Awards for Faculty and Staff

The Nancy Borgmann Diversity Award

The Nancy Borgmann Diversity Award, named in honor of a former Director of the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office, recognizes contributions made by an individual who supports the University's mission on diversity. The award comes with a prize. All full-time permanent University employees, with the exception of those currently serving on the Diversity Advisory Council, who have contributed substantially to cultural diversity at UM are eligible for this award.

Questions? Contact Diversity Advisory Council Co-Chairs, Wilena Old Person and Laurie Walker.

2017 Awardee:

  • Tobin Miller Shearer, Associate Professor, Department of History


Awards for Students

Student Diversity Leadership Awards

Diversity Advisory Council honors students for their leadership and support of diversity with the Student Diversity Leadership Awards. All students, faculty and staff are invited to submit nominations online. Learn more about Student Diversity Leadership Awards. 

Nominated students will be recognized at our annual Student Achievement Awards Ceremony to be held at 4:00 pm on April 24, 2018 in the University Center North Ballroom. 

Questions? Contact Adrianne Donald, Student Achievement Award Subcommittee Chair, at 406-243-6029 or

Diversity Funding Award

The Diversity Funding Award cycle for FY 18 is NOW OPEN

You can view the online application.

In support of campus activities that promote and enrich cultural diversity at the University of Montana, the Diversity Advisory Council invites campus community to submit proposals for funding consideration. 

Questions? Contact Co-Chairs, Laurie Walker ( or Wilena Old Person (