Women's Studies has several excellent scholarship opportunities available. The scholarships are generally available in the Spring. We strongly encourage all who are eligible to apply - remember that you have nothing to lose by applying! All winners are recognized at our Scholarship Lecture in April, which features a keynote address on a subject of relevance to Women's Studies and the community.
The public is invited to attend this celebration, along with members of the SDSU community and family and friends of the scholarship winners.
Applications and information about the scholarships are available from the Women's Studies office in AL-346. Announcements are made in Women's Studies classes about the availability of these scholarships as well and applications are then distributed.
Andrea O'Donnell Memorial Scholarship
Given in the memory of a slain activist student at SDSU, this $1,000 scholarship was designed to aid in the education of SDSU students who demonstrate commitment to community activism and leadership in developing, promoting, or supporting activities which empower women, and who demonstrate commitment to academic achievement as well
Essay: Write a two-page essay describing yourself, your community activities, academic interests, and career goals. Document activities during the past year, at the campus, city, national, or international level, which focus on improving women's control over their lives. In addition, please supply two letters of recommendation attesting to your contributions.
Betty Nesvold Scholarship
Given in memory of one of the founders of the Department, this scholarship for $1,000 is awarded to a Women's Studies major or minor who plans to enroll for the following academic year on the basis of outstanding academic achievement. Spring application.
Essay: two-page essay describing yourself, your community activities, academic interests, and career goals.
Joanne Davis Women's Studies Scholarship
Essay: Write a two-page essay describing yourself, your community activities, academic interests, and career goals. Your essay should also address your parents' level of education
Available only through the Scholarship Office
Sue Russell Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship honors an SDSU Alum who gained her degree in later life while working. Recipients must be WS majors or minors with preference to those with a minor in Political Science, English or Business Administration. Applications with an April deadline are be available at the Scholarship Office Website The 200 word essay will describe current employment and the challenges of attending college while employed. $1,000 will be awarded, usually to one or two students.
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Last Update: 9/18/13