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Awards & Scholarships

Award nominations for Fall 2021 through Spring 2022 are closed.

Please note that anyone may nominate someone or self-nominate for the following awards, as long as the potential recipient is eligible for that particular award.

Prism: the LGBTQ+ Staff, Faculty, and Graduate Student Association Awards

Champion of Our Community

The recipient of the Champion of Our Community award is an LGBTQ+ member of staff, faculty, or administration at UMD, who has made distinguished contributions to the LGBTQ+ communities.

Defender of Diversity

The recipient of the Defender of Diversity award is an ally to LGBTQ+ communities and a member of staff, faculty, or administration at UMD, who has made distinguished contributions to the LGBTQ+ communities.

LGBTQ+ Equity Center Awards

Graduate Student Involvement Award

The recipient of the Graduate Student Involvement Award is a graduate student at UMD who has been directly involved with LGBTQ+ communities at UMD.

Pride and Advocacy Award

The recipient of the Pride and Advocacy Award is someone who has demonstrated exceptional leadership during the past year resulting in a positive impact on UMD's campus LGBTQ+ communities. Recipients may be anyone, including undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, administrators, and also alumni and friends of the campus.

Lavender Leadership Honor Society Recognitions

Rising Stars

The recipient of a Rising Star is a first or second-year undergraduate student at UMD who has demonstrated a high level of participation/involvement in LGBTQ+ communities/initiatives on or off campus.

Special Recognitions

The recipient of a Special Recognition is an undergraduate or graduate student at UMD, to recognize leadership over the past year in a particular area or project that impacts UMD campus LGBTQ+ issues/community.