Awards for Religious Studies Majors

Outstanding Capstone Award

At the end of each academic year, a member of the Religious Studies faculty reviews all the term papers submitted in capstone courses during that year. The most articulate and insightful paper is chosen to receive the Outstanding Capstone Award. In order to qualify for this award, a paper must receive a letter grade of A or A-, and the author must be a declared Religious Studies major. The Outstanding Capstone Award will be presented during the Religious Studies commencement.

Niko Dorios Award

Only won by exhibiting academic merit, the Niko Dorios Award is given once a year to the student who demonstrates a superior understanding of the sources and themes of Religious Studies, as revealed by the quality of the student's written paper. Only students who have an honorable GPA in Religious Studies may enter. The award was set up by the family of Sam Dorios, a Religious Studies major who co-founded the Religious Studies Student Organization, and is named in honor of his father, Niko Dorios. The purpose of the award is to provide support for the most capable students in Religious Studies for their continued endeavors in the field.