The Carter G. Woodson Prize Fund
Above: Kori Bethea / Paint Brush Kori, "Stay Focused" (2021), used with permission.
Fundraising for Students
The Woodson Prize is given to the top student(s) in HIST 210 Introduction to Black History, one of our most popular and important classes. Excellent and energetic professors, Drs. Max Felker-Kantor, Simon Balto, and Nina Mjagkij, have made this course an essential component of understanding the American experience. Receiving the Woodson prize reminds students that they stand with a long line of Black History scholars.
If 50 alumni and/or current students give $10 or more to the Woodson Prize Fund on April 5, 2022, Drs. Etcheson and DeSilva will each give $500 to the fund.
History of the Carter G. Woodson Prize
This fund memorializes one of the most influential African-American historians (1875-1950), who is often called "the father of Black History." He published works on the African diaspora, African myths and legends, African-American churches, and Black life in the United States. Woodson was an early advocate for celebrating Black History every year in February.
Above: Portrait of Carter G. Woodson, courtesy of the Library of Congress
We hope that alumni, students, and friends of the History Department will join us in supporting the Woodson Prize and History's students. If you aren’t in a position to give right now, please encourage others to give.
Thank you for your ongoing generosity to History's students!
Finally, if you would like to support other History funds, please consider:
- History Student Scholarship Fund: awards for students with a variety of interests, high GPAs, etc.
- History Student Travel and Research Fund: small grants that assist students with conference registration and travel or research costs and travel.
Last year we raised money for the Student Travel and Presentation Fund, so that students could present their research at a variety of off-campus venues, including the Macksey National Undergraduate Research Symposium at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD).
Above: Linda Laws, Virginia Carter, Anna Osborne and Haley Armogida presented their research from the Notable Women of Muncie Project at the 2021 Richard Macksey National Symposium at Johns Hopkins University. This year we hope to fund more student presenters, like Jenna Pyle and Lydia Waters who will present their research at the 2022 Macksey Symposium. Your generosity helps students do amazing things. Thank you!