The 2022 Bassett application is now open.

Yale’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM) will bestow the Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement on a select number of high school juniors in the United States (class of 2023).

The student application deadline is February 1, 2022 at 11:59PM ET Recommenders, who will automatically receive a prompt upon submission of the student form, must complete their portion of the application by February 7, 2022 11:59 PM ET. The student application can be found here. The recommendation form can be found here.

Award winners will demonstrate a record of creative leadership and public service, academic distinction, interdisciplinary problem solving, and experience addressing societal issues including, but not limited to, race and racism. Students with non-traditional leadership experiences or significant work experiences are encouraged to apply. Applicants will also be asked to identify a teacher, mentor, coach, religious leader, community-based non-profit leader, or community member who can provide them a letter of recommendation.

The winners of the Bassett Award will be announced in spring 2022.