Promise Prize

The Marie Nesbitt Promise Prize was established by the family of Marie Nesbitt in honor of her memory and is supported by the Change Create Transform Foundation. Each year, the faculty of the African American Studies department nominates a student who most demonstrates academic excellence, leadership, excellent scholarship, and/or community engagement.

Students chosen as Promise Prize Scholars receive a scholarship and an invitation to the Change Create Transform Foundation's Annual Event & Leadership Summit Weekend Retreat.

Please visit the Change Create website to learn more about the Change Create Transform Foundation and the Marie Nesbitt Promise Prize.

2020 Promise Prize Scholar

Taylor Hutchinson

2019 Promise Prize Scholar

Yvonne Livingston

Past Promise Prize Scholars

2018 – Aniya Watkins

2017 – Canisha Russ