Gender Studies

Scholarships and Awards

 

Available Scholarships & Competitions

Undergraduate
Graduate
Graduate Teaching Assistantship
Other Scholarships
Writing Awards

Undergraduate Scholarship ( All due dates for scholarships are April 11, 2014)

Friends of Sharon Marglous Memorial Scholarship ($750 award)Criteria: Undergraduate student 25 years or older, in transition, resident of St. Louis city or county, demonstrating academic promise. Preference for female recipient. Certificate student preferred. Full-time student.

Women as Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship (Up to $1,500 award)
Criteria: Undergraduate GS Certificate seeker, cumulative 2.5 GPA, serious financial need. Requires FAFSA application submitted to Financial Aid Office by March 15. Full-time student.

The Alan Ross Achievement Scholarship ($2,500 award)
Criteria: Full-time undergraduate or graduate GS Certificate seeker, cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Application materials must include transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a one-page formal letter of application outlining qualifications for each specific scholarship you are seeking (each scholarship must have a separate application) as well as significance of gender studies to your life goals. Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be considered. Send materials to Scholarship Committee, GS, 494 Lucas Hall. Gender Studies welcomes applications from both female and male students. Visit www.umsl.edu/~genderstudies or contact us for further information. Applications are due on April 11th.

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( All scholarship application are due April 11, 2014) 

The Nanora Sweet Research Award

Award: A $500 grant to a graduate student or advanced undergraduate student pursuing a Gender Studies Certificate or Major for travel to further education and experience in gender studies: to conduct research, participate in a confernce (e.g., present a paper; particpate in a rountable), or pursue study abroad. The award would give particular preference to students in the Humanities and/or to students attending activist meetings in the field.

McAffrey Family Scholarship

Award: Up to $1,000

Criteria: Cumulative GPA 3.0 in GS courses,student 25 years or older, needing to enter or return to the workplace, in financial need. Full-time graduate student enrolled in the GS certificate program.

The Alan Ross Achievement Scholarship ($2,500 award)
Criteria: Full-time graduate GS Certificate seeker, cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Application materials must include transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a one-page formal letter of application outlining qualifications for each specific scholarship you are seeking (each scholarship must have a separate application) as well as significance of gender studies to your life goals. Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be considered. Send materials to Scholarship Committee, GS, 494 Lucas Hall. Gender Studies welcomes applications from both female and male students. Visit www.umsl.edu/~genderstudies or contact us for further information. Applications are due on April 15th.

Graduate Teaching Assistantship

Stipend
$10,000 for 9-month appt. with tuition remission

Criteria
Graduate student enrolled in GS Graduate Certificate Program
3.0 cumulative undergraduate and graduate GPA

Description
9-month graduate assistantship to assist instructors in teaching GS classes, leading class discussion groups, grading papers, writing articles, and completing other administrative tasks assigned by the Instructor and GS Director. The position requires a commitment of 20 hours per week.

To Apply:
Application materials must include transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a one-page letter outlining qualifications and interest as they relate to the specific award and GS. Send materials to The Gender Studies Program, 494 Lucas Hall by May 1st. We welcome applications from both female and male students.

For further information on Gender Studies, visit our website at www.umsl.edu/~genderstudies or contact Dr. Sally Ebest, Program Director, at sebest@umsl.edu

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2014 Dr. Barbara A. Kachur Writing Awards

Writing Awards

2014 Writing Awards Flyer with Style Sheet

$200 for Each Prize:
Undergraduate Creative Writing
Graduate Creative Writing
Undergraduate Scholarly Essay
Graduate Scholarly Essay

Deadline: April 11, 2014

494 Lucas Hall, 5:00 p.m.

Criteria for Judging:
Relevance to Gender Studies
Quality of Thought and Writing
Originality
Correct Use of GS Writing Award Style Sheet

Requirements to Enter:
Enrollment in a GS Class or Certificate, 3.0 GPA

Previous Winners

Barbara Kachur Undergraduate Writing Award
Undergraduate Creative Writing—Myrta Vida 
Undergraduate Scholarly Essay—Elizabeth Eikmann 
Undergraduate Honorable Mention—Sharon Pruitt 

 
Barbara Kachur Graduate Writing Award
Graduate Scholarly Essay—Jessie Wirkus Haynes 
Graduate Honorable Mention—Kathryn O’Brien 

