Regional Programs and Activities
BIG Guiding Principles
The Distinguished Service Hall of Fame (DSHOF) award is the highest honor which can be bestowed upon any single member of Blacks In Government (BIG). These individuals have distinguished themselves as making exceptional contributions at the National, Regional and/or Chapter levels of BIG and their respective communities. Region V is proud to have several Honorable members.
Shatonna was the 2021 and first ever recipient of the National Braxton Family Humanitarian Award. The National Braxton Family Humanitarian Award is designed to recognize a Blacks In Government member that is working in their community or region to change lives outside of their respective chapter and employment through volunteerism. Areas of service may include, but not limited to mentoring, working with seniors, assisting the disabled, educational programs, youth programs, philanthropic, religious, environmental advocacy, or other community services. The recipient of this award will receive an award plaque and $500.00 for school supplies for a public elementary or high school (No charter/private schools) in the urban community.
2023 Recipient - trinity robinson attending Ohio State University of toledo,OH.
Annual Thomas A. Walton Scholarship
Thomas A. Walton Scholarship – Region V awards a $1000 annual academic scholarship to a high school student residing within the Great Lakes Midwest area.
2022 recipients – Jaylin Brown attending Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA; Taylor Hickman attending Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
2020 recipient – none
2019 recipient – Khalia Callahan attending University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
2021 Recipient - Alex Fuqua attending Ohio State University, Athens, OH.