James L. Gibbs Jr. Award for Superior Academic Performance
Professor Gibbs chaired the African and African American Studies Founding Committee in 1968, was the Stanford’s first tenured African American professor, and served Stanford University’s community for thirty years, retiring in January of 1997.
The James L. Gibbs Jr. Award for Superior Academic Performance is given to a graduating senior in African and African American Studies who, through their exceptional academic performance, best exemplifies the scholarship and achievement of Professor James L. Gibbs, Jr.
3.5 Cumulative GPA minimum
Must be completing or have completed an Honors Thesis
Active in at least one student organization,
Declared AAAS major intending to graduate in spring.
Students may submit 750 word self-nominations or faculty or staff may submit nominations for candidates. Students will be asked to also submit an unofficial transcript. Both can be sent to Nicole Brown, Associate Director of African & African American Studies in May. A review committee will select finalists and the James L. Gibbs Jr. Award for Superior Academic Performance will be presented at the AAAS Diploma & Awards ceremony.