Gender Studies: Call for Proposals 2014 Small Grants (Proposals due April 18, 2014)

The Gender Studies Porgram will accept small grant proposals for up to $500 for the following projects and/or expenses:

Criteria:

Submission information:

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Spring 2012 Graduate Certificate Earners
Candee Berck
Monica Swindle

Spring 2012 Undergraduate Certificate Earners

Scholarship Winner, presented by Kathleen Nigro

Gender Studies Undergraduate Certificates

Gender Studies Graduate Certificates

Barbara Kachur Undergraduate Writing Awards

Barbara Kechur Gradute Writing Awards

Gender Studies Small Grants Awards, Presented by sally Ebest

Gender Studies Achievement Awards

Other Scholarships

American Association of University Women
Criteria: Mature female undergraduate student attending at least part time and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.5, demonstrating a financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Elisabeth A. Horkids Fund
Criteria: Minimum GPA 3.0, prefer female, full time, demonstrating financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

George Dewey Ross Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: Sophomore, junior, or senior pursuing a degree in the humanities. The recipient shall be an outstanding student who demonstrates financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and who is active in the community on behalf of the disadvantaged an/or themselves be a member of a racially or economically disadvantaged group. Students must be enrolled full-time and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Gwendolyn M. Tsadik Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: Minority of disadvantaged student living in the St. Louis Metropolitan area with special emphasis on inner-city youth. First consideration given to immediate family members of Gwendolyn M. Tsadik.

Hazel L. Kohring for Women in Transition
Criteria: Cumulative GPA 2.25, displaced female, 25 years or older, in transition, resident of St. Louis city or county.

Lena Key Cassidy Memorial
Criteria: Sole or primary financial supporter of themselves and one or more dependents; undergraduate or graduate, qualify for degree within four semesters, demonstrating financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Lucinda DeLeftwich Templin Scholarship
CriteriaLWomen demonstrating financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Mason Family Science
Criteria: Min GPA 3.0, female minority with financial need pursuing degree in sciences.

May Department Stores Minority Scholarship
Criteria: Preference to African-American students with financial need and strong academic performance. Internship may be required.

Monxmode Foundation Parent/Child Scholarship
Criteria: Missouri resident, African-American single parent with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Must have completed between 60 and 90 credit hours and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Must be full-time and enrolled in a degree program. The recipient will have at least one child between the ages of six weeks to five years. As a requirement of this scholarship, the recipient must agree to enroll the child in the UM-ST. Louis University Child Development Center. This expense will be paid as a part of the scholarship Award.

Peter W. & Helen M. Goode Fund
Criteria: Minimum GPA 3.0, rank in top 10% of HS class or top 15% on ACT/SAT for MO students; possess leadership abilities, minorities and women, MO resident.

Professional Women of Southwestern Bell Foundation, Inc.
Criteria: Min GPA 3.0, undergraduate, St. Louis metro residents, top 20% of class or ACT/SAT, financial need.

Ray and Lucia Kramer Collins Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: Preference to junior or senior single parents returning to formal higher education and undergoing significant lifestyle or career change and demonstrating financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Must be full-time student and be supporter of one or more dependents.

Theodore McNeal Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: Minority student desiring a career in public service, a graduate of an accredited St. Louis area high school, who maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

Towards Independence
Criteria: Minimum GPA 2.0, female in transition, financial need.

UM-St. Louis African-American Alumni Chapter Scholarship
Criteria: Preference to African-American junior or senior attending at least part-time (6 or more hours). The recipient shall have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

UM-St. Louis Women Fund
Criteria: Cumulative GPA 2.5, completed 12 hours, undergraduate, female in transition, financial need.

Women's Connection Network Scholarship
Criteria: Female in transition, 25 years or older working towards a certification or degree after a significant lifestyle or career change. May be a full or part-time student with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and demonstrating financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

NOTE: a female in transition refers to a female undergoing significant lifestyle or career change; or a female needing to enter or return to the workplace.

Award Recipients, 2010

Scholarship Recipients, 2011

Writing Award Recipients, 2011

Contact Information

For the GS Writing Award, Women as Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship, and the McAffrey Family Scholarship, please contact GS: call Sally Ebest 314.516.6383 or email GS.

For all other scholarships please contact the UMSL office of Financial Aid:
call 314.516.5526 or for more scholarship information and online applications, please visit UMSL Financial Aid online.

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