The Esther Ngan-ling Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Scholarship

Overview

We invite applications for the 2019 Esther Ngan-ling Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Scholarship, formerly known as the Women of Color Dissertation Scholarship.

All applications are due no later than April 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.

Submit applications through the SWS Member Portal.

Please email Andrea (Drea) S. Boyles and Sasha R. Drummond-Lewis at sister2sistersws@gmail.com  with questions. 

Scholarship Purpose

Sociologists for Women in Society, has worked hard to build a coalition of women scholars who share concerns about the status of women both domestically and internationally. In keeping with that mission, SWS established a Women of Color Scholarship at its annual meeting in February 2007. The primary purposes of the scholarship are:

  1.  To offer support to female scholars who are from underrepresented groups and are studying concerns that women of color face domestically and/or internationally.
  2. To increase the participation of students of color in SWS.

Selection Criteria

  • Student must identify as a woman from a racial/ethnic group facing racial discrimination in the United
    States.
  • Dissertation must be sociologically relevant scholarship that addresses the concerns of women of color, domestically and/or internationally.
  • Student must be in the early stages of writing a dissertation.
  • Student must be “All But Dissertation” (ABD) by the time the term of the award begins in August 2018. (Must be certified by the student’s advisor or Graduate Director)
  • Applicant must demonstrate a financial need for the award.
  • Domestic and international students are eligible to apply. (U.S. citizenship is not required to be eligible for this award).

Student Application Process

Complete application packets should be submitted via the SWS Membership Portal: sws.membeclicks.net where there is an Awards Submission Form. Please address any questions to the Sister to Sister Committee Co-Chairs, Andrea Boyles and Sasha R. Drummond-Lewis at sister2sistersws@gmail.com.

Each packet must include:

  • A two-page (double-spaced, 12 point font) personal statement that details short and long term career and research goals. The statement must also state which racial/ethnic group(s) the applicant represents.
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation addressing the content and quality of the student’s work and progress in the program. One of these letters must be from the Graduate Director or Dissertation Advisor who must address the financial need of the applicant, as well as certify the date on which the applicant became or will become ABD. Please have letter writers email the letters directly to sister2sistersws@gmail.com. Letter writers should include “Chow-Green Award” in the subject heading of their email.
  • Proposal (not to exceed 5 pages, double-spaced, 12 point font) for the dissertation research which outlines:
    • Purpose of research
    • Work to be accomplished through scholarship sponsorship
    • Time line for completing dissertation
  • All of these documents (with the exception of the letters of recommendation) must be combined into one PDF file and submitted via the Awards Submission form that can be accessed at: sws.memberclicks.net. You must be an SWS Member to submit. 

Responsibilities of Recipient

  • Attend the summer and winter meetings (2019-2020). Free registration and a $500 stipend will be available to the winner for this purpose.
  • Submit a brief report (3 pages max) on the work completed during the scholarship year, no later than 1 month after the end of the award period. This report should be emailed to the SWS Executive Officer at swseo.barretkatuna@outlook.com.

Funding

The winner will receive an $18,000 scholarship (for the academic year 2019-2020), a certificate, and SWS membership for one year. In addition the recipient will receive free registration for both the Summer (2019) and Winter Meetings (2020), along with an additional $500 grant to enable attendance at the Summer Meeting (2019) and Winter Meeting (2020) provided in the form of a reimbursement.

Winners

  • 2018 Marisa D. Salinas
  • 2017 Chaniqua D. Simpson
  • 2016 Karen Buenavista Hanna
  • 2015 Angie Mejia
  • 2014 Sandibel Borges
  • 2013 Jennifer James
  • 2012 Paula Ross
  • 2011 Chandra Waring
  • 2010 Veronica Montes
  • 2009 Corinne Castro
  • 2008 Renne M. Byrd
  • 2007 Maria Olivia Salcido