Our scholarships and awards include:
Scholarships & Awards
Carleton T. Hodge Prize
The Carleton T. Hodge Prize was established by the African Studies Program to recognize annually one of our advanced Ph.D. students for their commitment to excellence in African Studies. Those eligible for the award are Indiana University students in any discipline, who are advanced in the Ph.D. program, have a concentration on topics relating to Africa, and are actively engaged in African Studies Program activities.
Patrick O’Meara Conference Travel Award
The African Studies Program offers supplementary assistance (up to $300 travel support) to Indiana University Bloomington African Studies students (M.A. degree students and Ph.D. minor students) who are presenting Africa-focused papers at academic conferences. Awards are made on a competitive basis, with no more than three awards each year. Preference is given students who have not received assistance in the past.
This award is named after Professor Patrick O’Meara, who served as vice-president for international affairs and as emeritus and former African Studies program director. The funds are royalties donated by the current Africa Today editors: Tavy D. Aherne, Beth Buggenhagen, Sergio Fernandez, Mireille Djenno, Maria Grosz-Ngaté, John H. Hanson, Eileen Julien, Lauren M. MacLean, and Luciana Namorato.
African Students Research Award
The IU African Students Research Award was established to assist Indiana University Bloomington graduate students who are African nationals with research or writing leading to the Ph.D. minor or the master’s degree in African Studies. Awards are dependent upon individual donations to the ASP program’s scholarships and awards fund.
Certificate of Appreciation
Awarded annually to exceptional undergraduates and graduate students in the ASP by the ASP faculty, director, and associate director. They may be awarded for academic excellence and/or service to the program.