The Constitution Reflection Award

The History Department is pleased to announce the creation of the Constitution Reflection Award, to be awarded to an undergraduate student annually.

The Constitution Reflection Award

This Award challenges KU students to comment on the enduring importance of the United States Constitution and its presence in our everyday lives. Each year, students will be invited to submit an audio visual reflection in response to a given prompt. Any undergraduate student who has enrolled in a History course during the academic year is invited to apply. The winner will be awarded $500 and their submission will be featured on the Department of History website.

Submissions will be evaluated according to how well they address the given prompt; acknowledge historical context or change over time; demonstrate nuance or complexity of thinking; draw upon the work of other scholars and sources; convey information in a creative or compelling way.

Award amount: $500

Eligibility: Any KU undergraduate student enrolled in a history course during the academic year of the award period.

Submission Requirements:

  • 3-4 minute video or audio/video presentation
  • MP4, MOV., AVI., WMV
  • Information Sheet and Reference List, of a minimum of four sources

Award Winner for the 2022-2023 Academic Year: Jacob Leehy 

2022-2023 Prompt:
Reflect on the role of amendments to the U.S. Constitution in expanding or restricting individual rights



Check back for submission deadlines for the 2023-2024 academic year. Coming soon!