George Washington Carver Award

George Washington Carver Award

Category: Undergraduate – Research

George Washington Carver was an American scientist, botanist, educator and inventor.

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 – Research

Two awards given:

  • Science
  • Social Sciences / Humanities

Award Criteria

Nominee must be a current undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis who has done outstanding, original, and revealing research in any discipline.

Nomination Process

Student 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 documents.

  • Research Paper  
    • Research paper may have been written for other purposes (i.e., classes, research project, publications) but not previously submitted to this committee
    • Research paper should be typed, double-spaced and properly documented (i.e., footnotes and bibliography).
  • Interview will be scheduled after research paper is submitted.