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.
To learn more about the Change Create Transform Foundation and the Marie Nesbitt Promise Prize, please click here.
2018 – Aniya Watkins
2017 – Canisha Russ