Charles Haynie Memorial Student Award

Seniors and second-semester juniors in SSCIDP are invited to submit an application for the Charles Haynie Memorial Student Award. The $750 award is given in honor of former faculty member, Charles Haynie.

How to Apply

Application Materials
Please download and complete the application cover sheet and submit with the following materials:

  • A two-page typed statement that integrates a discussion of the applicant’s campus or community service activities with a vision of social change and social justice
  • Two letters of recommendation*
  • Unofficial transcript showing an SSCIDP major and a GPA > 3.0

Submission Deadline

5:00 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2019

Please submit application materials to:

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program Office
203 Clemens Hall

The award announcement will take place on April 17, 2019.

*Recommendation letters may be included with application materials in sealed envelopes or submitted by the letter writers to

About Charles Haynie

Cover of Charles Haynie's Political Autobiography.

A Memoir of the New Left: The Political Autobiography of Charles A. Haynie

Professor Charles Haynie was a long-time faculty member in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Program. He provided advisement, taught statistics and engaged students in a range of popular courses about grassroots organizing for social change, 20th century political movements and social justice.

From 1969 to the mid-1980s, Prof. Haynie was the academic leader of Tolstoy College, which sponsored courses on left politics and social justice. Before that he was active in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, working to register black voters in Tennessee and Mississippi.

Prof. Haynie is remembered by his colleagues for caring deeply about each individual student, and for his long history of engagement in the university, the local community and the nation. He passed away in July 2001 at the age of 65. The Charles Haynie Memorial Award is given to students who exemplify Prof. Haynie’s commitment to social justice and responsible citizenship.