Jeannie Eva Hughes Multicultural Student Leadership Award

In 1899 Jeannie Eva Hughes became the first African American student to graduate from the University of Idaho.  This award was named in her honor and will be given to two students who have shown genuine concern and interest towards multicultural issues and have worked on behalf of multiculturalism on campus.

This award is available to all full-time undergraduates.

Application procedure:
Students may be nominated for the award by faculty, administrators, staff, other students, or they can nominate themselves.

Part of the application process includes a personal statement (limit two pages) addressing how you have demonstrated the following:

  • Level of commitment, service, concern and interest to the local multicultural community
  • Innovation to developing and enhancing multicultural programs and/or services
  • Contribution to greater understanding and awareness related to multicultural affairs within the multicultural community and the larger community.

Selection Committee: 
Director of Student Engagement or designee
Office of Multicultural Affairs Director
Dean of Students representative
Multicultural Student Recruiter or New Student Services representative