College of Liberal Arts Student Scholarships and Awards

In addition to university scholarships and financial aid, the College of Liberal Arts offers more than 100 college and departmental awards and scholarships. 

The following are just a few of the scholarships available to College of Liberal Arts students. 

  • The Donald Parsons Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding College of Liberal Arts student in any year who demonstrates financial need.
  • The Ellen Stover Northup Award in International Studies is a need-based scholarship awarded to outstanding College of Liberal Arts students to assist with the costs of studying abroad for one semester, with preference given to students studying abroad for the first time.
  • The James H. Glackin Scholarship is a need-based scholarship for first-year students who exhibit academic achievement in the College of Liberal Arts.
  • The Jane D. Mackler Scholarship is awarded to first-year, sophomore and junior students who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.
  • The Marie Rittenhouse Masters Scholarship is awarded to College of Liberal Arts students who graduated from the Philadelphia public school system and demonstrate academic achievement.
  • The Nadia Kravchenko Award is given to a nontraditional College of Liberal Arts student pursuing his or her bachelor’s degree.

Learn more about College of Liberal Arts scholarships

Department Scholarships

Department scholarship and award recipients are selected by the department faculty each year. If you have questions regarding departmental awards, contact your faculty advisor.

Scholarships available to undergraduate students in the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies BA program include the following opportunities.

  • The Audre Lorde Prize was established by Sonia Sanchez, professor of English and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. This award is given to a graduating senior in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies who best exemplifies the activism and achievements of black lesbian feminist writer and teacher Audre Lorde.
  • The Barbara Brownstein Prize in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies is given in honor Barbara Brownstein, former provost, professor of biology, and director of the Women’s Studies program. It is awarded to a graduating senior and Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies major in recognition of leadership and academic excellence.
  • The Certificate of Excellence in Women's Studies is awarded to a Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies student who performs community service as an activist in the health and social work professions, maintains academic excellence, and has been employed while studying at Temple University.
  • The Sonia Sanchez Scholarship was established by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program to honor Sonia Sanchez’s contributions and achievements. The scholarship is awarded to a Temple student whose engagement and activism with women’s lives, the struggles and triumphs of people of color, or global and humanist themes demonstrates the potential to make a significant contribution to social justice and the arts.

Financial Aid

Follow these steps to apply for financial aid. Learn how your student status affects your financial aid options and application process. And read about your educational grant and loan options, or contact Student Financial Services with any questions.


For more information or if you have questions about scholarships and awards in the College of Liberal Arts, contact Yolanda Mobley, assistant director for awards management.