Thank you for your interest in the Center for the Study of Women's upcoming Feminism and the Senses event, featuring Sara Ahmed.

Event Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Event Time: 3:00 PM
Event Location: Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA

https://csw.ucla.edu/event/feminism-senses-sara-ahmed/

Please fill out the registration form below in order to assist us in planning this event.


THIS IS A FRAGRANCE-FREE EVENT.

To ensure accessibility, we ask for your help in keeping this event FRAGRANCE-FREE. Some members of our community can become very ill when exposed to synthetic fragrances. When attending, please avoid wearing products that contain perfumes, scents, or fragrances. For more information, visit our Events Accessibility Page: https://csw.ucla.edu/event-accessibility.

If you require accommodations in order for this event to be accessible to you (e.g., sign language interpretation, large print materials, etc.), please let us know on your registration form, or contact CSW at csw@csw.ucla.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.

Thank you for your interest in the Center for the Study of Women's upcoming panel on "Edible Feminisms: Gender, Waste, and Metabolism"

Event Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Event Time: 4:00 PM
Event Location: Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, UCLA

https://csw.ucla.edu/ed-fem-panel

Please fill out the registration form below in order to assist us in planning this event.


THIS IS A FRAGRANCE-FREE EVENT.

To ensure accessibility, we ask for your help in keeping this event FRAGRANCE-FREE. Some members of our community can become very ill when exposed to synthetic fragrances. When attending, please avoid wearing products that contain perfumes, scents, or fragrances. For more information, visit our Events Accessibility Page: https://csw.ucla.edu/event-accessibility.

If you require accommodations in order for this event to be accessible to you (e.g., sign language interpretation, large print materials, etc.), please let us know on your registration form, or contact CSW at csw@csw.ucla.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) is accepting applications for undergraduate students to enroll in 99 or 196/199 research units under CSW Director Rachel Lee during the Winter 2018 quarter. Depending on performance, students may be eligible to continue in Spring 2018. Students will participate in a project that contributes to CSW's Chemical Entanglements and Share the Air research initiatives.

Students can sign up for 1-2 units per quarter under the following departments: English, Gender Studies, Asian American Studies, and Institute for Society and Genetics (students from any discipline may apply, however). Students must be in good academic standing and registered during each quarter you plan to be enrolled in research units. Students will be required to meet weekly as a group as part of the course. 

Students will receive mentorship and guidance from CSW Staff, Graduate Student Researchers, and Faculty, and will be selected based on experience.

RESEARCH PROJECT

Undergraduate researchers will help compile detailed historical timelines using primary and secondary sources on a number of topics. Students will spend the majority of the quarter compiling resources to complete a robust timeline and will also conduct 1-2 interviews to complete a 1,000 word blog post for the CSW website on a selected topic. The goal of the timeline is to create a detailed historical view of the history of a specific genre of personal care and cleaning products, while the interview/blog post will serve as a narrative means of recounting this story. Students are expected to meet weekly with a CSW advisor, and will compile an annotated bibliography. Strong independent research skills are a requirement. Students can choose to research the history of one of the following:

  • Particular laundry detergents
  • Air fresheners in cars
  • Cleaning products (like bleach, Fabuloso, etc.)
  • Synthetic food-like scents in personal care products


Registered UCLA Graduate Students from all departments are invited to apply to participate in a 1-time, 2-hour graduate seminar with Sara Ahmed.

SEMINAR DATE: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
SEMINAR TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location will be provided to accepted applicants

Participants will be required to read Chapters 4, 5, and 6 of Sara Ahmed's Living and Feminist LIfe. Copies will be made available to participants in advance of the seminar. Participants are also expected to attend Dr. Ahmed's public talk, "Complaint as Diversity Work," at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, February 13, in the Ackerman Grand Ballroom.

Further details on the talk are available at http://csw.ucla.edu/ahmed

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Please complete the form below and submit the following documents:

- Current CV
- A brief statement (250 words MAXIMUM) describing your research and/or activist interests and how you see this seminar contributing to them.

