Dezjorn R. Gauthier Academic Award
The annual DRG Academic award was established in 2015 and is now presented by Dezjorn International LLC. The award is granted for transgender students of color pursuing an education in criminal justice and legal studies at an academic level beginning with high school seniors through graduate studies. Students attending a United States institution or U.S. citizens studying abroad in the required field qualify. Award is based on career goals, character, recommendations, academic record, and resume/activities/volunteer.

Please begin Phase 1 of the award by competing the application and essay below. Phase 2 please have resume available and prepare for interview with executive board.

Award announced on/around April 15th and honorary mention at 2018 Dezjorn International Manniversary Gala.

Prize: Laptop (official transcripts and enrollment verification is required)
Name *
Highest Education Level
Clear selection
Email *
School/University/Institution *
Phone number
What is your area of study *
Essay 1 *
Please answer the following essay question: Black Trans Excellence means to me...?
Essay 2 *
Please answer the following essay: Have you ever made a change that improved your life or the lives of others? Write an essay that convinces readers how your degree will better your life and the lives of others? * Essay Word count requirement 500-1,000 for High School and Undergrad students. **Essay word count requirement for Professional/Graduate Students is 1,000-2,000.
Recommendations *
Please provide 1-3 recommendations we may contact. Give Name/Relationship/Phone or Email
Please verify your answers before submitting. We will only contact you if you have been selected for Phase 2. Winner is announced Sept 15th. Any further questions please contact our office at 929-777-5676 or
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