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Women's History Month Scholarship

The $1,000 Women's History Month Scholarship is awarded to a UNF student for outstanding work on campus or the local community that enhances gender equality. The award is funded by the Office of the Vice President of Student and International Affairs. The application deadline for the 2019 Women's History Month Scholarship is available below; the deadline to submit the application is 5 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2019.

 

The eligibility requirements include: current enrollment for at least nine hours for undergraduates or six hours for graduate students; enrolled for two consecutive terms at UNF; a minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate; and work promoting and/or providing opportunities that create fairness in the way women and men are treated. Applicants are required to submit a signed application, two letters of recommendation, a one-page statement describing work enhancing gender equity and a resume.

 

The award is presented in March at the Women's History Month Luncheon.

 

 

Download the 2019 Women's History Month Scholarship Application

 

Susan B. Anthony Award

Every spring the University of North Florida Women's Center presents the Susan B. Anthony Award to one individual in the campus community who actively promotes women's growth at UNF, provides a positive role model for women on campus, works to improve the position of women at UNF through advocacy and education, and exhibits qualities of leadership on campus. Students, faculty and staff of UNF are eligible for the award. The recipient is announced at the annual Women's History Month Luncheon, hosted by the Women's Center in March.   

Susan B. Anthony Award Nominations

UNF students, faculty and staff are eligible for the award, which is given each year to one member of the University community who has made significant contributions to the women of UNF.

 

Award nominees should be individuals who actively promote women's growth at UNF, provide a positive role model for the women of UNF, work to improve the position of women on campus through advocacy and education, and exhibit qualities of leadership on campus. Nominees whose contributions may otherwise go unrecognized are particularly welcome; self-nominations are acceptable. Current UNF Women's Center paid staff are not eligible for the award.

 

Eligible nominees will be asked to submit additional supporting materials. For more information, contact the Women's Center at (904) 620-2528. The deadline to submit the 2019 Susan B. Anthony Award nomination is 5 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2019.

 

The recipient of the award is announced at the annual Women's History Month Luncheon, hosted by the Women's Center in March.

 

 

Download the 2019 Susan B. Anthony Award Nomination Form

Susan B. Anthony Award Winners

Dr. Alexandra Schonning, a University of North Florida professor of mechanical engineering, received the 2018 Susan B. Anthony award which was presented by Dr. Christos Lampropoulos, a University of North Florida associate professor of chemistry, who was the 2017 recipient.

 

Dr. Schonning is a mechanical engineering professor in the School of Engineering at the University of North Florida. She also serves as the Mechanical Engineering Coordinator and Director of the Center for Advancement of Women in Engineering (CAWE), which she also established.

 

She received her Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida.

 

To help retain female engineering students, Dr. Schonning is building a coaching system involving peer-to-peer mentoring, professional engineers mentoring students and a course addressing some of the issues related to gender imbalance and professional development.

 

Dr. Schonning joins a prestigious group of past Susan B. Anthony Award recipients:

 

Award Winners

Year

Award Recipient

2017

Dr. Christos Lampropoulos

2016

Dr. Cheryl Frolich

2015

Shannon Italia

2014

Dr. Jennifer Wesely

2013

Kathryn Bouziane

2012

Idania (Ida) Rojas Gropper

2011

Dr. Tes Tuason

2010

Dr. Dale Clifford

2009

Dr. Kristine Webb

2008

Dr. Annabel Brooks

2007

Lindsey Morrison

2006

Dr. Elizabeth Furdell

2005

Dr. Joyce Jones

2004

Dr. Elinor Scheirer

2003

Dr. Berrin Beasley

2002

Dr. Sharon Wilburn

2001

Dr. Terry DiNuzzo

2000

Dr. Pamela Chally

1999

Donna Marie Vigilante

1998

Dr. Betty Meers

1997

Dr. Carolyn Williams

1996

Dr. Bette Soldwedel

1995

Dr. Christine Rasche

1994

Dr. Susan Wallace