2018 Call for Award Nominations and Scholarship Applications

Ruth Schillinger Award Nominations

The 2018 Ruth Schillinger Award will be presented at the annual reception for Women's History Month. The Ethnic and Gender Studies Program is now accepting nominations for the award.

Ruth Schillinger was a beloved faculty member at Emporia State University in the mid-twentieth century.  She was also ESU's last Dean of Women. Dr. Schillinger died in 1997 and is commemorated through this annual award.  Past recipients have included Dr. Betsy Yanik, Dr. Ellen Hansen, former Dean Marie Miller, Dr. Gaelynn Wolf Bordonaro, and Professor Amy Sage Webb. The complete list of past recipients is available on the Ethnic and Gender Studies website. 

The Ruth Schillinger Award is presented to a member of the faculty who has been nominated by a colleague, student, or other interested individual. The text on the plaque reads: "The Ruth Schillinger Faculty Award for Outstanding Service to the Women of Emporia State University is presented to (Prof X) in recognition of her/his many contributions to the lives of Emporia women."  The recipient should be involved in service to the women of Emporia State University in capacities such as teaching, mentoring, advising and/or publishing. The award recipient will be selected by a committee of faculty from across the campus.

Nominating materials should include the letter of nomination, the nominee's current vita, and additional letters of support. Please submit all materials to the Office of Ethnic and Gender Studies, located in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, 433 South Morse Hall, Campus Box 4076.  Nominations must be submitted by 5PM on Wednesday, March 7.  Hard copy or electronic nominations are both acceptable. If electronic, send materials by email to ethgen@emporia.edu with Schillinger Nomination in the subject line.

Dr. Mary F. Headrick Award Nominations 

The Ethnic and Gender Studies Program is now accepting nominations for the Dr. Mary Headrick award.  Dr. Headrick was known for her tireless efforts to ESU and in the Emporia community to help women reach their full potential.  This award is designed for those who go the extra mile, making a long-term commitment to promoting the growth of women and girls in our schools and community, in such capacities as mentoring, service, or acting as a role model.  Recipients of the award may be members of the ESU community, such as faculty or staff, or members of the larger Emporia community.

Nomination forms are available in the Ethnic and Gender Studies office, located within the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, 433 South Morse Hall, or by contacting Dr. Heidi Hamilton, hhamilto@emporia.edu, 341-5703.

Nominations are due by 5PM on Wednesday, March 7.

Susan B. Anthony Scholarship Applications

The Ethnic and Gender Studies Program is accepting applications for the Susan B. Anthony Scholarship.  This scholarship is normally in the $1,000- $1,200 range and will be awarded to the student who best satisfies the following requirements: 

  1. Demonstrates/has demonstrated the greatest or most beneficial contribution to the growth and education of women on the Emporia State University campus.
  2.  Demonstrates excellence in scholarship (i.e., grade point average and academic honors).
  3.  Shows financial need.

Application forms can be picked up in the Ethnic and Gender Studies Office, located in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, 433 South Morse Hall.  The deadline for submission is 5 pm on Wednesday, March 7th.  Submit completed forms to the Ethnic and Gender Studies Office, 433 S. Morse. We encourage any current ESU student who feels they qualify to submit an application.


If you have questions, please contact Heidi Hamilton, hhamilto@emporia.edu, 341-5703.