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Black Alumni and Student Reunion Giving

The inaugural Black Alumni and Student Reunion (BASR) committee invites you to give back to places at American University which celebrate the black experience, highlight black excellence, provoke important conversations that impact the black community, and brings students and alumni together in meaningful ways.

Giving Back

Thank you for your support of the Black Alumni and Student Reunion. Please consider giving back to the American University student body through one of the following funds. Contributions of all kinds, and of all amounts, provide essential resources for AU students and foster an environment of inclusive excellence.

Black Alumni and Student Reunion Funds

AU Fund for Student Support

The AU Fund for Student Support provides financial aid resources and supports student participation in enrichment opportunities, such as unpaid internships and study abroad.

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The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)

Supporting AU’s commitment to diversity, CDI helps enhance LGBTQ, multicultural, first generation, and women's experiences at AU by serving as a resource on issues of equity.

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Professor Cynthia E. Jones Scholarship

In recognition of Professor Jones, this scholarship supports a Washington College of Law student committed to indigent defense representation, with a solid academic record and financial need.

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The Antiracist Research & Policy Center (ARPC)

ARPC brings together teams of scholars, policymakers, journalists, and advocates to examine racial problems and promote policy solutions.

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Campus Life Fund

The Campus Life Fund supplements key services and support around life at AU, including Black Affinity Housing and the STEP program that provides first-year students with the resources needed to succeed.

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Sherry Weaver Scholarship

Honoring the dedication of Sherry Weaver, Director of Diversity Services (retired), to AU’s Washington College of Law (AUWCL), this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding AUWCL evening student.

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Black Alumni Alliance (BAA) Book Award

Awarded each year to high-achieving students who demonstrate strong connections to Black, African-heritage, and Caribbean communities through leadership, service, or strong academic performance.

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Peter S. Ridley, Jr. ’70 Memorial Scholarship

Honoring Peter S. Ridley, Jr. ’70, this scholarship supports a Washington College of Law student possessing leadership qualities with preference given to a 1st or 2nd year African American student.

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