Hilliard Life Long Learning Award Open to Applicants

Dr. Asa Hilliard, III
Dr. Asa Hilliard, III

Road Scholar is pleased to announce the fourth annual Asa Grant Hilliard III Award for Lifelong Learning. The 2011 Asa Grant Hilliard III Award for Lifelong Learning is now open to applicants and will be presented this year at the 2011 annual conference of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) to be held in November in New Orleans.

The $5,000 award is named in honor of the late Dr. Asa Grant Hilliard III, worldrenowned Pan-Africanist, educator, historian and psychologist, who is an icon for his advocacy of the importance of African history, culture and influence; for his global contributions to education.

Road Scholar is the name for the programs developed and offered by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-forprofit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.

Applicants are asked to write an essay focused on the importance of lifelong learning to the African American community and to describe the ways in which they will utilize their educational adventure with Road Scholar to make a difference in their communities.

The 2010 Award was presented to Dr. Sheila Walker of Atlanta; the 2009 award was presented to Mr. Robert Hayden, president of the Martha’s Vineyard branch of ASALH; and the 2008 award was presented to Patricia Payne, director of the Indianapolis Public Schools Crispus Attucks Center.

The Asa Grant Hilliard III Award for Lifelong Learning is part of a national outreach initiative Road Scholar launched to build awareness of its educational programs in the African American community. For more information, visit www.roadscholar.org./hilliar daward .

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