The Dr. Dorothy Jones Women's Studies Award is given each semester to one or more students enrolled in Women's Studies classes. The criteria for receiving the award include interest in or commitment to women's issues and women's studies, academic merit, and financial need. Students must submit the Application Form (pdf - 193 kb), which includes a 500-word essay discussing why they think they are qualified for this award, emphasizing what their interest is in Women’s Studies both presently and in the future. Applications and essays are read and discussed in confidence by members of the Women’s Studies Advisory Committee, and the winner(s) are selected and informed by the end of each semester.
Spring 2012 Recipients
Cecile is a senior Psychology major with a minor in Women’s Studies. Cecile is dedicated to both Women’s Studies, as indicated by her highly regarded research on sexting and differences in male/female communication, and women’s issues, as demonstrated by her work on domestic violence and women’s health issues. She has been active in Skin Deep, a theatrical group that highlights gender issues for teenagers, as well as in programs sponsored by her sorority to help empower women. Cecile plans on studying clinical psychology in graduate school.
Erin is a senior Political Science major with a minor in Sociology. Among the political issues Erin is most interested in is the struggle for equal rights for women. She is currently studying and doing research on women's struggles for equality in Mozambique. She plans to go to law school and focus her studies on comparative law and women's rights. She is especially focused on applying her training in law to further research on women in Africa. She believes that the law can be a vehicle for her to advance the study of women's rights and also hlep to put those rights into law and practice.
Laura is a senior majoring in Sociology (with a Criminology concentration) and minors in Women’s Studies and Anthropology. She has been interested in women’s studies and women’s issues since high school and has been in the Women’s Studies program at Winthrop since her freshman year. Laura has not decided on her career or graduate school goals yet, but she has proven herself to be a first-rate student and researcher on Women’s Studies topics in her minor and other courses. She has presented her work at undergraduate research conferences including the 2011 Conference on Undergraduate Research. Laura plans to continue to be an activist and advocate for women’s issues in whatever career field she enters.
View a list of past winners (pdf - 176 kb).