Funding Awards for Seniors

Ruth J. Simmons Thesis Prize
The prize is awarded to the African American Studies concentrator or certificate recipient whose thesis best exhibits excellence in research and writing within the field of African American Studies.  $1,000.00
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Distinguished Senior Prize in African American Studies
Awarded annually to the senior concentrator who has distinguished his or herself academically as well as beyond the classroom, reflecting a commitment to the intellectual, political, and artistic traditions in African American Studies.  $1,500.00 

Junior Paper Prize
This prize is awarded annually to the senior who submitted the most outstanding junior paper.  $500.00 

AAS Spirit Award
This award is selected annually by the AAS staff and is given to a senior for their positive contributions to the Department of African American Studies.  It recognizes students who informally make a significant contribution to the faculty, students, and staff of the department.  $750.00

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Upcoming Events

Bobby McFerrin, "CIRCLESONGS"
Sep 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Domestic Violence: The Limits and Possibilities of a Concept
Oct 4, 2018 - Oct 5, 2018
i am my ancestors’ wildest dreams: contemporary cultures of black impossibility
Oct 18, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018
Amanda Seales Performs
Oct 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Nov 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Anita Hill Lecture
Apr 10, 2019 @ 4:30 pm