Harpur Foundation Awards

Call for Nominations

Once again it is time to identify the most deserving graduating Harpur College seniors for several Foundation awards to be conferred at Commencement. You may nominate students for these awards by writing a brief memo describing how their achievements match the criteria for the award. In addition, all nominations must be accompanied by the student's resume and at least one Harpur College faculty recommendation letter (if a Harpur faculty member is the nominator, that letter will stand as the faculty recommendation letter). Nominations will be accepted from students, faculty and staff; student self-nominations will also be accepted. All nominations should be submitted electronically to Diane Horvath (dmhorv@binghamton.edu) and are due by Friday, March 13, 2015.

Graduating Seniors*

(*includes those who completed their studies in August or December 2014 as well as those who will complete in May 2015)

  • Claudia L. Bernardo Award for Excellence in the Humanities. This award was established in 1980 by Professor Aldo Bernardo in memory of his wife, Claudia, who died in 1976. Given to two graduating seniors $450 each for excellence in a humanities discipline, excluding the fine arts.

  • Edward H. Prentice Award. Three $600 awards will be given to graduating seniors who have, during their college or university careers, most distinguished themselves, by character, scholarship and contributions to the academic and extra-curricular life of the University.

  • Mildred Sweet Memorial Liberal Arts Award. This $300 award is given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in the study of literature and/or theatre. Mr. Marvin Sweet established this award in 1986 as a memorial to his late wife. 

  • Eric Lawrence Ehrenberg Memorial Award. Established in 2011 by his parents Ronald and Randy Ann Ehrenberg, this $900 award is given to a graduating senior who has overcome serious health problems or other adversity. Selection based on academic achievement, financial need, and service to students with disabilities.

  • Jason Matthew Hendler Memorial Award. This $450 award given to a graduating senior who has performed deeds of charity and goodness for people, the environment or charitable organizations. Academic Excellence is not a requirement.

Last Updated: 6/3/15