Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity Breast Cancer Scholarship

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, starting next week, the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity has developed a fund for anyone who has been affected by this awful disease. Take a look below and apply by September 30th.

Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity

Denim and Pink Fund, sponsored by Breast Cancer Awareness Week.
Dear Student,
We are pleased and excited this year to present an award given to a deserving student in the KU community who has been affected by breast cancer. Each year, we sponsor an event entitled Denim and Pink day where faculty, staff, and students can pay a contribution to wear jeans to work on Thursday of Breast Cancer Awareness Week to promote the events, and also collect money for a great cause. This year that cause could be you! We are seeking applicants who have come into financial difficulty because of breast cancer. You may personally be a survivor, or a fighter, or have someone in your family that is, and need help. We are excited to offer this contribution in the form of a gift card to our bookstore to help with the cost of textbooks or other school items. Attached you will find the application where we ask for some basic information about you, and then a short essay that allows you to describe your personal situation and why you believe you’re deserving of the scholarship.

Please remember this is a need-based award that will be given to a student based on the form of four criteria. Those are as follows:
·          Ability to show significant financial need
·         Exhausted other avenues for financial help
·         Demonstrates academic and career goals
·         Overall story relating to Breast Cancer

Students will be narrowed down to top two candidates that must be able to interview for the award on either Thursday, October 5th, or Friday October 6th. After the student has been selected, they will receive the gift card to the bookstore. (Amount of scholarship is based on success of this year’s Denim and Pink Day.) In addition, students will also be given a gift certificate to Salon Hawk in the Kansas Union for shampoos to help regrow hair, a wig, and a makeover to either the recipient or a loved one of the recipient who’s been affected by breast cancer.

Applications MUST be submitted no later than September 30, 2012

To Jennifer Streeter, via email at

We are excited to read your applications and to potentially meet you in person.

Stay Strong,
Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity

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