Lucy Somerville Howorth Outstanding Woman of the Delta Award Nomination Form

  • The nominee must be from the Mississippi Delta or currently living in the Mississippi Delta.
  • Please include a letter, not exceed two (2) pages, outlining how the nominee has made contributions to society that have been recognized at a local, state or national level.
    • Examples of “Contributions to Society” can include, but are not limited by:
      • examples of community service which enrich the lives of those in the Delta
      • diligent effort to encourage education among girls and women
      • a demonstration of passion and drive for the advancement of women, political enlightenment and equity for women.
      • a woman who seized the opportunity to use her talents for the betterment of her community
      • a woman who has promoted the Delta in a positive way
  • The nominee is willing to donate any papers/manuscript materials relating to her and her accomplishments to the University Archives.
  • A likeness of the nominee awarded will be obtained or commissioned, and it will be hung in the Howorth Seminar Room with past awardees.
  • The nominee awarded, or a representative from her family, will attend a special presentation recognizing the award to be held at the Charles W. Capps, Jr. Archives & Museum building on the campus of Delta State University, Cleveland, MS.
  • Posthumous nominations will be accepted.

Mail to:

Howorth Award
DSU Box 3137 • Cleveland, MS • 38733
662.846.4780 •

All nominations must be submitted by December 14, 2018.

We're sorry, nominations for 2016 are no longer being accepted. Thank you.