AADS Student Awards | African American & African Diaspora Studies

AADS Student Awards

Bird LogoWinners of the Awards are announced at the AADS Semester Graduation Ceremonies.

Information due to AADS office no later than Monday deadline at 4:30 pm.

African American Studies Student of the Year – deadline: 3rd Monday in April 
Student must be an African American Studies major or minor, have a 2.7 or better GPA, and have a demonstrated record of service to African American communities or groups. This may be demonstrated through an internship, student organization activities, or other volunteer work. Students are required to submit a letter of nomination from a person familiar with the applicant’s service work. The letter should describe the work performed, the length of time performed, and the quality of the applicant’s performance.

Outstanding Graduating Senior – deadline: 3rd Monday in November and April 
Student must be an African American Studies major (first or second) and have a 3.0 or better GPA. In addition to these criteria, preference will be given to a student who has consistently engaged in African American Studies related activities, on and off campus (e.g. Served as a student ambassador, helped with planning of an AFS event, participated in CACE, etc.). Students must submit a letter of nomination from an African American Studies professor who can speak to the applicant’s dedication to African American Studies. Students must also submit a 250-350 word essay describing why he/she feels deserving of this award.

Outstanding African American Studies Student Essay – deadline: 3rd Monday in November and April
Award given for a paper written on an African diaspora subject. It may be a course paper and can only have one author. Essay must be 8 or more pages. Preference given to papers written in an AADS core or elective course. Submit paper with a cover sheet, which includes writer’s name, name of course, telephone number, and email address.

Study Abroad Program
Stipend of $100.00 or more given to students who are accepted to a UNCG Study Abroad program. Once accepted, contact the Program’s Director.