Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Thurgood Marshall Graduate Award

The Graduate School has announced SPS graduate student Kalina Lamb will receive the Thurgood Marshall Graduate Award, honoring the life and work of the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice. This award aligns closely with the intent of the national Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Program and acknowledges Marshall's life-long commitment to civil rights and effecting change. The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship is intended to support the retention of meritorious graduate students whose accomplishments and activities demonstrate leadership, service, and commitment to fostering a just and equitable community.

The Thurgood Marshall Award is a one-year award to include a stipend of $4,000 plus a graduate tuition waiver. 

Evaluation of nominations were be based upon the nominee’s:

  • Strength of the nominee's statement of academic excellence, intellectual vitality and strengths and their alignment with this specific award
  • The nominee’s scholarly promise and academic and professional strengths, as articulated in the nomination letter(s), including, but not limited to, discussion of the nominee’s past achievements, their specific academic interests at OSU, and their likelihood of contributing to the discipline
  • The nominee's demonstrated leadership and service to the community
  • The nominee's demonstrated commitment to empowering marginalized and underrepresented members of society
  • Quality of the nominee’s résumé or curriculum vitae

Please join us in congratulating Kalina on this exciting accomplishment.