Recent Awards

Obernauer Memorial Prize

"The Department of Religious Studies, in conjunction with the Program in Judaic Studies, awards a prize annually honoring academic excellence in a senior essay. The Obernauer Memorial prize is awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student for the best written and delivered essay on the most practical means of achieving good will among religious groups, particularly between Christians and Jews and/or between racial groups."

Winning Essay: "The Non-Religious Political Identity: Rhetoric & Policies of the Secular Caucuses in the United States." (April 18, 2020) Yale Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies Senior Project.

The New Face of Tech Scholarship

"The 1,000 Dreams Fund and HARMAN, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung and leader in consumer electronics and connected technologies for the home, office, and car, partner each year to help fund and fuel the dreams of talented young women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Careers in tech are some of the most rewarding and lucrative, but young women are simply not represented the way they should be. ... Our New Face of Tech Scholarship Program is 1DF and HARMAN’s ongoing partnership and commitment to funding and spotlighting those inspiring young women with big dreams in STEAM. Our goal is to address the importance of helping women early in their careers, to help level the playing field."