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018

We will only consider COMPLETE applications submitted by the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.




About Sara Ahmed

Sara Ahmed is an independent feminist scholar and writer. She has held academic appointments at Lancaster University and Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work is concerned with how power is experienced and challenged in everyday life and institutional cultures. She has recently completed a book What’s the Use? On the Uses of Use and has begun a new research project on complaint. Her previous publications include Living a Feminist Life (2017), Willful Subjects (2014), On Being Included (2012), The Promise of Happiness (2010), Queer Phenomenology (2006), The Cultural Politics of Emotion (2014, 2004), Strange Encounters (2000) and Differences that Matter (1998). She also blogs at www.feministkilljoys.com.

In 2016, Ahmed resigned in protest from her post as Professor of Race and Cultural Studies at Goldmiths in response to the institution’s failure to deal with students’ sexual harassment and assault complaints against staff and faculty members. She continues to work to make the problem of sexual harassment at universities more visible through her involvement with organizations like The 1752 Group.

About the talk

Ahmed will speak about her new research project on “Complaint.”

The lecture explores how complaint can be understood as a form of diversity work: the work you do to transform an institution, or the work you do when you do not quite inhabit the norm of an institution. If doing diversity work is heard as complaint, making a complaint often requires becoming a diversity worker. This is not to say that those who make complaints always think of themselves as diversity workers in the sense of trying to transform the institution in which the complaint is lodged. But in order to proceed with a complaint you often have to become a diversity worker because making a complaint within an institution brings you up against it. The lecture explores how we learn about the institutional (as usual) from those who are trying to transform institutions. The lecture will discuss how complaint is a sensational intervention into institutional life.

Ends on April 16, 2018

Funded through donations from friends and supporters of the Center for the Study of Women, travel grants assist graduate and undergraduate UCLA students with travel expenses related to academic or professional conference presentations and field research on women, gender, and sexuality.

CSW cannot reimburse travel to states on the law AB 1887 prohibited list. Law AB 1887 prohibits state-funded travel to a state that has passed a law that (1) authorizes discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or (2) voids or repeals existing state or local protections against such discrimination. For more information and the current list of states, visit Notice of New Law AB 1887 and FAQs regarding AB 1887 Requirements. If your travel is to a state on the list, we cannot consider your application.

Amount: $400 maximum (award amount varies)

Deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018

Criteria:
  • Travel for the spring grant must occur on or between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018
  • Awardees will be selected on the basis of merit
  • Awardees must be registered UCLA students and preferably a woman. Awardees must also be registered during the quarter when travel occurs and when the reimbursement is processed. For summer, students must be enrolled in the preceding spring quarter and subsequent fall or winter quarters.
  • Travel must be for research or a conference pertaining to women, gender, and sexuality.
  • For conference travel, awardee must provide evidence that the paper was delivered at a conference
  • CSW reimburses the awardee only after receiving original (hard copy) receipts for eligible travel expenses
  • Awardees will be honored at the CSW Awards Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. Attendance is highly encouraged.
Special Note
  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu.
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.
To Apply:

The application requires the documents listed below:

  1. Proposal describing project or conference paper (maximum 2 single-spaced pages)
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts
  4. One Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the research for which you are applying

Letter of Recommendation
The letter of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the reference's email address in the form and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to csw@csw.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including the letter of recommendation, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, April 16, 2018.

This award recognizes an outstanding research report, master’s thesis, dissertation or published article related to women and health or women in health-related endeavors. It is named for Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D., the first woman to graduate from medical school, and made possible by the generosity of Dr. Barbara “Penny” Kanner.

Amount: One $1000 award

Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be currently registered in a graduate program at UCLA
  • The research report, master’s thesis, dissertation, or published article must have been written while the applicant was enrolled in a UCLA graduate program
  • Multi-authored articles will be considered, if the applicant can demonstrate a significant contribution to the research
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. Attendance is highly encouraged.
Special Note
  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu.
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.
To Apply:

The application requires the documents listed below:

  1. Research report or an abstract/summary of a master’s thesis, dissertation, or published article (maximum 6 single-spaced pages)
  2. - For published or accepted work, the committee will accept the published abstract and excerpts from the material to total no more than the allotted length of six pages in lieu of a written summary.
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts
  5. Two Letters of Recommendation from faculty members of any university

Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the recommender's email address in the form and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to csw@csw.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendations, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, April 2, 2018.

