Each year, DCC honors excellence in student work in the areas of Gender Studies and Race and Ethnic Studies through two prizes. Each prize carries a monetary award of $250 and publication of the project on the Diversity at Valpo web page.
The Zora Neale Hurston Prize for Excellence in Gender Studies will be awarded to a student or students who have produced an outstanding project in the area of Gender Studies, including, but not limited to, women’s, men’s, or LGBTQ studies.
The Joan Baez Prize for Excellence in Race and Ethnic Studies will be awarded to a student or students who have produced an outstanding project in the area of Race and Ethnic Studies, including, but not limited to, African American, Latino/a, Asian American, Native American, multiethnic studies, intersectionality, or ethnic transnationalism.
Each submission must be accompanied by a cover page (to include the student’s name, project title, and date submitted) and a paragraph (no more than 200 words) explaining the project’s contribution to the field of Gender or Race and Ethnic Studies.
Projects will be evaluated using four content indicators: Knowledge and Comprehension, Analysis and Synthesis, Reflection and Action, and Delivery and Execution.
To apply, submit your work along with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 8.
Join us for the 4th annual Trivia Night on Feb 1, 7:00 pm, Harre Union Ballrooms (doors open at 6 pm). Don't miss this chance to match wits with the best minds Valpo has to offer. It's sure to be a fun night, and it's for a good cause. All proceeds benefit the Dr. Bill Marion First Generation Scholarship Fund.
To register, stop by the Office of Multicultural Programs to fill out a form, download the PDF and mail it in.
Return the form with check (memo: First-Gen Scholarship Fund) to the Office of Multicultural Programs, which is located in the Gandhi-King Center, Harre Union, 2nd floor. If you have any questions about registration, please call the OMP at x6769.
Download the registration form here.
The Dr. Bill Marion First-Generation Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 by the Office of Multicultural Programs and a group of faculty, staff, and students at Valpo. The scholarship was also endorsed by the Diversity Concerns Committee. The goal of this scholarship is to promote student success and retention by assisting full-time, undergraduate, first-generation college students, who demonstrate financial need, to achieve their educational dreams. A student is considered “first generation” if neither of the student’s parents earned a college degree at the baccalaureate level or higher. A student who regularly lived with and received support from only one parent who did not earn a baccalaureate degree would also be eligible. Scholarship recipients are asked to give back by serving as mentors for the Office of Multicultural Programs’ SMART Scholars Mentoring Program. Recipients are also expected to serve in their communities, after graduation, as volunteers, activists or community leaders.