Frankie Muse Freeman was a Saint Louis lawyer known for her dedication to community service at the local, national and international levels.
The aim of the award program is to acknowledge those students who demonstrate a commitment to:
- individual pursuits promoting expression of Black culture, history, and values.
- academic excellence and advancement of scholarship.
- cultivating community through service to improve quality of life for Black people at WashU, in St Louis, and globally.
Category of Award
Undergraduate – Community Service
Two awards given:
Nominee must be a current undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis. This award recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to serving others within the Black Community, on and off campus.
Students can self-nominate or be nominated by Washington University administrators, academic advisors, faculty, staff and students.
Requirements for Nominee
Once a student has been nominated, they must submit the following document:
- Essay, 250 words or less, detailing community service activities
- Briefly describe the service(s) to the Black Community in which you have been involved.
- What were the goals or objectives of the individual(s)/group(s) with whom you have worked? How have you helped them achieve these goals or objectives?
- How and why did you become involved with the individual(s)/group(s) with which you are working or have worked in the past?
- Discuss how your involvement has affected your knowledge and understanding of the Black community.
- Describe what you feel your service has contributed to the Black Community, to Washington University, and to your personal growth and development.
- Interview will be scheduled after essay is submitted.