EMMA GOLDMAN SCHOLARSHIP IN GEOGRAPHY
About the Scholarship
"The Emma Goldman Scholarship in Geography recognizes students whose achievements embody the ethics, values, and accomplishments of the famous Lithuanian-born feminist activist and intellectual Emma Goldman. Goldman, a close associate of the Russian geographer Pyotr Kropotkin, has inspired generations of women, feminists, and geographers throughout the world with her numerous scholarly and activist works. This scholarship honors her and her legacy by supporting and promoting gender equity, critical thinking, and academic achievement among students in the Department of Geography and at UMD."
- To be eligible as an Emma Goldman Scholar, UMD students will:
- Be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing
- Have Geography as a declared major
- Have a demonstrated commitment to values, ethics, politics and scholarship that matches those of Emma Goldman
- Demonstrated support for women, women’s issues, and feminist academic and intellectual principles.
The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) College of Liberal Arts will use this scholarship to promote a diverse student body. In accordance with the donor's wishes, a plus factor is to be given to female students majoring in Geography. If a qualified woman cannot be identified, others majoring in Geography who have demonstrated support for women, women's issues, and feminist academic and intellectual principles are to be considered.
Scholarships will be $500 per academic year. This scholarship may be renewable.
Nominations may come from faculty, staff, students, or individuals unaffiliated with the University. Self-nominations are allowed. Nominations are due no later than November 1, each year with a complete package of evidence of the candidate’s academic standing.
Evidence of Academic Standing
The nominees must submit one copy of the complete package of the following documents:
- unofficial transcript,
- three letters of support,
- samples of coursework, which can be a term paper or any other written reviews or commentaries submitted in previous classes
- a personal statement no less that 500 words