Thurgood Marshall Special Award

Thurgood Marshall Special Award

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall, was a civil rights lawyer and the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

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 (senior)


Award Criteria

Nominee must be a current undergraduate (senior) from Washington University in Saint Louis who has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or better, demonstrates outstanding service to the University and the Saint Louis community, exemplifies leadership skills, and exhibits exceptional ability in developing tolerance and cultural understanding.


Nomination Process

Nominations ARE NOT accepted for this award. This award is given only at the discretion of the McLeod Awards Committee.


Requirements for Nominee

Once a student has been nominated, they must submit the following document:

  • Resume

Deadlines