Women Studies 2009-10 Winners
Devin Majkut and Shawna Held
Shawna Held is a student of Fairhaven College with a concentration in “Breaking the Silence: Cultural Perspectives on Women’s Bodies and Voice.” She is recommended by History Professor Kathleen Kennedy who describes her as “exceptionally strong academically but also seeks to apply what she learns in the classroom to empower and especially girls.” Shawna has been a Resident Adviser at WWU for many years and has volunteered with Girls on the Run, a confidence building program for elementary school girls that empowers them through running. Shawna is currently a co-coordinator of the Women’s Center at WWU.
Devin Majkut is a student of Fairhaven College with a concentration in ‘Social Artistry: Studies in Cultural Identity & Expressive Arts.” She is recommended by Fairhaven Professor Raquel Montoya-Lewis who applauds her as having demonstrated a consistent and passionate commitment to women’s issues and an interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender studies that extends to every area of her life. Devan has been involved in the production of The Naked Truth on Stereotypes and The Vagina Monologues . Devan is currently a co-coordinator of the Women’s Center at WWU.
The Women Studies Program
Scholarship applicants must be Women Studies Minors, Majors or Concentrations who demonstrate a passion for, and an advanced knowledge of Women Studies and are in excellent academic standing. Students should be full-time (at least 12 credits) undergraduates.
Interested persons must submit an application packet for consideration. Application packets consist of:
- Official WWU transcripts, sealed and mailed directly to the Women Studies office.
- One letter of recommendation from WWU and/or Fairhaven Women Studies faculty member, mailed directly to the Women Studies Office. Applicants should have their advisor's/recommender's address their specific engagement in Women Studies.
- A personal statement addressing the applicant's background, interest and goals with regard to the academic program of Women Studies and any community service or activism in the Women Studies arena.
- A completed scholarship application. Applications can be picked up in the Women Studies Office, Miller Hall 177, or e-mail or call us and we will send one to you.
The scholarship recipient will be selected by the Women Studies Scholarship committee; scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria: academic excellence, directed focus in Women Studies as evidenced by the number of courses taken, ISPs, and progress toward minor, major or concentrations, writing sample (essay) demonstrating competence in Women Studies theory and practices, strong letters of recommendation, evidence of commitment to Women Studies and feminism, and Women Studies service activism.
Scholarship Application: 2010-2011
Details of the 2010-2011 Scholarship are available from the Women Studies Office and wil be posted on this website.