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Multicultural and Gender Studies

Awards

Student Award Winners

Outstanding Graduating Student Award

Logo for the Outstanding Graduating Student Award

The Multicultural and Gender Studies department offers three $100 Outstanding Student Awards, one for each major.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Outstanding Graduating Student Award, you will need to meet the following criteria (in no particular order):

  • Senior/Graduate Standing,
  • 2.0 Minimum GPA,
  • Continuing/transfer Enrollment Status,
  • Involvement with the MCGS department,
  • Involvement with social justice in the community,
  • Leadership,
  • Personal contributions in class, and
  • Participation in co-curricular activities. 

How to apply: If you feel you meet all the criteria and want to be considered for this award, reach out to a faculty member and ask for a nomination. 

Deadline: February 28th, 2020

Richard Merritt Duncan Advocacy Award

Logo for the Richard Merritt Duncan Advocacy Award

The Richard Merritt Duncan Advocacy Award is funded by a CSU, Chico alum and is awarded to empower queer students to effect social change. The award amount is $1,500.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this award, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a MCGS queer-identified student,
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA,
  • Be an advocate for the queer community both on and off campus,
  • Be working to effect social change and social justice. 

 Access the Richard Meritt Duncan Award Application Online!(opens in new window)

Deadline: February 28th, 2020

Louis Goldblatt Award for Social Change

Logo for the Louis Goldblatt Award for Social Change

The Louis Goldblatt Award for Social Change is a $1,500 award given to a LGBTQIA advocate.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this award, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a MCGS major or minor
  • Be an advocate for the LGBTQIA community both off and on campus,
  • Be working to effect social change and social justice, and
  • No GPA minimum is required, although the student must be in good academic standing. 

 Access the Louis Goldblatt Award Application Online!(opens in new window)

Deadline: February 28th, 2020

Change the World Award

Change the World Award - aiding wildcar alumni as they leave Chico State and head right to the activism and advocacy work they're all about

The goal of the Change the World Award is to recognize Multicultural & Gender Studies graduates who have made substantial contributions to social justice efforts while at Chico State and aid them in their transition into their chosen social justice profession. We know that changing the world is hard work, and these diversity and inclusion leaders will have demonstrated their dedication and willingness to sacrifice for important causes. However, recent graduates face additional stressors and expenditures as they relocate, shift wardrobes, and enter the job market. We would like to lighten that load a little, so that recipients of this award can get right to the activism and advocacy work they are all about—and that our world needs so urgently.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this award, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a valid Gmail address (this includes student emails ending with @mail.csuchico.edu),
  • Must be a Multicultural and Gender Studies major, and
  • Must be graduating between May of 2020, or December of 2020.

Access Change the World Award Application Online!(opens in new window)

Deadline: February 28th, 2020

 
Thank You, Donors!

We wouldn't be able to offer awards to students without our donors. MCGS awards are funded by the generous contributions of our donors. Here, we would like to thank them for their continued generosity and support for Multicultural and Gender Studies at CSU, Chico. Thank you for believing in us!

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