Abigail Clauhs wins Ada Draper Award!

Abigail will use the funds to travel to Turkey to visit important historic religious sites–from cave monasteries to mosques to ancient temples–in order to develop an online resource for learning and discussion for interfaith groups. In the fall she begins graduate school at Claremont School of Theology to pursue an MDiv with a concentration in Leadership in Social Justice Community Organizations.


The Ada Draper Award is granted to an outstanding CAS senior woman to be to be used for traveling or studying abroad after graduation. The fund stipulates “such income shall be applied to establish scholarships and to enable the most meritorious and needy female students to be sent abroad after graduation to complete their studies.” Implicit is the recognition that learning, in Ms. Draper’s opinion, should extend beyond the classroom walls and take place in foreign climes.

Abigail is a senior majoring in Religion. She is also a winner of The Richard Katz Award and CAS College Prize.