At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

2010 Ruth Murray Essay Competition

The Ruth Murray Prize of the Center for Gender Studies will be awarded for the best essay written by a University of Chicago undergraduate or graduate student in the area of women's studies, feminist criticism or gender studies. The $500 prize sponsored is in memory of Ruth Murray who died in 1991, having served as Bibliographer for the Education, Psychology, Sociology and Women's Studies Collections at the Regenstein Library for many years.

Essays may come from students in all division and departments and may take the form of analytic or critical essays, empirical research papers, or personal essays. Essays may be of any length, but should be no longer than 50 double-spaced pages (or they will not be considered.) Students may only submit one paper each. Papers may only be submitted in English, due to the fact that the committee cannot guarantee the faculty resources for reading other languages.

Application deadline: Friday, April 23, 2010, 12:00 PM

For more information or to enter the competition, visit

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