HBCU All-Star Program
The application deadline for the 2015 HBCU All Star Student Program has been extended to June 24, 2015.





HBCU All- Star Student Program

HBCU All Star Program


We continue to hear from more than a few of you (and your campus mentors) regarding difficulties with the Common Application. Because we don’t want these issues to prevent you from applying for the HBCU All Star program, we’ve extended our application deadline to June 24, 2015. So, don’t delay…

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) works to promote HBCU excellence, innovation, and sustainability. The Initiative recognizes undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in scholarship, leadership, and civic engagement.

Application Process

Review Process

Frequently Asked Questions



1. Nominee must be a current undergraduate, graduate, or professional student at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Student must be enrolled for the 2015-2016 fall semester. View HBCU Listing by State

2. Only complete applications will be accepted. This includes signed nomination form, unofficial transcripts, short essays, resume and endorsement letter.

3. Submissions entered past the due date will not be acknowledged.


JUNE 24, 2015, 11:59 PM EST

For more information regarding the 2015 HBCU All-Star Student program and application contact: hbcuallstars@ed.gov and follow us on Twitter @WHI_HBCUs


Essay Contest

45th Conference of the Association of Black Sociologists

Race and Inequality in the Obama Era and Beyond

August 20-22, 2015

Chicago, Illinois

The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

Call for Submissions


Graduate and Undergraduate Student Paper Competition


The Association of Black Sociologists (ABS) invites submissions for its 2015 graduate and undergraduate student paper competition. Winners in both the undergraduate and graduate tracks will receive the following awards: 1st place = $300, 2nd place = $200, 3rd place = $100.


All papers must be submitted electronically by July 16, 2015 to:

Ray Von Robertson, Ph. D.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

University of Louisiana at Lafayette




Manuscripts must not exceed 9,000 words INCLUDING the abstract, references and endnotes. Tables and figures are not included in the word count. Microsoft Word is the required format for submitted manuscripts. Please note: If you have used the "track changes" feature at any point during the composition of your submission, make sure to accept all of the changes before saving the final version that you will upload. All papers should be structured in the following order and as described below:


(1) The Title Page: should consist of (A) Title; (B) Author Names and Affiliations; (C) Word Count; (D) Appropriate Keywords; and (E) Acknowledgements (financial or other assistance, and the name, address, and e-mail address of the primary contact to whom correspondence should be sent).

(2) Abstract: Should contain the objective of the study, a description of the methodology and data used in the study (if applicable), and a summary of the results and conclusion. The abstract should consist of no more than 175 words.

(3) Main Text: 12 pt. Times New Roman, double-spaced with 1-inch margins all around. Include call-outs to tables and figures by indicating in the text where they should be located, such as (Table 1 about here).

(4) Endnotes/Notes: Use only for substantive comments bearing on content. Mark consecutively beginning with numeral 1. Should be in 10 pt. Times New Roman. No footnotes.

(5) Citations and References - Follow Chicago Manual of Style (15th Ed.).


(6) Tables and Figures: Should be included at the end of the main paper (each submission should consist of only 1 file) and limited to a total of 10 (e.g., 5 tables and 5 figures, 7 tables and 3 figures, etc.). Include any notations to tables in the following order and manner:


NOTE: The paper should be submitted as 1 file.