For selected sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate women students and their faculty/staff mentors
Proposal Deadline: Sunday, October 30, 2016
Dorothy Goodwin, educator, politician, world traveler, and family member, inspired women and girls to live beyond limitations - to exercise their full potential. She recognized, and modeled, that reaching one’s potential requires challenging opportunities, committed mentors, and financial support. It is in honor of her influence and with gratitude for the generosity of her and her friends that The Women’s Advancement Initiative offers the Dorothy Goodwin Scholars. The summer program and the academic-year program will follow the same application calendar.
Dorothy Goodwin Scholars will be creative self-starters who meet the following criteria:
Examples of possible projects: A student musician might explore the works of a little-known composer, crafting a performance bringing the life and works of the composer into greater public knowledge. A student scientist might pair with a faculty mentor in carrying out a particular set of experiments as an independent project or as one aspect of a greater research agenda; the results compiled into a poster session for a professional conference or a paper co-authored and submitted to an academic journal. A student sociologist might select a discrete social issue, designing an intervention that might be implemented, measured and evaluated.
Selected student applicants will receive a total award package of $2,500 - $ 5,000 payable in two installments. 75% of award will be payable at start of scholarship period and 25% of award will be made upon completion and presentation of the project. This includes submission of updates for Women’s Advancement’s social media and e-newsletters once a month, thank you letters to donors who make this program possible, and a completed final report.
Specific uses of the award will be reviewed with individual recipients, and may include scholarship dollars, project materials, travel, etc. In addition, Faculty mentors will also receive $500 toward professional development in recognition of their project oversight.
Student applicants will submit the following:
Faculty mentors will submit the following:
Proposals will be judged by a committee representing the Board of The Women’s Advancement
Initiative; University of Hartford faculty; Hartford College for Women Alumnae, faculty and staff; and/or community leaders. Projects will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Applicants will receive a response from the committee by December 15, 2016.
Student participants will be expected to participate in periodic workshops and advising sessions with staff and volunteers of The Women’s Advancement Initiative that will enhance their experience. Additionally, students will be expected to take an online Meyers-Briggs Index and to have a one on one meeting with a volunteer career/life counselor to learn how to use this assessment. These workshops and sessions will take place between February 2017 and May 2017.
All Dorothy Goodwin Scholars will publicly present their projects at the Dorothy Goodwin Symposium (Spring 2017). If students choose to also present at the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Colloquium (in April of every year) the support of The Women’s Advancement Initiative in underwriting their project should be included in Power Point or other presentations and publicly acknowledged at presentations.
Students are required to monthly updates including a short project update (one or two paragraphs) and photos of project’s development to appear in Women’s Advancement’s social media and various publications. Participants and faculty mentors will submit a final report on their research by September 25 along with a thank you letter to the donors who make this scholarship possible. Students will receive the second part of their financial stipend after they present their project at the Dorothy Goodwin Symposium in spring of 2017, submit their final report and write their thank you letter.