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 & Awards

Department scholarship and award recipients are selected by the department faculty each year.  Students can contact their undergraduate faculty advisor with questions regarding departmental awards.

The following are scholarships and awards available to Geography and Urban Studies majors. 

  • The Benjamin H. Kohl Memorial Award was established in 2015 by the department in honor of Ben Kohl, former professor and undergraduate chair, in recognition of his extraordinary commitment to undergraduate students as well as his scholarship and commitment to social justice. This prize is awarded to a Department of Geography and Urban Studies student who has demonstrated an outstanding record of service and scholastic achievement in promoting social justice.
  • The Carolyn Adams Award in Geography and Urban Studies was established by the College of Liberal Arts Alumni Association in honor of former Dean Carolyn T. Adams. This award is given to an outstanding graduating senior from the Department of Geography and Urban Studies who has demonstrated interest in the area of urban and regional development.
  • The Delaware Valley Geographical Association Award is given to graduating seniors in geography departments throughout the region who have outstanding academic credentials.
  • The Geography and Urban Studies Department Award for Outstanding Achievement is given by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies to a senior whose record of scholarship or service to the department has been exceptional.
  • The Henry N. Michael Prize in Geography and Urban Studies was established in honor of former faculty member Henry N. Michael, who co-founded the Geography and Urban Studies Department. This award is given to a graduating senior majoring in Geography and Urban Studies with excellence in scholastic achievement.
  • The Patrick Stocking Memorial Prize is awarded by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies to the graduating senior with the highest general grade point average among students concentrating in cartography.

Financial Aid

Follow these steps to apply for financial aid. Learn how your student status affects your financial aid options and application process. Read about your educational grant and loan options.

Contact Student Financial Services at or 215-204-2244 with any questions you might have.

Federal Stafford Loans

Applying for federal Stafford loans requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At Temple University, unsubsidized Stafford loans are available to full-time students up to a maximum amount of $20,500 annually.

Federal Work-study

Eligibility for the Federal Work-study Program is based on the applicant’s need as determined by the information on the applicants FAFSA. In addition, students must be enrolled at least half time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students are paid biweekly for hours worked.

Learn aid, scholarship and work-study options at Student Financial Services.


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.