Each academic year the Department of African American Studies offers awards to honor the scholarship, community work, and dedication to the field of African American Studies of UIC undergraduate and graduate students through a series of scholarships.
Grace Holt Legacy Awards
In honor of the our founder, Grace Holt, the Department of African American Studies selects two students each year who have shown a commitment to the field of African American Studies and issues of racial justice.
The Marie Nesbitt Promise Prize
The Department’s faculty selects one undergraduate major or minor in African American Studies each year to recognize their academic achievement. The student awarded the Promise Prize attends the annual Change Create Transform Foundation Summit.