Bard College Catalogue 2012-13
Awards are given to Bard students in open competition, irrespective of financial need. The awards carry various stipends.
Book Award for Excellence in Language Learning Awarded to one student from each foreign language program taught at the College, upon the nomination of the faculty in each language program; based on effective language learning, growth and improvement over the course of study, enthusiasm, diligence, commitment, and leadership in the classroom
Rachel Carson Award An award given each year to a Bard Center for Environmental Policy student whose thesis both demonstrates the highest quality of research and is most likely to have an impact on policy
Class of 1969 Award An annual award given to a junior or senior who, in the judgment of the faculty and the dean of the College, has demonstrated a commitment to justice, peace, and social equity through scholarly pursuits, community involvement, and personal example
Community Action Awards Awards given to deserving students to pursue internships in their chosen field or area of interest related to civic engagement
Alice P. Doyle Award in Environmental Studies An award given annually to a student who shows outstanding potential in the field of environmental studies, particularly in exploring the social dimensions of environmental issues
Naomi Bellinson Feldman ’53 Internship Award An award given yearly to support a student internship, preferably related to music or social sciences
William Frauenfelder Award An award established in honor of William Frauenfelder, beloved professor of modern languages and literature for more than 30 years, given to a sophomore or junior excelling in the study of one or more foreign languages
Jean French Travel Award An award given annually to a rising senior for travel in the service of his/her Senior Project
Harold Griffiths ’31 Award in Chemistry An award given in memory of Harold Griffiths ’31, through the generosity of his widow, Ethel S. Griffiths, to a deserving third-year student who, according to the faculty of the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing, demonstrates excellence in chemistry and outstanding potential
Jerome Hill Award An award given in memory of Jerome Hill to a senior for exceptional service to the Film and Electronic Arts Program
Alexander Hirschhorn Klebanoff ’05 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art History Awarded to a student whose Senior Project demonstrates extensive scholarship and daring originality. The student should also demonstrate a commitment to art and artists in and around Bard College and show both a deep appreciation and a diversified understanding of art history.
Reamer Kline Award An award given anonymously by an alumnus of the college to deserving students who, in the judgment of the president, best perpetuate the high ideals, devotion, and energetic involvement in the life and work of the College exemplified by Dr. Kline during his 14 years as president of Bard
Robert Koblitz Human Rights Award An award established in 1987 by Bard alumni/ae who are former students of Robert Koblitz, professor emeritus of political studies, in his name and honor, and awarded annually to a member of the Bard community—student, faculty, administration, or staff—whose work demonstrates an understanding of and a commitment to democracy
Nancy Mathews ’64 Internship Award An award given to a graduate student undertaking an internship in a nonprofit organization in the Hudson Valley
Larry McLeod Award in Jazz An award established by the family and friends of Larry McLeod and given annually to students who have done much to keep the sound of jazz going at Bard Adolfas Mekas Award Awarded for exceptional scriptwriting by a senior film student
Adolfas Mekas Award Awarded for exceptional scriptwriting by a senior film student
Charlotte F. Michos Award Awarded annually to an undergraduate student majoring in the life sciences. Established by Charlotte Michos, director of Ageless and Moving™.
Kimberly Moore ’92 and Frederick Baker ’92 Senior Project Art Award An award given annually to a talented and deserving junior studio arts major to support his or her Senior Project
Shelley Morgan Award An award given to faculty, staff, or students who display the qualities of leadership, compassion, commitment, and dedication to the Bard community
Elizabeth Murray and Sol Lewitt Studio Arts Award An award given annually to two deserving seniors whose work exemplifies dedication, commitment, and integrity
Natural Philosophy Award An award established by Andrew Choung ’94 and given to a moderated student pursuing a substantial combination of studies in both the natural and social sciences, reflecting the spirit of a Renaissance education
Sidney Peterson Award An award given to a senior for exceptional service in the spirit of the late experimental filmmaker
Eugenie Prendergast Fund Established to support Bard Graduate Center student travel expenses associated with researching and writing the M.A. thesis or doctoral dissertation; made possible by a grant from Jan and Warren Adelson
Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award A scholarship awarded for the senior year to an outstanding student majoring in music
M. Susan Richman Senior Project Award in Mathematics An annual award named in honor of Dr. Richman, mathematician, university educator and administrator, and mother of two mathematicians. It recognizes the senior student exhibiting the most mathematical creativity, as determined by the Bard mathematics faculty.
C. T. Sottery Award An award established by an alumnus of the College and given annually to a junior for significant achievement in chemistry and for an outstanding contribution to the work of the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Studio Arts Award An award given annually to two deserving seniors whose work exemplifies dedication, commitment, and integrity
Christina R. Tarsell Athletics Award An award given to commemorate the life and achievements of Chris Tarsell, a beautiful soul who is too soon gone. The award is given to a female student who exemplifies the spirit of sportsmanship and service to the athletic program, with a preference to the tennis or baseball teams.
Christina R. Tarsell Service Award An award given to commemorate the life and achievements of Chris Tarsell, a beautiful soul who is too soon gone. The award is given to a moderated student who enriches the community through humanitarian service and bridge building.
Christina R. Tarsell Studio Arts Award An award given to commemorate the life and achievements of Chris Tarsell, a beautiful soul who is too soon gone. The award is given to a talented junior or senior of integrity whose work exemplifies intellectual openness, humanism, and a passion for light and color.
Clive Wainwright Thesis Award A nonmonetary award given annually to one or more Bard Graduate Center students for an outstanding master’s thesis in the field of decorative arts, design history, and material culture that is noteworthy for its originality of concept, soundness of research, and clarity of presentation; established in memory of the late Clive Wainwright, an esteemed curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, influential expert in 19th-century decorative arts, and valued member of the Bard Graduate Center’s Executive Planning Committee
Lindsay F. Watton III Memorial Essay Award An award established by the friends of Lindsay F. Watton III that commemorates the life achievements and numerous contributions of Professor Watton to the development of Russian and Eurasian studies at Bard College. It is awarded annually to a student whose essay on topics in Russian and Eurasian studies demonstrates excellence and dedication to the field.
Christopher Wise ’92 Award in Environmental Studies and Human Rights An endowed award established in memory of Christopher James Wise ’92, given through the generosity of his friends and family, to support a student’s internship in environmental studies and/or human rights