Undergraduate Scholarship

Call for Applications for 2018-19 Scholarship

The Gender Institute and the Experiential Learning Network invite UB undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research related to women and gender to apply for a merit scholarship.

Deadline for applications: midnight on Monday, November 6, 2017

Guidelines
Applications must include:
1. Application cover sheet, available here
2. Statement of academic interests, accomplishments, and career goals (no more than 500 words)
3. Description of the specific research project for which you are seeking support (500 words)
4. Complete transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts accepted)
5. Writing sample (5 pages, double-spaced)
6. Resume or c.v.
7. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member.

Applications should be sent to the Scholarship Review Committee at ub-irewg@buffalo.edu.

Please use the subject line: "Scholarship Application." 

The winner will be expected to submit her or his project for the Celebration of Academic Excellence in April 2018.  S/he is urged to apply for CURCA funding as well. 

2017 Awardees

Gender Institute - The Experiental Learning Network (ELN) Undergraduate Scholarship 2017-18

Congratulations to our scholarship winners, Isabel Hall, from Electrical Engineering and Rachel Charette from History.

Isabel is working on a research project with her adviser, Professor James Jensen, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, to develop natural materials for menstrual health maintenance (MHM) in the developing world. In addition to doing lab work on the absorptive properties of natural materials, Isabel formed a coalition that includes the Girls Educational Cooperative (a group centered on a girl’s school in rural Tanzania), the UB Knit and Crochet Club (to assist with sewing sawdust into sanitary pads), and faculty from UB Gynecology. She has also founded Inspiring Future Engineers (IFE), a summer program in STEM for girls and boys that demonstrates STEM principles.

Rachel will be conducting research to complete her senior history honors thesis, an examination of female college student activism during World War Two. She will consider race alongside gender in her work, conducting research on campus through the UB Archives as well as off-campus at places such as the Howard University Archives.

Past Awardees

Sarah Stanford

Gender Institute - The Academies Undergraduate Scholarship 2016-17
Second Scholarship winner in three years to move onto a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship!

Congratulations to our scholarship winner, Sarah Stanford, who after completing research on her project, Educational Experiences of Young, Bhutanese-Nepali Women, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia! ​Working with Dr. Wooksoo Kim in UB's School of Social Work and Dr. Arabella Lyon in the Department of English, Sarah studied factors that affect educational resilience, health and wellness in Buffalo's Bhutanese-Nepali community.  Sarah effused, "These past 10 months have truly been a journey of discovery for me, and I am . . . where I am now because I gave my time, energy and passion to exploring the vast amount of information available in the UB Libraries and in the field.  I am where I am now because of the generous funding from the Gender Institute and Undergraduate Academies and the tremendous support of my advisers Dr. Kim and Dr. Lyon.  I am where I am now because of the education I received at the SUNY University at Buffalo as a whole."

 

Gender Institute - The Academies Undergraduate Scholarship 2016-17
Second Scholarship winner in three years to move onto a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship!

Congratulations to our scholarship winner, Sarah Stanford, who after completing research on her project, Educational Experiences of Young, Bhutanese-Nepali Women, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia! ​Working with Dr. Wooksoo Kim in UB's School of Social Work and Dr. Arabella Lyon in the Department of English, Sarah studied factors that affect educational resilience, health and wellness in Buffalo's Bhutanese-Nepali community.  Sarah effused, "These past 10 months have truly been a journey of discovery for me, and I am . . . where I am now because I gave my time, energy and passion to exploring the vast amount of information available in the UB Libraries and in the field.  I am where I am now because of the generous funding from the Gender Institute and Undergraduate Academies and the tremendous support of my advisers Dr. Kim and Dr. Lyon.  I am where I am now because of the education I received at the SUNY University at Buffalo as a whole."

 

Gender Institute - The Academies Undergraduate Scholarship 2016-17
Second Scholarship winner in three years to move onto a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship!

Congratulations to our scholarship winner, Sarah Stanford, who after completing research on her project, Educational Experiences of Young, Bhutanese-Nepali Women, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia! ​Working with Dr. Wooksoo Kim in UB's School of Social Work and Dr. Arabella Lyon in the Department of English, Sarah studied factors that affect educational resilience, health and wellness in Buffalo's Bhutanese-Nepali community.  Sarah effused, "These past 10 months have truly been a journey of discovery for me, and I am . . . where I am now because I gave my time, energy and passion to exploring the vast amount of information available in the UB Libraries and in the field.  I am where I am now because of the generous funding from the Gender Institute and Undergraduate Academies and the tremendous support of my advisers Dr. Kim and Dr. Lyon.  I am where I am now because of the education I received at the SUNY University at Buffalo as a whole."

 

2015-2016
Cathleen Alarcón, Romance Languages and Literatures

2014-2015
Samah Asfour, Political Science and Global Gender Studies

2013-2014
Kerri Pickard-DePriest, Environmental Studies and English
Sharlene Green, Political Science and African American Studies

"Since the 2014-15 academic year, two of the scholarship awardees, Samah Asfour and Sarah Stanford, have won prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) and a third, Cathleen Alarcón, received permission from Mexican playwright Bárbara Colio to translate Colio’s 2014 play “Casi Transilvania” from Spanish into English."