Elaine Gordon Scholarship

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Trailblazer, Feminist, Champion of human rights. These are the words that best describe Elaine Gordon.

The scholarship was established in 2000 to honor the life and work of Elaine Gordon, a former state legislator who, for 22 years, championed equal rights for women.

To be considered for this award, students must:

  • Be fully admitted in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education as a women’s and gender studies major or certificate earner.
  • Have completed or be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours of women’s and gender studies courses.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at the time of application.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Financial need will be one consideration in awarding the scholarship.
  • Undergraduates with at least two semesters of study (not including summer) remaining are eligible.

Students must submit:

  • A typed, two-page essay addressing how the student has and intends to pursue the goals expressed in Elaine Gordon’s work and achievements, as well as how financial assistance will help achieve these goals.
  • One letter of recommendation from an FIU faculty or staff member.
  • An unofficial transcript reflecting all coursework completed.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Please note the deadline for submission is July 30.