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Freeman Prize in Peace Studies

In 1984 the Harrop and Ruth Freeman Prize was established to honor Ruth Freeman, who was the first woman member of the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences. The prize goes to a graduating Cornell senior who has demonstrated a commitment to working for world peace.

Ruth died in April 1988 and Harrop in October 1993. A bequest from the Freemans insures that future Cornell students will be recognized for their achievements and continuing work in peace activities.

Eligibility: Cornell graduating seniors

Value: $2,500

Application Process: Submit an online application at Login with your Cornell ID and password and select the Undergraduate Student Funding application Reppy Institute Harrop and Ruth Freeman Prize in Peace Studies. You will be asked to submit a brief (200-500 words) statement of purpose.  Ask your advisor or a faculty member who knows your work well to provide a letter of recommendation.  Ask for an official Cornell transcript. Send e-transcripts to

Application Deadline: March 8, 2019