Douglass Awards

Douglass Awards


Douglass Residential College is proud to support her students in an effort to assist in the enrichment of your  education. The amazing feats accomplished by Douglass women continue to be a cornerstone of pride and are the motivation for the creation of these awards. The finalists will be announced and presented during this year’s Sacred Path ceremony taking place Sunday, April 29, 2018.

For more information on Sacred Path click here.

Students may nominate students as well as self-nominations. Selections are made by a committee of deans and staff of Douglass Residential College, based on the student nominations.


Award descriptions are as follows:

The Challenge Award is given to a Douglass student who has taken risks and persevered in a challenging academic environment, a community service-oriented endeavor, or a co-curricular activity.


The Innovation Award is awarded to a Douglass student or organization that has initiated or demonstrated innovative work in academics, the arts, entrepreneurship, or service.


The Social Justice Award is for a Douglass student or organization that has demonstrated a commitment to social justice and human rights, including ethnic and racial diversity; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) rights or visibility; and social action.


The Outstanding Student Organization Award goes to a Douglass student organization that has demonstrated outstanding programming on the Douglass or Rutgers Campus or the surrounding community.


The Inspiration Award is given to a Douglass student or organization that has served as an inspiration to members of the Douglass or Rutgers Campus or the surrounding community.


The Dean’s Award is awarded to a Douglass senior who has embraced and grown from the programs and opportunities at Douglass in order to forge new life plans and ambitions.

Deadline to Apply for DRC Awards: Friday, March 23, 2018. Application is available here.

 

In addition, the following student prizes awarded by the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College are also available for self-nomination or nomination by someone else.


Deadline to submit application materials: Friday, March 23, 2018.


Jewel Plummer Cobb Senior Recognition Award for the Outstanding African-American Douglass College Senior
A cash award to honor the African-American student who has demonstrated academic achievement, cocurricular involvement and is a role model for other African-American students.

Click here to download the application


Leah Boddie Award for Outstanding Community Service
A cash award and inscribed walnut box to honor a Douglass student from any class who has performed community service outside the University, not for degree credit.

Click here to download the application


Margery Somers Foster Senior Service Award
A cash award and inscribed walnut box for the Douglass senior who has benefited her classmates and the Douglass community by her outstanding participation in campus affairs. 

Click here to download the application


If you have any questions, please contact:
Merylou Rodriguez, Director of Scholarships, Housing and Student Engagement via email at Merylou@echo.rutgers.edu.