Student Awards

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program has four annual undergraduate awards that honor academic and creative excellence in our students. The awards are acknowledged and celebrated by an annual formal award ceremony sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts for all undergraduate awards granted by departments in the liberal arts. Students invite faculty members to join them in their celebration, as well as family and friends. The event fosters the appreciation of both undergraduate academic achievement and mentor/student relationships.

Barbara Brownstein Prize in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

This award is given by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program to honor Barbara Brownstein, former Provost, Professor of Biology, and Director of the Women’s Studies Program. It is awarded to a graduating senior and Women’s Studies major in recognition of leadership and academic excellence.

Sonia Sanchez Scholarship

Established by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program to honor Sonia Sanchez’s contributions and achievements, the scholarship is awarded to a continuing Temple student whose engagement and activism with women’s lives, the struggles and triumphs of people of color, or global and humanist themes demonstrates the potential to make a significant contribution to social justice and the arts.

Audre Lorde Prize

Established by Sonia Sanchez, Professor of English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, this award is given to a graduating senior in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies who best exemplifies the activism and achievements of black lesbian feminist writer and teacher Audre Lorde (1934-1992).

Certificate of Excellence

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Certificate of Excellence is awarded to a student who performs community service as an activist in the health and social work professions, maintains academic excellence, and has been employed during some portion of his/her study at Temple University.