EDUCATIONAL AWARDS - AWIS



SPONSOR: Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

PURPOSE: AWIS is dedicated to the achievement of equity and full

participation of women in all areas of science and technology.

 

DEADLINE: January 15, 2000

  

SUMMARY: There are awards for graduate and undergraduates.

GRADUATE AWARDS: About 5-10 AWIS graduate fellowships are awarded each

year, including four memorial awards: (1) Amy Lutz Rechel Award - for

an outstanding graduate student in the field of plant biology; (2)

Luise Meyer-Schutzmeister Award designated for a graduate student in

physics; (3) Ruth Satter Memorial Award open to women students who

interrupted their education for 3 years or more to raise a family, and

(4) the Diane H. Russell Award given to a graduate student in the

fields of biochemistry or pharmacology. In addition, Citations of Merit

may be given. 



WHO CAN APPLY? 

Female students enrolled in a behavioral, life, physical, or social

sciences or engineering program leading to a Ph.D. degree (see

application instructions for a complete list of eligible fields).

Awardees have traditionally been at the dissertation level. U.S.

citizens may use the money for study in the U.S. or abroad. Non-U.S.

citizens must be enrolled in a U.S. institution of higher education.

Restrictions are subject to change. 



EVALUATION 

Reviewers consider prior academic achievement, the importance of the

research question answered, the quality of the research, and the

applicant's potential for future contributions to science or

engineering. 



HOW CAN THE MONEY BE USED? 

The award can be used for any aspect of education. This includes

tuition, books, housing, research, equipment, etc. 



BRIEF APPLICATION DESCRIPTION 

AWIS Educational Foundation forms must be used. Application includes:

a brief summary form, a 5 page discussion of dissertation research, two

recommendation letters, and transcripts of coursework at post-secondary

institutions. 



TO APPLY 

Application forms for the awards are available from AWIS at 

http://www.awis.org. Click the links below under 2000 Predoctoral

Application for copies of this year's forms. Deadline for receipt of

the application material is mid-January. See the Instructions for the

exact date, which is determined annually. 



2000 PREDOCTORAL APPLICATION 

Use the links below to print the application documents. Note that you

will need two copies of the Reference Form. Set the margins of your

browsers to 1.0 inches in order to print the form clearly. Please

print all forms. After you print each form, you will need to use your

back browser button to return to this page. 

Letter from Educational Foundation 

Instructions 

2000 Summary Form 

2000 Reference Form 



AWARDEES  

All awardees will be notified by mail in June. Awardees are announced

publicly in the summer issue of the AWIS Magazine.





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UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS 

AWIS offers high school seniors and college freshmen the opportunity to

apply for the Dr. Vicki L. Schectman Scholarship. The Schechtman

scholarship awards $1,000 to an undergraduate woman interested in

pursuing scientific studies. Preference is given to applicants who

wish to pursue a career in research. Click here to read about

Dr. Schectman at a site maintained by her family. 



WHO CAN APPLY? 

Any female student matriculating at a college or university in the

2000/2001 academic year, who meets the qualifications, is eligible to

apply. High school seniors and current college freshmen are eligible to

apply. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and hold

United States citizenship. Eligible fields of study in the life,

physical, behavioral, or engineering sciences, are listed in the

detailed instructions. Restrictions are subject to change. 



EVALUATION 

Evaluation of the applicants will consider not only academic

achievement, but also factors such as overcoming social or economic

barriers and involvement in community activities. 



HOW CAN THE MONEY BE USED? 

The award can be used for any aspect of education. This includes

tuition, books, housing, research, equipment, etc. 



BRIEF APPLICATION DESCRIPTION 

Awis Educational Foundation forms must be used. 

Application includes:  brief summary form, essay describing career

aspirations (no more than 750 words), two recommendation letters

regarding scientific ability and interest, and academic transcripts. 



TO APPLY 

Application forms for the awards are available from AWIS at 

http://www.awis.org. Click the links below under 2000 Undergraduate

Application for copies of this year's forms. Deadline for receipt of

the application is mid-January. See the Instructions for the exact

date, which is determined annually. 



2000 UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION 

Use the links below to print the application documents. Note that you

will need two copies of the Reference Form. Set the margins of your

browsers to 1.0 inches in order to print the form clearly. Please print

all documents. After you print each form, you will need to use your

browser back button to return to this page. 



Letter from Educational Foundation 

Instructions 

2000 Summary Form

2000 Reference Form 



AWARDEES 

All awardees will be notified by mail in June. Awards are announced

publicly in the summer issue of the AWIS Magazine. 





CONTACT:

Association for Women in Science Education Foundation

AWIS National Headquarters

1200 New York Ave., NW 

Suite 650 

Washington, DC 20005 



Phone: (202) 326-8940 or 1-800-886-AWIS 

E-mail: awis@awis.org



Website: http://www.awis.org/html/ed_foundation.html


KEYWORDS:

Keycode Keyword

A006000 Foundation Funding Opportunities

00000II Women

00000A1 Target Groups & Beneficiaries

1000000 Science & Technology & Mathematics & Computer Science

0502031 Science Education

101400A All Science, General & Other

1014000 Science, General & Other

0400000 Behavioral & Social Sciences

0505015 Undergraduate Education

0505025 Graduate Education

0000022 Fellowships

1002040 Plant Sciences

100200A All Biological Sciences

1002000 Biological Sciences

1013018 Physics

101300A All Physical Sciences

1013000 Physical Sciences

1003002 Biochemistry

0710100 Pharmacology

071000A All Disciplines & Fields, Health & Safety, Medical & Biomedical

0700000 Health & Safety, Medical & Biomedical Sciences

0710000 Disciplines & Fields, Health & Safety, Medical & Biomedical

0000040 Student Support & Dissertation Support

0502042 Engineering Education

0000034 Research


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