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 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 (senior) – Leadership


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