2024 Student AwardsReligious Studies

Undergraduate Awards

Outstanding Graduating Senior in Religious Studies

Awarded annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated academic excellence and a profound commitment to the study of religion.

  • Courtney Partner
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Sharon Draznin Award for Excellence in Judaic Studies

Given annually for an outstanding undergraduate essay on a Judaic Studies topic written during the current academic year. This award comes with a $500 prize. 

  • Darbyshire Burge
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Eric and Karen Forman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Judaic Studies

Awarded annually to an outstanding graduating student who has completed the Judaic Studies minor. In 2022 and 2023, eligibility is extended to students with any major/minor who have completed substantial coursework about Judaism. This award carried a cash prize of $1,000.  

  • Amichai Levy
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AbuSulayman Center Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Islamic Studies

Given annually for an outstanding undergraduate essay on an Islamic Studies topic written during the current academic year. This award comes with a $500 prize. 

  • Leah Azmi
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Award for Excellence in the Study of Asian Religions

Given annually for an outstanding undergraduate essay on a topic related to Asian Religions and written during the current academic year. This award comes with a $500 prize. 

  • Marcus Smith
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Outstanding Graduate in Islamic Studies

Awarded annually to an outstanding graduating student who has completed the Islamic Studies minor.

  • Ravanbakhsh Inayat-khan
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Iganc and Livia Varkonyi Award for Excellence in the Study of the Holocaust

Given annually for an outstanding undergraduate essay on a topic related to the study of the Holocaust written during the current academic year. This award comes with a $500 prize. 

  • Jake Kornfeld
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