The Women and Gender Studies “Excellence in Inclusion Award” recognizes outstanding student projects (research or creative works) that explore issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion at CU Boulder or in the U.S. more generally. This award is designed to help foster an inclusive and welcoming campus climate at CU Boulder for students of all backgrounds, including first-generation students, minority students, women, LGBTQ, and other historically underrepresented groups in the field of education. Winning submissions will be shared on the departmental website and otherwise disseminated to the community.

Award Eligibility: Eligible papers or creative works must have been authored/created by a CU Boulder student within the year prior to the submission deadline. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at CU Boulder for the duration of the spring semester when the award is given, or have graduated from a degree program at CU Boulder in the previous fall semester. Students may only submit one paper/project for consideration per awards cycle.

Criteria and Selection of Awardee: Entries will be evaluated based on quality of work and relevance to the topics of diversity and inclusion, keeping in mind the following award purpose:

This award is designed to help foster an inclusive and welcoming campus climate at CU Boulder for students of all backgrounds, including first generation students, minority students, women, LGBTQ, and other historically underrepresented groups in the field of education.

Submissions may take the form of written, visual, video or performance work, among other formats. Written work should be restricted to 10 pages in length; video and performance work to 10 minutes at most. Original art or irreplaceable materials should not be submitted. Both academic and creative projects are welcome. A committee of WGST faculty, staff, and students will review submissions and select the recipient(s). Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the awards committee. A prize may not be awarded if the judges do not deem any entries to be of exceptional merit.

Download the award description and cover sheet here.

Award Description:
The award certificate will be accompanied by a cash award, in the amount of $500. Normally, two awards will be presented annually in the spring semester. Any individual student may only receive this award one time.

Submission deadline is April 25, 2017.
Download the award description and cover sheet here.

Entries should be submitted to
wgst@colorado.edu
or physically to:
Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage
246 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309