Frankie Muse Freeman Award

Frankie Muse Freeman Award

Frankie Muse Freeman

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:

  • Freshman/Sophomore
  • Junior/Senior

Award Criteria

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.


Nomination Process

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.

Awards Program is cancelled due to the CORVID-19 Virus as of 3/13/2020.