Drusilla Dunjee Houston Memorial Scholarship Award
The Association of Black Women Historians' 2016 Drusilla Dunjee Houston Memorial Scholarship Award recognizes an emerging female scholar of African descent. It fosters scholarly research in Africana Women's history. Each year an award will be given for the best, unpublished original essay from either a graduate course or a chapter from a thesis or dissertation for the 2016 award year (June 1, 2015 to May 30, 2016). The essay must be wholly focused on some aspect of history on black women from the U.S. and/or Africana Diaspora. The paper must involve interpretation of primary sources, focus on the ideas or actions initiated among black women, and make a significant contribution to Africana women's history. The Black Classic Press of Baltimore inaugurated the award two decades ago, and it has been continued through the contributions of ABWH members.
- Black female graduate student currently pursuing a master of arts or doctorate degree in history or a related field
- A minimum 3.0 GPA; applicant must submit a transcript
- History writing sample that demonstrates analysis and use of primary sources
- Two letters of recommendation from professors and academic advisors on letterhead (Note that one of the letters must come from an ABWH member. The letters may be submitted directly to Award committee.)
- Curriculum Vita
The deadline for receipt of all application materials (including letters of recommendation) is
June 30, 2016
. Please send application materials to
The 2016 award will be presented at the 2016 ABWH Annual Luncheon on during the 101st ASALH Convention in Richmond, Virginia.