Department Prizes and Awards in African American Studies

Undergraduate Program

William Pickens Prize for Outstanding Senior Essay
The Department of African American Studies awards the William Pickens Prize annually for outstanding senior essays in the field of African and African American Studies.

View list of previous Pickens Prize winners

Graduate Program

Sylvia Ardyn Boone Prize for Outstanding Essay in History of Art
The Sylvia Arydn Boone Prize is awarded in conjunction with the History of Art Department for the best written work by a graduate student on African or African-American art.

Learn more about the Sylvia Ardyn Boone Prize