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Women’s Studies has several excellent scholarship opportunities available each Spring. Please look over the requirements for each scholarship below and apply to those for which you are qualified. These are all for continuing undergraduate students and please remember that you have nothing to lose by applying. Note that the Andrea O’Donnell Scholarship requires letters of recommendation and some scholarships ask for additional essay content. Be sure that your name is on all supplemental materials submitted. 

Please complete the form and return it with transcripts and the required essay to Arts and Letters 346 or to tbrock@mail.sdsu.edu by Wed. March 23 at 4pm

 

New Scholarship!

The Jenny Wyer Memorial Scholarship for Women's Studies

Through the generosity of donors, we now have a scholarship to support Women’s Studies Major, Minor or Graduate students, minimum GPA of 3.0, who will study abroad during the semester for which they apply: Summer or Fall of 2016 or Spring of 2017.

You must Apply Online by May 13, 2016 at 3pm

The Jenny Wyer Memorial Scholarship has been established in support of global citizenship through study abroad opportunities and to honor Jenny's spirit of giving. Jenny was an engaging student of life. She understood and taught others the importance of women's rights, education for all and to give back to those who need it. This scholarship gives students the opportunity to carry on her memory. The required essay of no more than 500 words describes what your study abroad program will be and how it will enhance your education and advance your long-term goals.

This scholarship is only available through the SDSU Scholarship office.

 

Andrea O'Donnell Memorial Scholarship

Given in the memory of an activist student at SDSU, these $1,000 scholarships were designed to aid in the education of SDSU undergraduate 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.  Applicants are not required to be full-time students.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Six units of credit in Women’s Studies classes (includes current enrollment)
  • Minimum 2.7 G.P.A.
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to your contributions.
  • A two-page essay describing yourself, your community activities, academic interests, and career goals. And you should also document activities during the past year, at the campus, city, national, or international level, which focus on improving women’s control over their lives.  

 

Betty Nesvold Scholarship

Given in memory of one of the founders of the Department, this $1000 scholarship is for undergraduate Women’s Studies majors or minors who plan to enroll for the following academic year on the basis of outstanding academic achievement. Applicants are not required to be full-time students.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Women’s Studies Major or Minor
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA.
  • A two-page essay describing yourself, your community activities, academic interests, and career goals.

 


Joanne Davis Women's Studies Scholarship

In memory of Joanne Davis, this $1,000 scholarship is given in support of a student whose parents did not attend a four-year college or university.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Continuing SDSU student whose parents did not attend a four-year college or university.  
  • Preference will be given to students who have completed at least six units in Women's Studies and are currently enrolled in a Women's Studies class.
  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • A two-page essay describing yourself, your community activities, academic interests, career goals, and your parents’ level of education.

 

Also available only through the Scholarship Office:  The Sue Russell Scholarship

These $1,000 scholarships honor 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 are available at the Financial Aid and Scholarships web site. Search under Women’s Studies Majors, Undergraduates. The 200 word essay will describe current employment and the challenges of attending college while employed. A minimum of $1,000 will be awarded. 

Due date for the Sue Russell Scholarship only: April 1, 2016


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