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Awards and Nominations

Celebration of Women Awards

Each year the Women's Commission in conjunction with the Women's Center, Women and Gender Studies, and Positive Black Women recognizes men and women from the Grand Valley State University community who have made an impact on the lives of women. 

See the table below for a full list of celebrated awards. Please consider nominating students, faculty, and staff for one of the awards. Please note: nomination deadlines and criteria do vary for each scholarship and award.

Award

Presented By

Criteria

Due Date

Additional Information

Emerging Professional Award

Women's Commission

-Contributes to an environment that supports the rights of women

-Seeks to create opportunities for interaction among women

2017 deadline TBD

Award Description & Nomination Form

Maxine Swanson Award

Women's Commission

- Contributes to an environment that supports the rights of all women at GV

- Creates opportunities for interaction among all women on campus

2017 deadline TBD

Award Description & Nomination Form

Unsung Hero Award

Women's Commission

- Contribution to the mission, vision, and values at GV

- Positively impacts GV and/or the surrounding community from behind the scenes

- Improves lives of others through generous acts of kindness

2017 deadline TBD

Award Description & Nomination Form

Women's Community Impact Award

Women's Commission

- Contribution to the advancement of women at GV and/or the community

- Empowers and/or inspires other women as a mentor, role model, or friend

- Commitment to community service

2017 deadline TBD

Award Description & Nomination Form

Barbara Jordan Award

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

- Lasting and profound contributions in the areas of women’s learning, scholarship, and leadership 

2017 deadline TBD

Apply or submit a nomination here

Jean Enright Scholarship Award

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

- Any current student minoring or majoring in Women and Gender Studies

- Participates in community and/or campus service that is centered on women and/or girls

2017 deadline TBD

Apply or submit a nomination here

Positive Black Women Scholarship

Positive Black Women

-Any current GV student that has made a significant service-related contribution to African-American women or girls and/or a demonstrated commitment to African American Women’s issues 

2017 deadline TBD

Apply or submit a nomination here

Outstanding Student Award

Women's Center

Any current GV junior or senior who demonstrates a commitment to gender justice

2017 deadline TBD

Apply or submit a nomination here