Awards

Summary of Awards

William Warfield Creative Expression Award

This award was established to honor the contributions of William Warfield to the Champaign-Urbana, national and world communities. The purpose of the award is to recognize the active involvement and accomplishments of a UIUC undergraduate or graduate student in promoting African American cultural and/or artistic life.

Doris Hoskins and John Lee Johnson Community Linkage Award

This award was established to honor the contributions of Doris Hoskins and John Lee Johnson to the Champaign-Urbana community. The purpose of the award is to recognize the outstanding service, leadership, and innovation of a UIUC student to improve the campus or broader community with respect to issues around racial equity and social justice.

Richard and Mildred Barksdale Academic Excellence Award

This award honors the multiple contributions of Richard and Mildred Barksdale to African American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and to the broader university and community. The award recognizes excellence in academic achievement by an undergraduate student in the field of African American Studies.

Winners of the above awards will be announced at the Annual African American Studies Year-End Reception to be held in late April. The recipients will each receive a personalized award, recognition at the reception, and have their names placed on plaques displayed in African American Studies conference room.

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Paper

The program will award two prizes for research papers completed by an undergraduate student from any college at UIUC.

Outstanding Graduate Research Paper

The program will award two for research papers completed by a graduate student from any college at UIUC. The first and second place winners of the competition will be eligible to receive an additional $400 travel grant to a national conference to present this particular work.

Winners of both awards will each receive a personalized award, recognition at a reception to be held in late April, and have their names placed on plaques displayed in African American Studies conference room.

For More Information and Application Forms Contact:

Dr. Desiree Y. McMillion
dymc@illinois.edu
217-333-7781
1201 W. Nevada St., MC-143
Urbana, IL 61801

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