Monique Ward received the 2023 Sarah Goddard Power Distinguished Scholarship Award. According to the Center for the Education of Women + (CEW+), this award recognizes “significant achievement in contributing to the betterment of current challenges faced by women in [...] distinguished leadership, scholarship, [and] other activities related to their professional lives." Ward received this award for her “research on young women's experiences in society and the impact of the media on their developing conceptions of gender and sexuality, as well as [her] commitment to teaching,” according to Tiffany Marra, Director of CEW+.