in the Philosophy Department and Intellectual Heritage Program from 2002 to 2012, this award is given to a College of Liberal Arts student majoring in philosophy for community-building activities among philosophy undergraduates. It can be divided between two students in the case of a tie.

Philosophy

Paul Tully Internship Award

Established by the Trust for the Daughters of Paul Tully, this fund assists outstanding College of Liberal Arts students who are pursuing one-semester internships in Washington, D.C., by helping to defray their cost of living. Paul Tully interns are committed to participating in government, politics or a public affairs organization and are selected by a committee established by the chair of the Department of Political Science.

Political Science

Political Science Advisory Board Internship Award

This award was established in 2015 through the generous support of the Political Science Advisory Board to help current political science majors complete internships in the course of their studies. Internships must be for at least eight weeks, and preference is given to students who are completing an unpaid internship.

Political Science

Political Science Award for Excellence

This award was established by the late Charles Weiner, CLA ’49, and is awarded to a member of the graduating class whose work in political science has been outstanding.

Political Science

Political Science Merit Prize

Awarded by the Department of Political Science, this prize is given to a member of the graduating class whose service to the department has been notable, together with general excellence in political science and other studies.

Political Science

Political Science Prize

This award provides support to political science students.

Political Science

Political Science Scholastic Prize

Awarded by the Department of Political Science, this prize is given to a member of the graduating class whose work in political science has been outstanding, along with general excellence in other studies.

Political Science

Ronald C. Schwarzkopf Award in Political Science

Established by Ronald C. Schwarzkopf, CLA ’83, this award is presented to an outstanding junior or senior political science major who has an interest in international relations.

Political Science

William Allen Jones Award for Experiential Learning

Established to honor William Allen Jones, a long-term supporter of the Political Science Department, this award funds political science majors who complete an internship in local, national or international governmental offices or political organizations, for a minimum of six weeks.

Political Science

William C. Seyler Scholarship

Established by the Kohn Foundation to honor the late William C. Seyler, former College of Liberal Arts faculty member, this scholarship is given to the junior political science major with interest in state government with the highest grade point average at the end of their third year of study, to be used the fourth year.

Political Science

William J. McKenna Memorial Student Assistance Scholarship

Scholarships to graduate and undergraduate political science majors with financial need, with a preference for students who have demonstrated a desire to pursue a career in political science, government or electoral politics. This desire could be demonstrated by, but not limited to, a student's internship within a municipal, state or federal government office or agency; participation in the university's Political Science Society student organization; or participation in another organization or society focused on active engagement in politics and political science.

Political Science

Clifford M. Kliger Memorial Award

Established by the parents and brother of Clifford M. Kliger, CLA ’67, ’69, in recognition of the many contributions he made to his students, friends and patients, this award is given to a graduating senior who has obtained an outstanding average in psychology and plans to pursue an advanced degree in the field.

Psychology

John Hesson Endowed Scholarship Fund in Psychology

This scholarship was created to support psychology majors.

Psychology

Psychology Department Service Recognition Award

This prize is awarded by Department of Psychology faculty to a graduating student who combines academic excellence with service to the Department of Psychology or service towards the promotion and application of psychological science at the university level and/or in the local community.

Psychology

Psychology Prize

Awarded by the Temple University chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, this prize is given to a member of the graduating class concentrating in psychology who has attained the highest scholastic average in that field with general excellence in other studies.

Psychology

Earle E. and Orpha N. Elder Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established to support undergraduate students majoring in religion, with a preference for students planning on Christian service.

Religion

J. D. Gordon Scholarship

This scholarship was created to support ministers pursing graduate study in the Religion Department and undergraduates who plan to enter full-time religious vocations.

Religion

J. S. Ladd Thomas Scholarship

Established to provide scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in religion, with a preference for undergraduate students who plan to enter full-time religious vocations and graduate students in the Religion Department, with a preference for ministers who are pursuing graduate study in the Department of Religion.

Religion

Nelson N. Hoffman Scholarship

Established to provide scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in religion, with a preference for undergraduate students who plan to enter full-time religious vocations and graduate students in the Religion Department, with a preference for ministers who are pursuing graduate study in the Department of Religion.

Religion

Religion Department Merit Prize

This prize is awarded by the Department of Religion to a graduating senior who has achieved academic excellence and contributed intellectually and socially to the undergraduate life of the department.

Religion

Religion Department Prize for Academic Excellence

This prize is awarded by the Religion Department to a graduating senior whose work in religion has been outstanding.

Religion

Kathryne B. Sears Theology Endowment

This fund provides support to the Religion Department.

Religion

Thomas and Lula M. Shepard Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1975 by the estate of Mrs. Shepard, this scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students majoring in religion, with preference given to students interested in the ministry.

