Trailblazer . . Feminist . . Champion of human rights. These are the words that best describe Elaine Gordon.
The Elaine Gordon Scholarship program was established in 2000 to honor the life and work of Elaine Gordon, a former state legislator who, for 22 years, championed equal rights for women.
To be considered for this award, a student must submit:\
1. A resume
2. A typed, two-page essay addressing how the student has and intends to pursue the goals expressed in Elaine Gordon's work and achievements (click on expanded biography for more information), as well as how financial assistance will help achieve these goals
3. Financial need statement (financial need will be one consideration in awarding the scholarship.)
4. One letter of recommendation from a present or former professor
5. An unofficial transcript reflecting all course work completed
6. Application Cover sheet
•Be fully admitted in the College of Arts and Sciences as a Women’s and Gender Studies Major or Certificate earner.
•Have completed or be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours of Women’s and Gender Studies courses.
•Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at the time of application.
•Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
•Financial need will be one consideration in awarding the scholarship.
•Undergraduates with one to two semesters of study remaining are eligible. In addition, graduating seniors who meet the above criteria and have proof of admission to a graduate degree program at FIU for Fall 2012 also are eligible for the award.
Application deadline: March 10, 2014