New Award Announcement: Care award

New Award Announcement: Care award

Care Award Flyer

Posted on 03/02/2022

The WGSS program recognizes how care-work, in all of its seen and unseen, valued and devalued forms, is a common feature of our students’ daily lives.  Whether it manifests as volunteering as an after-school tutor, registering marginalized voters, engaging in social justice organizing, or caring for loved ones, caring is important and often unpaid. The WGSS program, in the interest of social justice and mutual aid, will present a monetary award to selected applicant/s (either a current WGSS major or minor) each academic year. As a gesture, we hope it conveys our feminist understanding that the concept of “working student” is more complicated and involved than the institution itself often understands and rewards. 

For award consideration:

  1. Please submit a one-page, double-spaced statement addressing how you or someone you know (faculty can nominate a student) engages in care-work and how you see its connection to the critical conversations taking place in WGSS classrooms. Nominations (either by self or faculty) should be emailed to Professor Sarah Jane Cervenak at: and should be received by April 1.

Awardees will be notified May 1 and will be honored at the spring graduation.