This award is funded by the ACUHO-I International Research and Education Foundation The award recipient from the RLPA region shall meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Be a professional of color.
- Be a professional working full-time at a small college or university (under 2,000 beds).
- Be a new or advancing professional.
- Be a professional with an accepted presentation proposal to the current year AC&E.
Award winners will recieve up to a $1000 reimbursement to attend ACUHO-I AC&E.