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Virginia's Purse Award

The Virginia's Purse Award will be presented again this year

Deadline for submission of Virginia’s Purse Award application to WGSS: 4:30 pm, Friday, April 14th, 2017.

Award of $150.00, awarded to one or more Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies major, or Human Sexuality major.. Virginia Purse

Application Criteria: Student currently enrolled as a WGSS major, or Human Sexuality major, at KU.

Application Procedure: Nominations may be self-nominations or nominations from the faculty.

The applicant must submit the following materials:

  1. A cover letter that includes name, address, phone, e-mail and evening phone.
  2. Proof of Jr. or Sr. standing and major in WGSS or a major in Human Sexuality. (Arts form will do)
  3. A short essay (1-2 pages typed, double-spaced) that discusses your activism, scholarship, and/or leadership in women's issues.
  4. A letter of recommendation.

Submit to: Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Dept., Virginia’s Purse Award, 318 Blake Hall, Attn.: Jan Emerson, 1541 Lilac Lane, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 OR submit electronically to jemerson@ku.edu.

Sponsored by the Friends of KU Women's Studies Program

‘If only [women] had left their money, like their fathers and their grandfathers before them, to found fellowships and lectureships and prizes and scholarships appropriated to the use of their own sex, we might have...looked forward...to a pleasant and honourable lifetime spent in the shelter of one of the liberally endowed professions. We might have been sitting contemplative on the steps of the Parthenon, or going at ten to an office and coming home...to write a little poetry...’

- from: A Room Of One's Own by Virginia Woolf


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