The Agnes Levine Memorial Award is made possible by a donation to the University of New Orleans (UNO) by Agnes' husband Mr. Michael Levine. A native of Uganda and of the Jewish faith, Agnes Levine passed away in the early 1990's and was survived by Michael and their three children.
To honor the wishes of the donor family, the purposes of the award are twofold:
- To honor Agnes Levine; and
- To award students whose academic and/or artistic work suggests an abiding interest in diverse or diasporic individuals or groups, communities, or individuals, such as, but not limited to, Native Americans, African Americans, Africans, Jews, Asians Americans, Armenians, Berbers, Kurds, Palestinians, Turkic peoples, etc.
All full-time UNO students (graduate or undergraduate) may apply for the awards, and must have a GPA of at least a 2.5, except for current employees of the Division of International Education (at the time of application). The awards are designed to be used towards participation in UNO's study abroad programs administered by the Division of International Education that have a duration of either a semester or an academic year, including any of the programs which take place during the summer semester. These presently include UNO programs in Austria, Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey, and Spain. Any programs developed and administered by UNO's Division of International Education in the future are also included.
The application for the Agnes Levine Award is included in the Global Ambassador Award application process. Therefore, any student eligible for this award should complete a Global Ambassador Award application, and include within the Global Ambassador Award application (essays or short answer sections) information on any studies or experience with diverse or diasporic individuals or groups. No student may receive more than one Agnes Levine Award.
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