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:

  • Recognize the accomplishments of Black students
  • Encourage those students who improve the quality of life on our campus and in the community
  • Acquaint the university community with the achievements and contributions of Black students

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.

Deadlines