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Women's and Gender Studies Program



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Women's and Gender Studies Program



Women's and Gender Studies Program


Merit Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies

 

WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES MERIT SCHOLARSHIP


Each fall the Women’s and Gender Studies Program awards one scholarship in the amount of $500 to a WGST minor.  This scholarship can be used for tuition and books in the following spring semester.  The student who is awarded the scholarship must enroll in at least one WGST course in the spring semester of the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded. The Women's and Gender Studies Scholarship Committee will consider the following criteria when reviewing applications: applicant's academic record, involvement in women's issues, and financial need.

Eligibility:

  1. Are declared Women's and Gender Studies minors.
  2. Are at least in their second semester as a sophomore.
  3. Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

Award:

$500 towards UNC Charlotte tuition and books in the following Spring semester

Criteria for Awarding Fellowship:

The Women's and Gender Studies Scholarship Committee will consider the following:

  • Applicant's academic record
  • Involvement in women's issues
  • Financial need

Application Deadline:

October 16, 2015 (Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by November 16, 2015).

Instructions:

A completed application consists of:

  1. Personal essay of 300-500 words describing your interest and involvement in women's and gender studies or feminist and/or LGBTQ issues
  2. Two letters of reference
    1.  At least one must be from a UNC Charlotte faculty member. Letters from peers or family members will not be accepted.
    2. These letters should evaluate your academic achievement, interest & involvement in women's issues, and other strengths.
  3. Contact information for the people who are writing your letters of reference
    1. Names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers

All application materials must be completed within the new University Scholarship System http://scholarships.uncc.edu/ by 11:59 pm on October 16, 2015. The system will time stamp your application. It is at the sole discretion of the WGST Scholarship Committee if late or incomplete applications are accepted. 

Submit application materials to:

Beginning in 2015-2016, all scholarship applications must be submitted through the new University Scholarship System which can be accessed by clicking here: http://scholarships.uncc.edu/

For more information, contact Dr. Ramsey at 704-687-5154 or sramse17@uncc.edu. For technical questions regarding the new University Scholarship System contact the University Scholarship Office at 704-687-5871 or Scholarship@uncc.edu.