George Washington Carver Award

George Washington Carver Award

George Washington Carver

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.

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