Nominations for the 2019 Pride Awards will be open January 7th and will close February 8th at 11:59 p.m. This years Pride Awards will take place on March 20th at 5 p.m. in Kirkhof 2204.
Join the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center as we celebrate and honor the people who have made a significant and positive impact on the LGBTQIA+ community at GVSU this academic year.
We will recognize participants, student facilitators, and emerging leaders from our student-led programs including First-Year Queer Alliance, Loud & Queer, Queer and Trans Study Collective, Ace of Clubs, and T2. Campus and community partners will be recognized for the following awards:
Milton E. Ford LGBT Leadership Award
The Milton E. Ford LGBT Leadership Award is awarded to an individual who demonstrates exceptional leadership in support of the LGBTQIA+ community. The recipient of this award has had a lasting, positive impact on the LGBTQIA+ community both within and beyond Grand Valley State University.
The Solidarity Award is awarded to an individual who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to supporting and advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community. The individual who receives this award has demonstrated sustained advocacy at the intersection of identities for the personal, cultural, and systemic inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people.
Faculty Engagement Award
The Faculty Engagement Award is awarded to a faculty member who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to and enthusiasm for engaging with LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff. This award recognizes the recipient’s support for the personal, academic, and professional success of LGBTQIA+ campus community members through scholarship, service, and/or teaching.
Service to Community Award
The Service to Community Award is awarded to an individual who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ people. The recipient of this award has made a substantial contribution toward advancing the interests, health, and well-being of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Outstanding Student LGBTQIA+ Paper or Project
This award will be given to an exceptional undergraduate or graduate paper/project addressing LGBTQIA+ related topics or themes, broadly defined. We welcome submissions and nominations of papers and projects from undergraduate and graduate students completed during the 2018 calendar year. To be considered, submissions should demonstrate a scholarly or creative focus on LGBTQIA+ identities, histories, cultures, theories, communities, or experiences. Submissions are welcome from all disciplines and do not have to have been completed for an LGBTQ Studies class.