Scholarships & Awards

AFS  Richard B. Moore Scholarship

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The Richard B. Moore Scholarship is available annually to one or two outstanding
students of African heritage at Stony Brook University, State University of New York, in
recognition of strong academic performance and service to the University community.
The Richard B. Moore Scholarship has been established by the Stony Brook Foundation
in recognition of Richard B. Moore, who was born in Barbados, became a resident in the
United States in 1908, and was a social reformer in Harlem for more than 60 years.
 
ELIGIBILITY
The Richard B. Moore Scholarship is open to full-time, upper-division students (junior or
senior standing) of African American or African heritage. The student must have spent
one semester or more in residence at the Stony Brook campus, and may be nominated
for the scholarship or may apply directly.
 
AWARD
The scholarship carries an award of $1,000 for one student or $500 each for two
students.
 
SELECTION CRITERIA & PROCEDURE
The qualities of academic performance and service to one’s community are important
criteria reflected by the contributions of Richard B. Moore. Each applicant must therefore
present evidence of both strong academic performance and service to the University
community. In this regard, an applicant should submit:
a) Completed application form
b) A 1-2 page essay/ statement of eligibility
c) A résumé
d) A transcript
e) Two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty
member at Stony Brook, and one may be from outside the Stony Brook
community.
 
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS/APPLICATIONS
Nominations or applications should be received by April 15, of each year. Applications should
be submitted to: Africana Studies Department/ Richard B. Moore Scholarship,
S-249 Social and Behavioral Sciences. Phyllis.Bartolomeo-Zenker@stonybrook.edu
 
SELECTION
1. Candidates will be screened by a selection committee and finalists submitted to
the Stony Brook Foundation.
2. Finalists may be asked to appear before the Stony Brook Foundation.
3. Awards will be announced in the month of May, before the end of the Spring semester. Presentations will be made at the annual Africana Studies
Department commencement breakfast.
Contact the Department of Africana Studies for an application.

 

AFS Bliss Verdon Memorial Scholarship

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The Bliss Verdon Memorial Scholarship is available annually to one or two outstanding
students at Stony Brook University, State University of New York, in recognition of strong
academic performance and demonstrated commitment in the area of African issues.
The Bliss Verdon Memorial scholarship has been established to celebrate the life and
accomplishments of Bliss Verdon, a 1995 graduate of SUNY Stony Brook, who completed
her BA in Africana Studies and Anthropology after spending a semester in Accra, Ghana.
Ms. Verdon had planned to begin her graduate studies in International Relations with a focus
on African issues in the Fall of 1997, but on June 10th of that year she was murdered in
Jackson Heights, Queens, by an ex-boyfriend, a New York City police officer.
 
ELIGIBILITY
The Bliss Verdon Memorial Scholarship is open to full-time, upper-division students (junior or
senior standing). Candidates must demonstrate an academic focus on and commitment to
African issues in their university coursework, as well as a need for financial assistance, and a
commitment to helping others. Candidates may be nominated for the scholarship or may
apply directly.
 
AWARD
The scholarship carries an annual award of $1,000 for one student or $500 each for two
students. The award may be used to supplement costs to pursue study abroad in Africa.
 
SELECTION CRITERIA & PROCEDURE
Commitment to African issues and qualities of academic performance and service to one’s
community are important criteria reflected by the life of Bliss Verdon.
An applicant should submit:
a) Completed application form
b) A 1-2 page essay/ statement of eligibility
c) A résumé
d) A transcript
e) Two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty
member at Stony Brook, and one may be from outside the Stony Brook
community.
 
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS/APPLICATIONS
Nominations or applications should be received by April 15, of each year. Applications should be
submitted to: Africana Studies Department/ Richard B. Moore Scholarship,
S-249 Social and Behavioral Sciences. Phyllis.Bartolomeo-Zenker@stonybrook.edu
 
SELECTION
1. Candidates will be screened by a selection committee and finalists submitted to the
Stony Brook Foundation.
2. Finalists may be asked to appear before the Stony Brook Foundation.
3. Awards will be announced in the month of May, before the end of the Spring semester.
Presentations will be made at the annual Africana Studies Department
commencement breakfast. 
Contact the Department of Africana Studies for an application.

Welcome to the Fall 2014 Semester!

 For the most up-to-date information, pictures and relevant discussions, visit the new Stony Brook University Africana Studies Department Facebook page!

 

News:

Check out assistant professor Zebulon Miletsky's recent discussion in HuffPost Live, "Race: More Than Skin Deep."

Congratulations to Associate Professor of Literature, Tracey L. Walters, who received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the Stony Brook University Chapter of the NAACP.

Congratulations to assistant professor Abena Asare who was awarded a 2014 Presidential Mini-Grant for Departmental Diversity.

 

Events:

AFS Presents:

To Protect and Serve Who? : A Dialogue on Michael Brown and Eric Garner

Wednesday, October 7th, 1pm

AFS Library/ SBS S-224

 

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