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Charles Haynie Memorial Student Award


Charles Haynie Memorial Student Award


Undergraduate Students in IDP are invited to submit an application for the Charles Haynie Memorial Student Award. The $725 award is given in honor of Mr. Charles Haynie.


Charles Haynie died at the age of 65 in July 2001. He was a long-time faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Degree Programs. He provided advisement, taught statistics, and engaged students in a range of popular courses about grass roots organizing for social change, 20th century political movements, and social justice. From 1969 to the mid 1980’s, Charlie was the academic leader of Tolstoy College, which sponsored courses on left politics and social justice. Before that he was active in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, working to register Black voters in Tennessee and Mississippi. Charlie is remembered by his colleagues for caring deeply about each individual student, and for his long history of engagement in the university, the local community and the nation. The Charles Haynie Memorial Award is given to students who exemplify Charles Haynie’s commitment to social justice and responsible citizenship.


To apply for the award, students must submit the following materials:


  • Application Cover Sheet for Haynie Award
  • Unofficial transcript showing an IDP major and QPA > 3.0
  • Two Letters of Recommendation(letters can be dropped of with application materials in sealed envelopes or e-mail directly to from letter writers)
  • A two page statement, approximately 500 words, integrating current/recent campus or community service activities with a vision of social change and social justice.


Application Deadline: 5:00 PM, Monday, March 27, 2017. Bring application materials to Interdisciplinary Degree Programs, 203 Clemens Hall


Award Announcement: April 17, 2017

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