Diversity and Allyship
The Arnold Allyship Student Award
The Arnold Allyship Student Award was named in honor of Ohio University’s first LGBT Center administrative associate, Becky Arnold. It was established in 2020. The award recognizes an Ohio University student that has demonstrated outstanding and active allyship toward improving the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer communities on and off campus.
How have you demonstrated active allyship toward improving the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer communities at OHIO?
Francine Childs Diversity Leadership Award
This award represents the most prestigious diversity honor bestowed upon an OHIO student. Recipients will be individuals who promote the principles of social justice, leadership, cultural diversity and service to the campus and/or region.
Describe how you have advanced institutional diversity and inclusion goals, including evidence of leadership excellence in the advancement of social justice and equality within and/or outside the university; commitment of diversity through campus and community involvement; encouraging and motivating collaborations to promote inclusively; and/or demonstration of creative or innovative work to advance the academic success or leadership capabilities for underrepresented populations (e.g. first-generation college students, minorities, women in STEM, etc.).
Latinx Heritage Achievement Award
The Latinx Heritage Achievement Awards were established to recognize outstanding students of Latinx descent. All full-time undergraduate students of Latinx descent at the Ohio University Athens Campus with 24 or more completed credit hours and a 2.75 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply. Continuing seniors must be enrolled at least one semester during the current academic year to be eligible.
Describe how you identify as Latino/Latina/Hispanic/Latinx and what that identity means to you.
The LGBT Center Student Hart Award
The LGBT Center Student Hart Award was named in honor of Ohio University’s first LGBT Center director, Mickey J. Hart, and was established in 2020. The award recognizes outstanding community care that improves the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer communities that reside on and off campus.
How have you worked to create inclusive environments where all LGBTQ+ individuals can be full and equal participants?
Martha Jane Hunley Blackburn/Donald A. Spencer Scholarship and Achievement Awards
The Blackburn/Spencer Scholarship and Achievement Awards were established by the Black Student Cultural Programming Board in 1979 in honor of Martha Jane Hunley Blackburn, the first African American woman to graduate from Ohio University and Donald A. Spencer, the first African American to serve as chairman of the Ohio University Board of Trustees. Recipients are selected based on a combination of financial need, academic performance and outstanding contributions to Ohio University.
- Describe how you identify as African American and have embodied it as an identity in your extracurricular activities, community, and leadership experiences.
- Describe your financial need.
- Provide contact information for two references.
Stonewall Student Leadership Award
The Stonewall Leadership Award is designed to recognize outstanding student leadership that improves the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities on and off campus.
How have you demanded equality, dignity, and safety for all people through your work and advocacy?
Women's Issues Leadership Award
This award recognizes a student who has shown outstanding leadership and/or community involvement on women's and gender issues or has raised consciousness about those issues.
Detail how your leadership has contributed to advancing women and gender issues on campus, in the community, and/or beyond.
George Floyd Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is a one-time award for students who demonstrate leadership through multicultural student organizations and diversity-based initiatives at Ohio University.
Please describe what multicultural leadership means to you and what social justice impact you can have on our OHIO University community in the future.
Students are interviewed by the selection committee and awardees are selected by the selection committee.