Award Information

Award selected individuals for their outstanding achievements that have successfully impacted VCU’s climate, accreditation, and surrounding community.

Undergraduate/Graduate Student Scholarships – $1000

We will select (2) undergraduate students with a 2.5 GPA or higher, and (2) graduate students with a 3.0 GPA or higher: who has shown an outstanding commitment to bettering the climate of the university through community service, activism, and innovation.

“What Black Excellence Means” Contest – $500

We will select (2) scholarship winners. Students may submit their original creations, through art or performance demonstrating, what Black Excellence Means to them.

Student Award

The recipient of this reward is a graduate or undergraduate student that has shown an outstanding commitment to bettering the climate of the university through community service, activism, and innovation.

Faculty Award

We will select a current faculty member, who identifies as Black or African American, and have shown outstanding leadership and mentorship towards students belonging to Virginia Commonwealth University’s Black Community.

Staff Award

We will select a current staff member, who identifies as Black or African American, and have shown outstanding leadership and mentorship towards students belonging to Virginia Commonwealth University’s Black Community.

Alumnus Award

We will select (2) VCU Alumni that identify as Black or African American whose achievements and commitment to inclusiveness have had a lasting impact on VCU’s campus