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 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

(UCollege) Undergraduate/Graduate – Civic Engagement


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

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