John B. Ervin Award

John B. Ervin Award

John B. Ervin

John B. Ervin was the first African-American dean at Washington University in St. Louis.

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

(University College) Undergraduate/Graduate


Award Criteria

Only Current University College students are eligible for this award. Student must have demonstrated a commitment to community service. Student must have a 3.0 or better GPA.


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:

  • Essay, 250 words or less, detailing community service activities
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Interview, will be scheduled after essay and transcript are submitted

Deadlines