Nominate a Student to Receive the Keeper of the Dream Award

Know a hard working student dedicated to advocating for equal rights and opportunities in the community? Nominate them for Keeper of the Dream Award.

With sponsorship from International Paper, the Keeper of the Dream Award will be presented to four students during the Student Forum on Thursday, October 19th.

The Student Forum acts as the opening event for the celebration of the National Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Award which is given to individuals who are diligently working to expand freedom and opportunities for all people.

Award Eligibility Requirements:

  • Nominees must not have reached their 19th birthday before Oct. 19, 2017.
  • Must be resident of the Memphis metropolitan area. The metropolitan area includes Crittenden County in Arkansas; Benton, DeSoto, Marshall, Tate and Tunica counties in Mississippi; plus Fayette, Shelby and Tipton counties in Tennessee.
  • Must not be child or relative of an employee of International Paper or the National Civil Rights Museum.
  • Two winners will be selected in the grades 6-8 category and two in the 9-12 category.
  • Past winners of the Keeper of the Dream award are not eligible to win.
  • Nominations may not be made by a relative or family member of the nominee.
  • Nominee’s parent or guardian must sign a media release, give International Paper Keeper of the Dream nomination review committee permission to confirm nominee’s school enrollment and review of nominee’s social media presence.

Award Recipient Receive:

  • $500 monetary award
  • Award trophy
  • One-year family membership for family of five to the National Civil Rights Museum.

The deadline for submissions in September 8th.

Nominate a student today!

International Paper and the NCRM provide admission and transportation for middle and high school students to attend the Student Forum each year.

Check out the details and reserve a spot for your students.