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Bard College Catalogue 2023-24
AwardsAwards are given to Bard students in open competition, irrespective of financial need. The awards carry various stipends.
Bard College Jazz Studies Jeff Marx Award: An award established by the family, friends and colleagues of Jeff Marx, the noted tenor saxophonist who played with the greats from San Francisco to New York and across Europe. Awarded to music majors who have shown a significant achievement in the development of their creative process while bringing a positive and constructive energy to the Bard Jazz Studies program.
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 in art history
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
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 and Visual Culture: 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: Established in 1987 by Bard alumni/ae who are former students of Robert Koblitz, late professor emeritus of political studies, in his name and memory, 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 Technical Theater Award: Two awards 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 and Indigenous Studies, Historical Studies, or Environmental Studies to provide support for Senior Project research, including travel, materials, books, and conference fees
Mary McCarthy Award: An award given to a junior who, through competitive selection by a special jury, is deemed the most promising and talented prose writer entering the senior year
Larry McLeod ’76 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
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
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
Passloff Award for Summer Study (PASS): Established in memory of Aileen Passloff (1931–2020), the L. May Hawver and Wallace Benjamin Flint Professor Emeritus of Dance, who came to Bard in 1969 and taught until her retirement in 2015. Her work as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and mentor influenced many generations of students. With the PASS, Aileen’s influence will continue by helping talented students to mature as dancers and artists through summer stipends that will help them further discover the art of the dance.
Photography Advisory Board Scholar Award: An award given annually to one or more moderated Photography Program majors, to cover the material costs associated with Upper College photographic work
Eugenie Prendergast Award: Established to support Bard Graduate Center student travel expenses associated with researching and writing the MA 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
Elizabeth “Beth” Rickey Award: Presented to a member of the Bard community who has taken sustained and effective action against hate
Justus and Karin Rosenberg Award: An award given to two moderated Bard undergraduate students, with preference to rising seniors, who have shown intellectual leadership to support their research for a written Senior Project in Middle Eastern or Jewish studies, or a combination of both. Preference given to students comparing the Jewish and Middle Eastern narratives.
Serota Award in Computer Science: An award in memory of Kevin Daniel Serota, a maker and professional engineer of unmanned systems. Originally a fellowship at Bard’s Center for the Study of the Drone, this award is given annually to a moderated undergraduate in computer science who has shown promise and dedication in using technology to improve the human condition and make a positive impact on society.
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
Summer Award in Classical Studies: An annual award given to a Bard student in recognition of their work in classics. The student will undertake self-designed summer study intended to enrich their understanding of the ancient Mediterranean world..
Sustainability Leaders Award: Given each year to students who have 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.
Richard Teitelbaum Award in Electronic Music: This award is given in memory of Richard Teitelbaum, a distinguished member of the Bard faculty and a pioneer in the field of electronic music, to recognize a student majoring in music who has demonstrated creative excellence as an electronic musician
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 labor studies or in the study of communities and preferably a special interest in the Village of Tivoli
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 family and 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 family and 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