CAWP Awards

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.

Nancy H. Becker Award for Public Leadership

Nancy H. Becker

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.  

Previous Nancy Becker Award winners.

Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award 

Barbara Boggs

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 graduating student at Douglass Residential College who has shown herself to be a promising public leader. It includes a cash award of $250.

Previous Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award winners. 
 

CAWP Award Winners

Nancy H. Becker Award

  • 2015 Francine Glaser
  • 2014 Gabrielle Rossi
  • 2013 Kristyn Manoukian
  • 2012 Katherine Chang
  • 2011 Lindsey Santamaria
  • 2010 Sakshi Sharma
  • 2009 Marissa Rodriguez
  • 2008 Pamela Yuen
  • 2007 Viktoriya Davydan
  • 2006 Judith Simms
  • 2005 Jessica Rowan
  • 2004 Victoria Fisher
  • 2003 Benita Talati
  • 2002 Neidra Cameron
  • 2001 Danielle Esser
  • 2000 Samantha Maltzman
  • 1999 Ruchi Thaker
  • 1998 Erum Mirza
  • 1997 Sarah Stecker
  • 1996 Michelle Wilson
  • 1995 Naomi Cohen
  • 1994 Nicole A. Brown
  • 1993 Johnda Scott
  • 1992 Esther Suarez 


Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award

  • 2015 Saira Shakir
  • 2014 Ami Kachalia
  • 2013 Eungi Kim
  • 2012 Ewuradjoa Dawson-Amoah
  • 2011 Melissa Chedid
  • 2010 Asraa Mustufa
  • 2009 Marina Yalon
  • 2008 Fabiola Tony
  • 2007 Nicole A. Williams
  • 2006 Celeste M. Barretto
  • 2005 Kelly Brennan
  • 2004 Sakina Jaffari
  • 2003 Michelle Citron
  • 2002 Janine Gianfredi
  • 2001 Edna Ishayik
  • 2000 Angela Clinton
  • 2000 Stacey Schesser
  • 1999 Erica Grimmett
  • 1998 Marlene Bednarczyk
  • 1997 Wendy Reilly
  • 1996 Gilda Morales
  • 1995 Vinita Jethwani
  • 1994 Denise A. Van Burik
  • 1993 Jennifer Bender
  • 1992 Lisa Kaenzig
  • 1991 Christine Stearns
  • 1990 Krishna Patel