Established in 1995 in memory of Cynthia Wynn Herman, MA ’90, by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wynn, joined by others, to benefit students pursuing a degree in English with an interest in women’s studies. Recipients may be a full-time of part-time and an in-state or out-of-state student. The scholarship may be renewable. Cynthia Wynn Herman, an alumna of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, was assistant director of the Writing Center and editor of the women’s studies program newsletter.
The purpose of this fund is to recognize a student who has demonstrated interest in the study of inequalities, especially gender, race, class and sexuality. More than one recipient may receive this award if funds are available. To qualify for this award, the recipient: will be pursuing a minor in women and gender studies or a masters certificate/concentration in women and gender studies, must be a full-time student, may be an undergraduate or graduate student, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, may be in-state or out-of-state, an international student, or a United States citizen, must demonstrate financial need.
Additionally, the student should also have a dedication to issues of social justice and the community. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated need for financial support and who face other barriers to a college education including, but not limited to: being a first generation college student, being an immigrant or the child of immigrants, being from the “global south” or other areas in which opportunities for higher education are limited, being from a low-income family, being a student who receives little support from home due to sexual or gender identity. This scholarship may be renewable by recipients if the funds are available. For more information about this fund, please contact Professor Angela Hattery.