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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 24th, 2020.

Award of $100.00, awarded to a Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies major or Human Sexuality major, to be presented at WGSS annual banquet.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 sheet that includes name, address, phone, e-mail and evening phone.
  2. Proof of junior or senior standing and major in WGSS or a major in Human Sexuality. (KU Advising Report)
  3. A short essay (1-2 pages typed, double-spaced) that discusses your activism, scholarship, and/or leadership in women's and gender issues.
  4. A letter of recommendation.

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