Award Criteria

Heritage Award
Honors Leadership

Award Recipients should be individuals who:

  • Have been change agents in the progress of African Americans and/or society as a whole, and/or
  • Are engaged in innovation, leadership, and/or policy development that is important to the African American community and/or society as a whole

 

Flame of Faith Award
Honors Service to the Community or Philanthropy

Award recipients should be individuals who:

  • Have acted or continue to act boldly without being limited by resources or mindset, and/or
  • Exhibit a heightened sense of accountability to the constituencies served and for the outcomes created

 

Torch of Truth Award
Honors the Alumni Heritage of Bowie State University

Award recipients should be individuals who:

  • Are alumni of Bowie State University, and
  • Bore witness to important events or institutions that have been or continue to be important to African American history and culture and/or society as a whole, and/or
  • Extends the legacy of Bowie State University through his/her personal actions

 

Founder’s Promise Award
Honors University Service

An award is presented to:

  • An outstanding faculty member
  • An outstanding student
  • An outstanding volunteer

 

Military Service Award
Honors Exceptional Military Service

An award is presented to:

  • Serves or has served in the United States military with courage and honor, and
  • Are distinguished in their work through dedicated military service, and
  • A leader exemplifying a commitment to Bowie State University and higher education