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Annual Undergraduate Awards (Spring)

The Cynthia Walker Peña Scholarship in Women's and Gender Studies 

This scholarship, co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, honors the memory of Cynthia Walker Peña, who worked in Dean Robert King’s office in the College of Liberal Arts from 1979-1981. The Cynthia Walker Peña Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies is awarded annually to an undergraduate student in good standing who has earned distinction in Women's and Gender Studies scholarship and service (with an emphasis on service). The scholarship will be presented at the CWGS annual spring awards reception and recipient is expected to attend.

Requirements:
Students interested in applying must complete an online application (link below) that includes:

  • A description of your academic development and growth as a scholar/activist. What WGS course did you find to be a transformative part of your educational experience and why?
  • A description of a service or community experience that has had the most impact on your growth as a scholar activist
  • Submission of a resume.

*The online application only provides 100 lines maximum. Double-spacing is not necessary.

Questions? Please contact the Center for Women's & Gender Studies office at 512-471-5765. 

Deadline: March 1, 2017
Link to Peña Scholarship Application:
https://utdirect.utexas.edu/scholarship/student/menu.WBX?s_scholarship_owner=LWGS&s_user_role=S

Lora Romero Memorial Award for Interdisciplinary Research in Race, Ethnicity and Gender (2018)
This scholarship, co-sponsored by the Department of English, is an annual award created in memory of former UT Austin colleague, Lora Romero. The award alternates between undergraduate and graduate student recipients. The 2016 award will be given to an undergraduate student. The award recognizes students who are investigating the intersections between race, ethnicity and gender. The award will be presented at the CWGS annual spring awards reception.

Eligibility
To be eligible, an applicant must be a full-time UT Austin undergraduate student in good standing.

Students interested in applying must complete an online application. The research paper*, including sources/references/bibliography page, should be submitted as a PDF file (the file name should be "[YourLastName]-[CurrentYear]Romero.pdf") Submit the paper via email (message subject must read: Romero PDF, [Your UT EID]). Email to the CWGS Academic Coordinator. Only original, single-author works will be considered. Papers should be typed and double-space, unless submitting a published article.

*Submit a scholarly research paper on a topic that contributes to increased understanding of the intersections between race, ethnicity and gender.  (Include footnotes, sources and/or bibliography). 

Deadline: Date TBD, 2018. Questions? Please contact the Center for Women's & Gender Studies office at 512-471-5765.
Link to Romero Award Application: 
https://utdirect.utexas.edu/scholarship/student/menu.WBX?s_scholarship_owner=LWGS&s_user_role=S


Other Scholarship Sources

Here are a few resources to browse every semester for scholarships:

The College of Liberal Arts Scholarship Page, Texas Exes, Global Assist, Liberal Arts Honors, Office of Student Financial Services, Texas Scholarships, Departmental Scholarships, more from the UT Financial Aid Office, Scholarship Search Engines, and the UT Provost Undergraduate Awards

Don't forget to apply to federal financial aid via the FAFSA to see if you are eligible for any need-based aid or grants.



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