Don and Bobbie Siegal
Don and Bobbie Siegal

The Don and Barbara “Bobbie” Siegal Scholarship was created in honor of Dr. John L. Blackburn and Dr. Robert E. Witt and in memory of Dr. James Hood and Vivian Malone-Jones. It is awarded annually to a Blackburn student who has demonstrated an interest in and a concern for the promotion of cultural understanding while maintaining an active participation in the Blackburn Institute and showing a devotion to the Institute’s purpose. Applications are reviewed and recipients are selected by a committee of Advisory Board members and Blackburn Institute staff.

Completed application packets for the 2017 scholarship must be received in the Blackburn office no later than 11:59pm on Thursday, July 27, 2017 to be considered by the selection committee.

The scholarship recipient will be named at the 2017 Annual Symposium (August 25-26, 2017) and the $2,750 scholarship will be credited to the student’s account in October 2017.

  • 2009 Recipient – Karis Browder
  • 2010 Recipient – Andres Peña
  • 2011 Recipient – Hannah Hicks
  • 2012 Recipient – Carolyn Bero
  • 2013 Recipient – Marlan Golden
  • 2014 Recipient – Leigh Terry
  • 2015 Recipient – Amanda Bennett
  • 2016 Recipient – Ibukun Afon