This award recognizes an outstanding research report, thesis, or published article related to women and health or women in health-related endeavors. Named for Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D., the first woman to graduate from medical school, it is made possible by the generosity of Dr. Barbara “Penny” Kanner.

Amount: One $1000 award

Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be currently registered in an undergraduate program at UCLA
  • The research report, thesis, or published article must have been written while the applicant was enrolled in a UCLA undergraduate program
  • Multi-authored articles will be considered if the applicant can demonstrate a significant contribution to the research
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. Attendance is highly encouraged.
Special Note
  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu.
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.
To Apply:

The application requires the documents listed below:

  1. Research report or an abstract/summary of a thesis or published article (maximum 6 single-spaced pages)
    - For published or accepted work, the committee will accept the published abstract and excerpts from the material to total no more than the allotted length of six pages in lieu of a written summary.
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts (For transfer students, community college transcripts are welcomed if applicant feels it will strengthen application.)
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation from faculty members of any university

Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the recommender's email address in the form and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to csw@csw.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendations, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, April 2, 2018.

This award will help fund a promising law or graduate student’s research focusing on women and the law with preference given to research on women in the criminal/legal justice system. It is made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Jean Stone to honor her daughter, Paula Stone.

Amount: One $3000 fellowship

Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be registered in a J.D., LL.M., S.J.D., or Ph.D. program at UCLA
  • Applicant must be pursuing independent research, the results of which are suitable for publication as an academic article or book
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. Attendance is highly encouraged.
Special Note
  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu.
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.
To Apply:

The application requires the documents listed below. 
  1. Research Project Abstract or Proposal (maximum 5 single-spaced pages)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation from faculty members of any university

Letters of Recommendation
Letters of Recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the recommender's email address in the form and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to csw@csw.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendations, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, April 2, 2018.
Made possible through the generosity of Dr. Barbara "Penny" Kanner, the Penny Kanner Dissertation Research Fellowship funds an exceptional dissertation research project that pertains to women or gender that uses historical materials and methods.

Amount:
 One $3000 fellowship

Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018

Criteria:
  • The object of study may derive from the social sciences, literature, or the arts
  • Applicant must be registered in a doctoral program at UCLA
  • Dissertation prospectus must pertain to women and/or gender
  • Research must use historical materials
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. Attendance is highly encouraged.
Special Note
  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu.
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.
To Apply:

The application requires the documents listed below. 
  1. Dissertation Abstract or Proposal (maximum 5 single-spaced pages)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation from faculty members of any university

Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the recommender's email address in the form and an email will be sent once the application is submitted via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to csw@csw.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendations, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, April 2, 2018.

The Center for the Study of Women offers grants to all UCLA ladder faculty for research development, new project development that may lead to external funding opportunities through CSW, and project completion that could be considered for CSW publications (policy briefs, research reports).

Preference will be given to junior faculty and projects that link to CSW’s current research projects (e.g., Feminism and the Senses, Food Water Shelter, Chemical Entanglements). For more information regarding CSW’s current research projects, visit here.

Amount

Ranges from $1500-$3000

Deadline: Monday, May 7, 2018

Criteria

  • Applicants must be UCLA tenure-track faculty and can apply for support for research projects on gender, sexuality, and/or women's issues.
  • Faculty are not eligible to receive a Faculty Research Grant (formerly known as Faculty Development Grant) within three years of their receipt of an earlier one
  • Recipients must agree to the following
    • Submit a final report describing the project outcomes
    • Acknowledge CSW in all public informational materials and publications resulting from the grant
    • Collaborate with CSW’s Publications Unit to prepare an article or blog post for a CSW publication
    • Provide a service to CSW from the following options: 1) Serve on an awards committee; 2) Moderate a panel at the Thinking Gender Conference; or 3) Present research findings in a public forum sponsored by CSW (if needed)

