Awards and Fiction Prizes
In the first 60 years of the Boston University Women’s Guild, awards and fiction prizes have had a tremendous impact on the lives of over 200 graduate women and undergraduate writers.
BUWG Awards were established to provide both aid and encouragement to women aged 30 and over who are enrolled in University graduate programs. Guild awards, 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 by donations from Guild members.
Winners have ranged in age from 30 to 58 and have come from all BU schools offering graduate programs and from many countries around the globe. 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 Florence Engel Randall Fiction Prizes are given to: 1) an outstanding woman graduate student selected by the Creative Writing Program faculty and 2) to an undergraduate student selected by a short story competition.
We invite you to learn about our most recent BUWG Award Winners.