Outstanding Women Student Awards

WPI presents the following awards to outstanding women students. The awards are based on academic excellence, contributions to the WPI community, and professional goals. The Women’s Programs, Office of Multicultural Affairs announces the competition for these awards each year.

Marietta E. Anderson Award

Established by Arvid E. Anderson '20 in memory of his wife, this award is presented to the most outstanding first-year, sophomore, or junior woman student who not only has a superior academic record, but also has been a work-study student, a volunteer for college-sponsored activities, and participated in recognized extracurricular activities. More...

Bonnie-Blanche Schoonover Award

This award, honoring WPI's former librarian, is given to one or more outstanding junior women students preparing for a career in engineering and science who have played a significant role at WPI.

Ellen Knott Award

This award, honoring a long-time secretary in the Mechanical Engineering Department, is given to one or more outstanding sophomore women students preparing for a career in engineering and science who have played a significant role at WPI.

Gertrude R. Rugg Award

This award, honoring WPI's late Registrar, is given to one or more outstanding first-year women students preparing for a career in engineering and science who have played a significant role at WPI.

An anonymous donor provided the funds to establish the Schoonover, Knott, and Rugg awards, which were first presented in 1979.

 
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