Senior Awards

** Note: You may apply in one category only! **

IDS Academic Award

Description: One award will be distributed to a graduating senior for exceptional academic achievement in the International Development Studies major.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be:

  1. a student registered in the International Development Studies Major (double majors are also eligible and encouraged to apply);
  2. in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 3.75 in Upper-division major coursework (Global GPA); and
  3. a senior graduating in any quarter of the 2015-2016 academic year, or Fall 2016.

To apply applicants must submit:

  1. a brief application form ( found below);
  2. a resume;
  3. a sample of written work on any issue in international development (can be from any course previously taken-no page limit).

Deadline:TBA


IDS Activist Award

Description: One award will be distributed to a graduating senior to recognize his/her outstanding commitment to making a difference on the issues of international development.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be:

  1. a student registered in the International Development Studies Major (double majors are also eligible and encouraged to apply);
  2. in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.00 in Upper-division major coursework (Global GPA);
  3. able to demonstrate, through their work in local, national, or international organizations, their commitment to making a difference on an issue linked to international development; and
  4. a senior graduating in any quarter of the 2015-2016 academic year, or Fall 2016.

To apply applicants must submit:

  1. a brief application form (found below);
  2. a resume; 
  3. an essay (no more than 3 pages double spaced) that describes their previous work related to international development and plans after graduation; work may include campus organizing, internships, volunteer or paid work either in the U.S. or abroad.

Deadline:TBA

*Awardees will be required to present on their work at the International Institute Undergraduate Research and Community Work end of the year event.


Deadline: Tuesday, May 25, 2010