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Shannon L. Hamm Memorial Gender & Women Studies Scholarship

Every year the Gender and Women's Studies Department awards the Shannon L. Hamm Memorial Gender & Women's Studies scholarship to one or two outstanding GWS Juniors. The award is established by Dr. Amir Hussein in memory of his wife Shannon L. Hamm who believed strongly in furthering and supporting a feminist education. This year, the application deadline will be April 25, 2019.

Application Requirements

The applicant must be:

  1. A Gender and Women’s Studies Major
  2. A senior or, preferably, a junior during the current academic year
  3. Minimum 3.0 GPA
  4. Content and Length of Essay: Students submit a 500-700 word essay, to the GWS Department Office on how majoring in Gender and Women's Studies has impacted your worldview and your life.

The scholarship amount changes annually. Download the application form (.docx)