CAWP Awards for Douglass Residential College Students
The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) recognizes the accomplishments and leadership potential of students from Douglass Residential College with two annual awards. Each award winner receives a cash prize and a certificate. Application below.
Nancy H. Becker Award for Public Leadership
honors a highly-respected public interest advocate who was the first woman to head her own Trenton lobbying firm. This award is presented to a Douglass student who is affiliated with the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) and who has demonstrated an interest in politics and government as well as a strong leadership potential. It includes a cash award of $150.
Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award
is presented annually in memory of the late mayor of Princeton Borough, who was one of New Jersey's best-known political women and a member of the CAWP staff. The award is given to a Douglass Residential College student who has shown herself to be a promising public leader. It includes a cash award of $250.
CAWP Award Application
Please note that only students in Douglass Residential College are eligible for these awards.
- Personal statement of no more than 300 words, explaining why you would be an appropriate recipient of this particular award (see the specific descriptions of each award)
- Letter of support from a Rutgers faculty or staff member
- Current resume
You may attach no more than two pages of supporting information, such as a bio or news article (optional).