To Apply

The application requires the following documents:

  1. Research Proposal (maximum 3 single-spaced description that includes the title and an explanation of the proposed research)
  2. Bibliography
  3. Itemized Budget (1 page describing how funds will be used)
  4. Supporting Documents (quotes/invoices) of Budget Items (e.g., if airfare, provide copy of airfare prices if ticket is not yet purchased)
  5. Curriculum Vitae

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, May 7, 2018.

DESCRIPTION OF AWARD

The Center for the Study of Women and Institute for American Cultures established the joint Research Excellence Award for Associate Professors in January 2017. We are proud to once again accept applications for this award for the second year. This Award consists of a monograph manuscript (or equivalent) workshop organized by CSW-IAC to promote continuing excellence in scholarship by UCLA professors at the associate level addressing questions important to the fields of critical race and postcolonial studies and/or gender, sexuality, and ethnic studies.

NOMINATION PROCESS

Candidates for the award must be nominated by a fellow faculty member (does not have to be from UCLA) committed to co-organizing the workshop alongside the CSW-IAC selection committee and staff. 

STRUCTURE OF WORKSHOPS
Each workshop will feature a distinguished outside reader from the awardee’s field who will prepare detailed written reports in preparation for the workshop discussion. Also invited will be a select group of local colleagues and intellectual interlocutors who will also have had an opportunity to read the manuscript or portions thereof. These workshops will offer awardees an extended and detailed discussion of his or her manuscript and a pragmatic plan of action for revisions.  

DEADLINE
Monday, March 12, 2018

TO APPLY
The application requires the following materials:  

  1. Two-page (single-spaced) abstract of the book manuscript, including a progress report on state of completion by the time of the workshop

  2. Curriculum Vitae, with past service to or collaboration with IAC and/or CSW highlighted

  3. Letter of Nomination, noting three potential outside readers of the manuscript

Application may be submitted by nominator or nominee.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Kristina Magpayo Nyden, Management Services Officer, at kristina@women.ucla.edu.

Made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Jean Stone, this fellowship funds an exceptional graduate student dissertation research project focusing on women and gender.

Amount: One $3000 fellowship

Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be engaged in research on women and/or gender
  • Applicant must be registered in a doctoral program at UCLA
  • Applicant must be advanced to candidacy by award application deadline
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. Attendance is highly encouraged.
Special Note
  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu.
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.
To Apply:

The application requires the documents listed below. 
  1. Dissertation Abstract or Proposal (maximum 5 single-spaced pages)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation from faculty members of any university

Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the recommender's email address in the form and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to csw@csw.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendations, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, April 2, 2018.

Funded by Dr. Pat Zukow and CSW supporters, the Center for the Study of Women awards a set of grants that are available only to CSW Research Affiliates. Honoring the memory of a writer who documented the silences imposed on women by family and work responsibilities and financial need, the Tillie Olsen Grants provide funding to support exceptional research and projects by CSW Research Affiliates.

Amount: Up to three $750 grants per year

Deadline: Monday, May 7, 2018

Criteria:
  • Only CSW Research Affiliates may apply
  • Grants may be used to support participation in scholarly conferences, travel to research sites, purchase of specialized research materials, or procurement of technical services
  • Expenses must be incurred from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018
  • Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the quality of the project and/or financial need
  • Research Affiliates may apply in successive or multiple years.
  • Recipients are required to 1) write a blog post about their research activities for the CSW website and 2) acknowledge CSW in all publications resulting from this project
To Apply:

The application requires the documents listed below. 
  1. Research Project Abstract (maximum 2 single-spaced pages)
  2. Itemized Budget (1 page describing how funds will be used)
  3. Supporting Documents (quotes/invoices) of Budget Items (e.g., if airfare, provide copy of airfare prices if ticket is not yet purchased)
  4. Curriculum Vitae
Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, May 7, 2018.

