Women’s Empowerment Prize

The Women’s Empowerment Prize was established to recognize four (4) students with a $250 prize who have made tremendous contributions to the Rutgers University-New Brunswick community as well as their commitment to academics, leadership and service.

Eligible students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled at Rutgers University – New Brunswick either as a full or part-time undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Have a cumulative GPA equal to or above 2.75.
  • Demonstrate a balance of academic and co-curricular excellence within the Rutgers University community through involvement in student organizations, leadership and community service initiatives and programs.

* This Prize/these Awards are open to all who meet the applicable criteria, regardless of sex or gender identity. 

Past Women’s Empowerment Prize Recipients


Sandra Alex

Catherine Sackey

Murphy Boccher

Marie Yamaoka

Veronica Bido 


Dominique Little

Keoni Nguyen

Vancha Verma

Zahra Yusah 


Chanel Jordan

Tiana Youngblood

Sneha Gupta

Anya Lopez 


Jennifer Jiang

Catrice Carter