Amherst College Harold Wade Jr. ‘68 Fellowship, Amherst College, 2016
The Wade Fellows Program was established in 1976 in honor of Harold Wade Jr. ‘68. While a student, Harold Wade Jr. worked to strengthen the black community at Amherst, including organizing the Afro American Society and Initiation recruitment materials aimed at attracting black high school students to Amherst. His book, Black Men of Amherst, was published posthumously by the college and is an important work that documents the achievements of many black Amherst graduates.
The Harold Wade Jr. Memorial Fund Fellowships is designed to supplement the College’s career counseling by bringing back one to two black graduates each year to meet with all students. The returning fellows are from all walks of life and all age groups, and they share their Amherst and post-Amherst experiences with student through participation in classes, informational meetings and lectures.
National Center of Institution Diversity Emerging Diversity Scholar, University of Michigan, 2016
The National Center for Institutional Diversity supports and administers several fellowships and awards to support scholars whose efforts center around enhancing diversity in the academy. These scholars are leaders in the area of diversity scholarship, bringing scholarship to practice, as well as advancing equity and inclusion throughout our society.
This award seeks extraordinarily promising scholars whose research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with a demonstrated interest in bringing to their research and undergraduate teaching the critical perspective that comes from their nontraditional educational background and/or scholarly understanding of the experiences of groups who are historically underrepresented in higher education.
Tribute to Black Men Faculty Award, Association of Black Harvard Women, Harvard University, 2015
Each year Association of Black Harvard Women organizes Tribute to Black Men, a celebration of Black men on and off campus. The Tribute Board, a board of ten undergraduate black women, selected black male leaders in black student organizations and in off-campus groups that address broader black issues.
Graduate Student Paper Award, Education Problems Division, Society of the Study of Social Problems, 2015
The SSSP and its sponsors are proud to recognize outstanding scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students who demonstrate active pursuit in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems. Recipients are selected by committees, typically in the spring. Winners will receive a small stipend, student membership in the SSSP, conference registration to the 2018 SSSP annual meeting, and a plaque of recognition at the conference awards ceremony.
Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising Award, Harvard College, 2015
The Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising were established by James A. Star (AB 1993) to recognize and reward individuals who contribute to the College through their exemplary intellectual and personal guidance of undergraduate students. Prizes are awarded to 3 advisors in each of the categories of Freshman Advising, Sophomore Advising, Concentration Advising and Faculty Advising.
Charles V. Willie Minority Graduate Student Award, Eastern Sociological Society, 2015
The Charles V. Willie Minority Graduate Student Award is an annual award given to a minority student who demonstrates exceptional scholarly promise. The award was established at the 2013 meeting in honor of Dr. Charles V. Willie in recognition of his work on racial and ethnic minorities, his support of minority graduate students, and his invaluable contributions to ESS. The purpose of this award is to give recognition to minority graduate students for outstanding scholarly promise; increase the number and visibility of minority voices within the organization; reinforce the organization’s purpose of directly supporting the production, discovery, and dissemination of excellent sociological scholarship.
Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, Section on Children and Youth, American Sociological Association, 2014
The purpose of the Section on Children and Youth through American Sociological Association is to encourage the development and dissemination of sociological perspectives on children in the areas of research, theory, policy, practice, and teaching. The Section on Children and Youth Outstanding Graduate Student Paper award recognizes an outstanding paper authored by one or more graduate students. In addition to recognition at our annual reception at the ASA meetings, the winner(s) will receive a cash award of $250.
David Lee Stevenson Award for best Graduate Student Paper, Honorable Mention, Sociology of Education Section, American Sociological Association 2014
The purpose of the Section on Sociology of Education is to foster the development of this aspect of sociology and its application through the study of the ways in which formal schooling influences individuals and the ways society affects educational institutions. This award is for the outstanding graduate student paper in the field of sociology of education in 2016 or 2017. The author (or first author) must be a graduate student at the time of submission for the award, and all authors must have been graduate students when the paper was written.
Harvard College Race Relations Advisor Award, 2013
Every year, the Harvard Foundation holds an award ceremony to honor those who have contributed to intercultural and race relations on campus. The awardees include students from a variety of Houses and class years, all working to promote intercultural understanding on campus. Awardees are selected through nominations from house masters, resident deans, tutors, proctors, faculty, and their peers. This year, we received over 80 nominations and after this careful deliberation and discussion, these final candidates’ names were submitted to the director for approval.
The 2014 Harvard Foundation Awards Ceremony and Aloian Dinner was an inspiring event that recognized the contributions of so many Harvard community members in improving intercultural and race relations. We look forward to seeing the continued work of the awardees, on campus and beyond.
The Obed Finch Slingerland Memorial Prize, Amherst College, 2007
The Obed Finch Slingerland Memorial Prize is awarded by the Trustees of the College to a member of the senior class, who has shown by his/her own determination and accomplishment the greatest appreciation of and desire for a college education.
The Third Moseley Prize (Senior Thesis in Religion), Amherst College, 2007
The Moseley Prizes, which were established by Thomas Moseley of Hyde Park in 1872, are awarded annually. Prizes will be awarded for substantial essays, term papers, or honors theses that take a scholarly approach to the study of religion. The approach may be historical, literary, philosophical or scientific, but the focus of the submission must be on a subject matter that falls within the purview of the field of Religious Studies (or a pattern of religious thought, sensibility, or conduct).
John Summer Runnells Memorial Award for Scholarship and Citizenship, Amherst College, 2006
College Meeting, the annual awards ceremony for undergraduates of Amherst College, recognizes the outstanding work of first-years, sophomores and juniors throughout the year. Prizes are awarded in 14 areas of study, as well as for scholarship and citizenship. The majority of awards are named in honor of notable alumni and faculty, whose enduring legacies continue to shape the College today.
The John Sumner Runnells Memorial, established in memory of John Sumner Runnells of the Class of 1865, is awarded to that member of the junior class who shall, in the opinion of the Trustees of the College, be preeminent in zeal for knowledge and industry to attain it.
University of Michigan Society of Fellow (Declined), 2016
Dartmouth Society of Fellows (finalist), 2016
Princeton Society of Fellows (finalist), 2016
National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship, 2015
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2010
Ford Foundation Diversity, Predoctoral Fellowship, 2010
C. Scott Porter Fellowship, Amherst College, 2010
Amherst College Memorial Fellowship, Amherst College, 2008-2011
William F. Milton Fund, 2018
Graduate Student Council Conference Grant, Harvard University, 2014
Research SEED Grant, Center for American Political Studies, 2010, 2013