This fellowship honors the life and helps continue the work of Constance Coiner, Ph.D. 1987, who died, along with her daughter Ana Duarte-Coiner, on TWA Flight 800, June 1996. Click here for more information about Constance and Ana.

Amount: One $1500 fellowship

Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be registered in a doctoral program at UCLA.
  • Applicant must be advanced to candidacy by the award application date
  • Applicant’s research must focus on feminist and working-class issues
  • Applicant must reflect a genuine interest in both teaching and research that center on working-class studies and feminist issues
  • Applicant must demonstrate excellence in teaching and a commitment to teaching as activism
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. Attendance is expected.
Special Note
  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu.
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.
To Apply:
The application requires the following documents:
  1. Personal Essay (5 single-spaced pages maximum):
    a. Discuss how you make sense intellectually of the ways in which society defines and responds to gender, and/or socioeconomic class, and/or racial and ethnic background.  

    b. Drawing on your life and academic activities, discuss how your beliefs and values about gender, class, and race influence your community work, academic study/research, and approach to teaching philosophy. Include details pertaining to your activities, such as the following:

    • Course work, internships, field studies and employment
    • Teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and educational service programs
    • Extracurricular activities and service programs, including offices held and leadership roles
    • Participation in programs that promote (1) academic opportunities for students from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and (2) community activities for feminist and/or social change

  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation: One letter from a faculty member of any university focused on scholarship and academic achievement and another  letter from a faculty member focused on your teaching experience.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the recommender's email address in the form and an email will be sent via Submittable (once the application is submitted) to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendations, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, April 2, 2018.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to csw@csw.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

This fellowship honors and helps to continue the work of Constance Coiner, Ph.D., who died along with her daughter, Ana Duarte-Coiner, on TWA Flight 800, June 1996. Click here for information about Constance and Ana.

Amount: Two $750 awards

Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018

Criteria:
  • The prize will be offered to low income undergraduate students who demonstrate an early interest in working-class and feminist issues, as well activist practice for social change
  • Applicant must be an upper-division student enrolled at UCLA
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. Attendance is expected.
Special Note
  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu.
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.
To Apply:

The application requires the documents listed below:

  1. Personal Essay (maximum 1500 words)
    a. Discuss how you make sense intellectually of the ways in which society defines and responds to gender, socioeconomic class, and racial and ethnic background. 

    b. Drawing on your life and academic activities, discuss what you believe and value about gender, class, or race and how you act on those beliefs and values through your work and study. Include details pertaining to your activities, such as the following:
    • Course work, internships, field studies and employment
    • Campus- or community-based activities/service programs
    • Tutoring experiences
    • Leadership roles
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcript (For transfer students, community college transcripts are welcomed if applicant feels it will strengthen application.)
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation: One letter from a faculty member of any university and another letter from a faculty or non-faculty recommender who is knowledgeable about your community work.

Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the recommender's email address in the form, and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendations, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, April 2, 2018.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to csw@csw.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.
Ends on April 2, 2018

This scholarship, made possible through the generous donation of Dr. Myrna Hant, rewards the rebirth of academic aspirations among women whose college careers were interrupted or delayed by family and/or career obligations and encourages achievement in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree at UCLA.

Amount: Two $1000 scholarships

Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be a registered UCLA undergraduate woman who started or returned to college after a number of years
  • Applicant may also have transferred from a community college to UCLA with junior status
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. Attendance is highly encouraged.
Special Note
  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu.
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.
To Apply:

The application requires the documents listed below:
  1. Personal Essay (maximum 3 single-spaced pages): Describe (1) your path to a college degree; (2) what you have accomplished academically, personally, and in the community; and (3) what earning a degree from UCLA means to you. 
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts (Community college transcripts are welcomed if applicant feels it will strengthen the application.)
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation: One letter from a faculty member of any university and another letter from a faculty or non-faculty member who is knowledgeable about your community service

Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the reference's email address in the form and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the references with instructions on uploading.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to csw@csw.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendations, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, April 2, 2018.