The Women of Color Scholars Award is being presented for the first time at the University of Pennsylvania. It will provide support to one Woman of Color in each of these stations of education: undergraduate, graduate and non-traditional evening school student. Each student will be given a $1,000 award to support their efforts in higher education through the purchase of books, professional conference travel or purchase of equipment.
The award is designed to encourage highly motivated and achieving students to continue their pursuits in finishing their undergraduate and/or professional degrees.
This award has been made possible by donations from Penn Administration, Faculty and Penn Women of Color. (See the Women of Color website for more information).
Since its inception in March 1988, Penn's Women of Color Day Celebration has included the conferral of awards upon deserving members of the Penn community who have made a difference in the lives of Women of Color. It is with great pride that on March 2, 2001, we will confer the first Women of Color Scholars Award and present its recipients to the Penn community. Penn Women of Color who are incoming Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students and Non-traditional evening school students are eligible to apply.
To view/print the application form, www.upenn.edu/ccp/WomenofColor.html. Copies of the application are also available from the African-American Resource Center, 3537 Locust Walk, 2nd floor; Greenfield Intercultural Center, 3708 Chestnut Street; Penn Women's Center, 3643 Locust Walk; and each school.
The application deadline for awards is January 22, 2001.
--Winnie Smart-Mapp, Chair,Women of Color Scholars Award Subcommittee
--Gloria Gay, Chair, Women of Color
--Donna Brown, Co-Chair, Women of Color
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 13, November 21, 2000