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Blackburn/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.

The Blackburn/Spencer 2020 Scholarship and Achievement Award applications deadline is Saturday, October 12, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Application Guidelines [Word] (download document)

Application [Word] (download document)

Application (Orgsync)

Reference Form [Word] (download document)

Once you have completed the application, select "File," then "Save As" to save this application to your desktop. Print out the completed application and submit all application materials (including your two letters of reference) to the Office of Multicultural Programs, 205 Baker University Center, by Saturday, October 5, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

You may also send your two letters of reference via e-mail to raineyt@ohio.edu.

Blackburn-Spencer Pageant Overview 2019

People in formal black tie seated at round tables in Baker Ballroom

Blackburn-Spencer Pageant Contestants 2019

All the contestants wearing their sashes lined up across the stage

Pageant Winners and Runner Ups (left to right): Dannie Wilks, Tori Tribble, Jonigh McGee, Bayione Rodgers

Pageant winners and runner ups 2019 (left to right): Dannie Wilks, Tori Tribble, Jonigh McGee, Bayione Rodgers

2019 Pageant Winners Tori Tribble and Bayione Rodgers

Pageant Winners Tori Tribble and Bayione Rodgers

Living Legends Award 2019 Winner Connie Lawson Davis with her Delta Sigma Theta Sorority sisters

Living Legends Award Winner Connie Lawson Davis standing with her Delta Sigma Theta Sorority sisters throwing what they know

Spoken Word "When They See us" with 2019 Blackburn-Spencer Contestants

2019 Blackburn-Spencer Contestants performing Spoken Word "When They See Us" on stage

Black Panther Power Dance with 2019 Blackburn-Spencer Contestants

2019 Blackburn Spencer Contestants performing Black Panther Power Dance with their fists raised in the air

Latino Heritage Achievement Awards

The Latino Heritage Achievement Awards were established to recognize outstanding students of Latino descent. Recipients are selected based on a combination of financial need, academic performance, and outstanding contributions to Ohio University.

The Latino Heritage Achievement Award application deadline is Saturday, February 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Application [Word] (download document)

Application (Orgsync)

Once you have completed the application, select "File," then "Save As" to save this application to your desktop. Print out the completed application and submit all application materials to the Office of Multicultural Programs, 205 Baker University Center, by Saturday, February 10, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.