Awards and Scholarships

The Women's Forum recognizes and celebrates the achievements of students, faculty and
staff from across the system through award and scholarship programs. All awards and
scholarships are open to any person regardless of sex, race, color, religion, age, national
origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.  The award is open
to both men and women. Application materials must be received by June 30th for

The USM Women's Forum Student Scholarship is open to all students attending a USM
institution. In order to be eligible for the award, you must have earned a total of 48
undergraduate OR 9 graduate credits, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be a U.S. citizen or
permanent resident, and have demonstrated financial need.

The USM Women's Forum Professional Staff Development Award provides funding to
eligible staff members currently employed at USM institutions for a minimum of one (1)
years cumulative service (with verification of employment supported by the applicant's
USM institution's Human Resources Department). The USMWF wishes to encourage and
enable staff to pursue training and/or professional development activities to enhance current
job skills and/or seek career advancement opportunities. Funding can be used for non-credit
courses and conferences.

The USM Women's Forum Faculty Research Award is designed to provide a funding opportunity
for faculty who are pursuing research on women's experiences: social, scientific, economic,
political, and health conditions that impact women. All faculty who hold an academic
appointment at any of the USM institutions may apply with preference given to junior
faculty members at the rank of assistant professor, research associate, or instructor. In addition,
faculty must be within five years of their appointment. Only one proposal per investigator will
be considered.

Awards Notification and Acceptance
Scholarship and Award recipients will be notified in writing no later than July 31st and will be
invited to accept their award at the Annual Conference generally held in the Fall