Created in 2010, The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Award honors Stephanie Tubbs Jones, a Case Western Reserve University alumnus who embodied the spirit of community and Spartan pride. Tubbs Jones, the first African-American woman to represent Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives, died suddenly in 2008 at the age of 58.
The award in her honor was established to recognize an underrepresented undergraduate student for significant contributions to campus life, scholarship and community service. Tubbs Jones, who was actively involved at CWRU and in the nearby community, best demonstrated these three characteristics.
CWRU defines underrepresented as African-American, Hispanic, Native American and/or Pacific Islander students.
All eligible undergraduate students are invited to apply for this award. The application deadline is Sunday, March 4, at 11:59 p.m.