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Prizes and Awards

Vassar awards prizes each year from certain endowed funds, according to the terms of the gifts. Sociology department award recipients are selected by the department.

Leslie A. Koempel Outstanding Thesis Award

This prize is given to the best senior sociology thesis each year. A faculty committee will review senior theses to select a winner.

Lilo Stern Writing Prizes

Established in 1996 to honor the memory of Lilo Stern, professor of anthropology at Vassar College for over 20 years. Prizes are given for the best research paper and essay submitted for a course in anthropology, geography, sociology or a multidisciplinary course taught by faculty in those departments during the academic year.