Dianne M. Pinderhughes Honored with Mentorship Legacy Award

Author: Maria McKenna

Dr. Dianne Pinderhughes

Dr. Dianne Pinderhughes was honored by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists last spring with the creation of the Dianne M. Pinderhughes Mentorship Legacy Award. This award will be given to a deserving undergraduate student attendee each year by the NCBPS to honor Dr. Pinderhughes' longstanding commitment to mentoring of students and the discipline of Political Science.  She is an ardent supporter and past President of NCOBPS from 1988-1989, as well as the first African American female President of the American Political Science Association from 2007-2008. In 2016, she served as First Vice President of the International Political Science Association and Program Co-Chair for its 2016 World Congress in Poznan, Poland

For more information on the award or to nominate a student to attend to the NCBPS conference please see details below. 

The Dianne M. Pinderhughes Mentorship Legacy Award, established through the Dianne M. Pinderhughes Foundation, (DMPF, Inc.), is a scholarship award for undergraduate students to attend the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS). The creation of this award, by her former students, honors Dr. Pinderhughes’s positive influence on their careers and continues her legacy of outstanding scholarship, teaching, and dedicated mentorship for the benefit of future generations.

The awardee will receive a travel stipend reimbursement of $500. The award will be presented during the Annual Meetings’ Award Program.

Student self-nominations and nominations by others are encouraged. Undergraduate students who have previously attended the NCOBPS Annual Meeting may apply; however, preference will be given to first-time attendees and applicants from departments of political science. An independent selection committee will review the applications and select the winning recipient.

(Category 1) Undergraduate students presenting papers during the conference;
(Category 2) Undergraduate students who are not presenting but attending the conference to gain insight on groundbreaking Black politics research and to consider a political science related career.

If presenting, include a copy of the paper proposal. A copy of documents from the online paper submission system is acceptable. (Category 1)
All nominees must submit a one page cover letter introducing themselves, explaining their interest in political science, and stating how attending NCOBPS will benefit them and the organization.  (Categories 1 and 2)
All nominees must submit a letter of support from a faculty mentor, professor, chair of the department, or an activist mentor with whom they have organized. (Categories 1 and 2)

All nominations and supporting materials must be received on or before Friday, March 10, 2017

Please submit all required documents electronically to Dr. Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, Award Committee Chair with the following subject line, “Pinderhughes Mentorship Legacy Award.” Email address for submissions: thedmpf@gmail.com