Awards are given to Bard students in open competition, irrespective of financial need. The awards carry various stipends.
Book Awards 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
CINOA Award for Outstanding Dissertation Established by the American members of CINOA (Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d’Art), this award is given to a doctoral student at the Bard Graduate Center for the most outstanding dissertation.
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
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 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, and 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 or seniors for travel in the service of the 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
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Dissertation Writing Award Inaugurated in 2015, this award is given to a Bard Graduate Center doctoral student working on a dissertation in American art and material culture.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts Award Established by the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation Institute for the Arts of the Americas and awarded to a Bard Graduate Center student for the best qualifying paper in American art and material culture
Peter Hutton Film Award In honor of Peter Hutton, a renowned filmmaker, professor, and beloved colleague, and given to a junior or senior film major in recognition of exceptional skill, artistry, and commitment to the art of filmmaking
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 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 commitment to democracy
Aldo Leopold Award An award given to a Bard Center for Environmental Policy student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and service to the community
L. Hunter Lovins Award Given each year to the Bard MBA in Sustainability student (or students) whose Capstone Project demonstrates the highest quality of execution and is most likely to have an impact on business sustainability
Natalie Lunn Award Awarded in honor of Natalie Lunn, Bard’s technical theater director from 1972 to 1999: an internship at Bard SummerScape and an award to pursue a technical theater internship at a professional company of the student’s choice
Jane Emily Lytle and Almon W. Lytle II Senior Project Research Award An award given to one or more seniors who have moderated in American studies, historical studies, or environmental and urban studies to provide support for Senior Project research, including travel, materials, books, and conference fees
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 a student who has done much to keep the sound of jazz going at Bard
Adolfas Mekas Award Awarded for exceptional scriptwriting by a senior film student
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
Photography Advisory Board Scholar Award A two-year award given annually to one or more moderated Photography Program majors, to cover the material costs associated with Upper College photographic work
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 An award given for the senior year to an outstanding student majoring in music
M. Susan Richman Senior Project Award in Mathematics An award named in honor of Dr. Richman, mathematician, university educator and administrator, and mother of two mathematicians, given annually to recognize the senior student exhibiting the most mathematical creativity, as determined by the 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
Sustainability Leaders Award Given each year to the student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and service while enrolled in the Bard MBA in Sustainability Program
Christina R. Tarsell Athletics Award An award given to a female athlete who exemplifies the spirit of sportsmanship and service to the athletics program, with a preference given to the tennis team
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.
Bernard Tieger Award in Labor, Community, and History An award established in memory of Professor Emeritus of Sociology Bernard Tieger, by his family, friends, students, and colleagues, given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship in the study of communities and preferably a special interest in the Village of Tivoli, New York, or labor studies
Harry Holbert Turney-High ‘22 Research Award A research award established in memory of the distinguished anthropologist and sociologist Dr. Harry Holbert Turney-High ‘22 and endowed through gifts from faculty, friends, and his wife, Lucille Rohrer Turney-High
Clive Wainwright 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
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.
Lindsay F. Watton III Memorial Research 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 junior to conduct research for a Senior Project in Russian or Eurasian studies.
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