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Undergraduate Financial Assistance

Laura Sylvia Myers was born in 1962 and died tragically in a car accident in 1984.  Each year, the Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies presents an award to an undergraduate woman in Laura’s memory.  The award, which carries a $1,000 prize, is presented at the Center's Graduation Ceremony in the Spring of each year.  The deadline for applications is mid-April of the year you wish to be considered. 

The award recognizes a female student who has demonstrated:

  • scholarship in the Women’s Studies Program and
  • leadership in Women’s Studies and
  • a proven commitment to feminist ideals

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The award is given to a graduating undergraduate woman
  • You must have completed the requirements for graduation and the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Certificate from FAU

 Application Materials to be submitted:

  • A transcript along with a list of courses in which you are currently enrolled
  • A two-page essay that describes your qualifications for the award
  • At least two letters of recommendation from instructors in courses taken for the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Certificate


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