The Boston University Women’s Guild Scholarships
Deadline: March 18, 2011
The Guild was established in 1956 and as a long-standing women’s organization on campus is pleased to annually honor the talented female students in our midst.
The Boston University Women’s Guild scholarships provide both aid and encouragement to women 30 and over enrolled in University graduate programs. Guild scholarships, unlike many others, do not require U.S. citizenship or (recognizing that women often have other responsibilities) full-time enrollment. Awards consist of the endowed Katherine Connor McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship and others funded year-by-year by donations from Guild members. In the past, Guild scholarships have averaged about $1,000 per award.
Winners have ranged in age from 30 to 58 and have come from all BU schools offering graduate programs and from many countries. Extraordinary expenses that awards have helped pay include child care, support of parents and parents-in-law, and treatment of serious chronic conditions, as well as tuition, production costs for thesis films, and travel and other research needs.
The Boston University Women’s Guild invites all female BU graduate students 30 years of age and over to apply for a Boston University Women’s Guild scholarship.
Natalie Jacobson McCracken at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston University Women’s Guild
P.O. Box 15316
Boston, MA 02215-0006
Florence Engel Randall Fiction Awards
Deadline: April 9, 2011
The Boston University Women’s Guild invites all female writers, both undergraduate and graduate, to apply for the Florence Engel Randall Fiction Awards. The Guild was established in 1956 and as a long-standing women’s organization on campus is pleased to annually honor the talented female students in our midst.
The annual Florence Engel Randall Fiction Awards are administered by the Women’s Guild, thanks to an endowed fund established by the late Ruth Levine, a longtime Guild member; Stewart Randall, Mrs. Randall’s son; and others.
Florence Engel Randall (1917—1997) was the author of The Almost Year, a 1971 American Library Association Notable Book, and five other successful novels, as well as more than one hundred short stories published in both literary and popular periodicals. Her papers are at Boston University’s Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Ms. Randall was vitally interested in the careers of young writers, guiding many from the inception and writing of their work through sale and publication. This annual award honors her contributions to literature through her own work and her support of the work of others.
The undergraduate award winner is selected by a short story competition open to all undergraduate women at the University and judged by a published writer in the BU community. The graduate award is given to the outstanding woman in the Creative Writing Program, as selected by program faculty.