Women and Gender Studies Community Engagement Scholarship
The Community Engagement Scholarship is awarded to part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Women and Gender Studies to support a 10 hour/week department-sponsored internship with a non-profit organization whose work is supported by The Julian Grace Foundation. There are multiple scholarships available.
For undergraduate students, the scholarship award is $3690.00 for a 6 credit-hour internship.
For graduate students, the scholarship award is $2740.00 for a 4 credit-hour internship.
Students must be in good standing (i.e., not on academic probation) and enrolled as part-time or full-time in the Spring or Summer Sessions Quarters 2017-18. The student need not be enrolled in the credit-bearing class associated with department internships, but must adhere to the requirements of the department in regards to this process.
Prior to submitting an application, the student should speak to the faculty contact for this scholarship in their department (listed below), to ensure they fully understand their obligations under the internship.
Scholarship Disbursement Schedule and Financial Guidelines
All funds will be disbursed through the financial aid system as a tuition scholarship at the beginning of the term. (If the student receives external scholarship funding, for which there are parameters in accepting other awards, please check with student accounts and the faculty in charge of this program prior to accepting the award.)
The schedule of scholarship disbursement will vary, according to the following circumstances:
- Students opting to receive the scholarship in the Spring Quarter may complete their internships in either Spring or Summer Session 2017-18, as approved by their department.
- Students opting to receive the scholarship in the Summer Session must be engaged in the internship and enrolled in credit-bearing classes during the summer.
- Students planning to graduate in June 2018 are only eligible to receive the scholarship in Spring Quarter 2017-18.
If the student fails to complete the internship in a satisfactory manner as outlined by the department, the award will be rescinded and the student will owe the university that amount. For this reason, students must be certain they understand the requirements of the internship prior to accepting the scholarship.
The faculty contact for this scholarship is Beth Catlett (773.325.4758 or email@example.com). You may also contact Associate Dean Margaret Storey (firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.325.7482) with any questions or concerns.