The Martha Schulman Lapovsky Scholarship Award
for Excellence in Women and Gender Studies
ABOUT MARTHA SCHULMAN
Martha Schulman Lapovsky graduated from Hunter College in 1926 with a degree in Mathematics. Before marrying she taught mathematics in the New York City public schools and was among a very few female math teachers at the time. She also loved music and was an excellent amateur pianist. Throughout her life she believed strongly in education for women.
HOW ARE PROJECTS EVALUATED?
Projects are evaluated from a feminist perspective, for both their originality and their contribution to Women and Gender Studies Scholarship in terms of the medium and field chosen. Undergraduate Women and Gender Studies Majors are eligible for our awards for scholarship.
Entries that were previously submitted cannot be resubmitted. Please note that all rights to your work remain yours.
APPLYING FOR THE MARTHA SCHULMAN LAPOVSKY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
The Martha Schulman Lapovsky Scholarship Award for Excellence in Women and Gender Studies goes to (1) Undergraduate Women and Gender Studies Major of the January or June Graduating Class at Hunter. The student must have demonstrated exceptional ability in Women and Gender Studies.
Students who wish to apply for the prize must submit:
- 1 completed cover sheet. The cover sheet contains information about yourself and the work being submitted to the Women and Gender Studies Award Committee.
- 1 copy of an official transcript.
- 1 page statement explaining how you have demonstrated exceptional ability in Women and Gender Studies.
- A substantial piece of work such as:
- A critical essay
- A musical composition
- A dance performance
- A portfolio of paintings or poems
Please DO NOT put your name or any other identifying information about yourself on ANY copies of your work. Your information must ONLY appear on the cover sheet.
Martha Schulman Lapovsky Scholarship Award
Hunter College, Women and Gender Studies Program
695 Park Avenue, HW1717
New York, NY 10065
Previous Martha Schulman Lapovsky Scholarship Award Winners
"Redefining Street Harassment: Shifting the Discourse on Public Harassment for Inclusivity, Intersectionality, and Contextualization"
"Iran: A Model for Fmaily Planning and Advancing Women's Rights"
"Animals in the Cage: The UFC and Hypermasculine Performance"
"Secrets of Childbirth: Doulas, Medical Intervention and Women's Strength"
Emile Wasserman (Honorable Mention)
"Clinical and Social Debates and Their Relationships to Medical Protocols on Intersex"
"Effects of Standardization on Cultural Indentity and Community Involvement: Transgender Clients at the Vrije Universiteit Gender Clinic"
Kimberley David (Honorable Mention)
"Sexy Smart Virginal Strong Subservient Pinary Grrl: Contradictions of a Filipina-American Life"
Sayume Romero (Honorable Mention)
"Women Without Wombs"
Justyna Jochym (Honarable Mention)
"The Ethic of Care, Pedagogy and Sexual Assault"
"Queering the N Word: Questioning Nature"
"Paris is Burning: Investigatin Drag"