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.

Learn more about each award here!

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.

Learn more about the Promise Prize!