Religion

Benjamin and Irma Robboy Award in Sociology

Established by Howard Robboy, CLA ’67, this award is given to an outstanding graduating senior, majoring in sociology, with preference given to students who plan to attend graduate school and study sociology.

Sociology

Robert K. Merton Prize by Leonard Mellman

Established by Leonard Mellman, CLA ’49, to honor noted sociologist Robert Merton, CLA ’31, HON ’56, this award is given to the most outstanding member of the graduating class in the field of sociology.

Sociology

Sociology Prize

This prize is awarded by the Department of Sociology to a graduate whose scholastic performance has been outstanding and who has made significant contributions to the intellectual and social life of the undergraduate program in the department.

Sociology

The Nelsi Beato Award

Established in 2013 by Carlos E. Beato ’01 (sociology/psychology) in honor of his mother Nelsi Beato, who believes that all persons should have access to a good education, this award is given to an exemplary sociology student who epitomizes commitment to leadership and service notwithstanding monetary hurdles.

Sociology

Diaz-Valenzuela Award

Established in 1945 by Octavia Diaz-Valenzuela, this prize is given to an outstanding Spanish major.

Spanish and Portuguese

Kristina Joanne Chelius Award

Established in 2009 by Thomas and Joanne Chelius in memory of their daughter Kristina, CLA ’91, this award is given to outstanding juniors or seniors majoring in Spanish who have financial need.

Spanish and Portuguese

Sigma Delta Pi Prize

This prize is awarded by the Spanish Honor Society to a member of the graduating class who has been outstanding in Hispanic studies.

Spanish and Portuguese

Eileen Devinney CLA Study Abroad Scholarship

Annual award given to a CLA student participating in the college's study abroad program. Preference shall be given to students with a major in the Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic Languages.

Study Abroad Committee Award

Ellen Stover Northup Award in International Studies

Established by E. S. Northup, friend of Temple University, this award is given to outstanding College of Liberal Arts students to defray costs of studying abroad for one semester, with preference given to students who have not studied abroad before.

Study Abroad Committee Award

John Means Study Abroad Scholarship

Established by former critical languages faculty member John Means, this scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts who are participating in study abroad programs, foreign language programs or other international programs.

Study Abroad Committee Award

Marthe Lavallee-Williams Study Abroad Award

Established by a bequest from Marthe LaVallee-Williams, a former faculty member, this scholarship is awarded to exemplary CLA majors who will study abroad in France or Italy at a Temple University-approved study abroad program.

Study Abroad Committee Award

Schneidman-Willis-Reddick Africa Award

Financial assistance to undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and are studying, conducting research or completing an internship in Africa.

Study Abroad Committee Award

Sharon Taylor Study Abroad Award

Annual award to scholars enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts who are participating in a study abroad program. The student must be in good academic standing and exhibit financial need. The award can be used to offset tuition, housing, travel or program costs. 

Study Abroad Committee Award

Sharyn R. and Eric S. Schlesinger Pathways to Professions Scholarship

This scholarship supports one or more undergraduate students who are participating in the college's Pathways to Professions Program in the Joyce K. Salzberg Center for Professional Development. Preference shall be given to psychology or other social science majors. For more information on applying, please see the Pathways to Professions page.

Dean's Committee Award

Soltech Built for Brilliance Award

The purpose of this fund is to provide a $1,000 award annually to support an undergraduate student with financial need who is enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and who is planning to participate in a study abroad program. Preference shall be given to first-generation students and/or students in their junior year, who are working towards completing the entrepreneurship and innovation management certificate or otherwise displaying promise in entrepreneurship.

Study Abroad Committee Award

Susan Makurath French Study Abroad Award

Award to CLA students participating in the university's study abroad program in France or other French-speaking countries. Preference to French majors. Funding through school year 2023.

Study Abroad Committee Award

Liberal Arts Undergrad Research Award

The Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Award is meant to support College of Liberal Arts faculty/student research teams. The funding helps to develop undergraduate research skills and support faculty-led research projects in CLA.

LAURA Committee Award

Jacob Siegel Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Award

This fund supports the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Awards (LAURA) program by providing financial support for one or more undergraduate students annually to develop research skills by working with faculty mentors on faculty-led research projects in the College of Liberal Arts.

LAURA Committee Award

Lucy Bregman Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Award

This fund supports the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Awards (LAURA) program by providing financial support for an undergraduate student annually to develop research skills by working with faculty mentors on faculty-led research projects in the College of Liberal Arts. Preference shall be given to a student chosen to undertake research with a faculty member in the Department of Religion.

LAURA Committee Award

Rotberg LAURA Award

This fund helps to support the College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Award program, which develops undergraduate research skills and supports faculty-led research projects in CLA.

LAURA Committee Award

Stephen H. Kellerman Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to incoming College of Liberal Arts first-year students that graduated from a Philadelphia public school and are first-generation students. It is renewable for up to four years.

Enrollment Management Committee Award