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 2021).

The student application deadline is January 24, 2020. Recommenders, who will automatically receive a prompt upon submission of the student form, must complete their portion of the application by January 31, 2020.

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 April 2020. The Bassett Award reception will be held in the fall of 2020.