Fannie Barrier Williams Women of Courage Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes an outstanding student at SUNY Brockport who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to social justice and /or advocacy on behalf of a disenfranchised or underrepresented group or individual in the tradition of Brockport alumna Fannie Barrier Williams, class of 1870, the first African-American woman to graduate from the college. Students must be entering into their junior or senior years, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and submit an essay of approximately 1,000 words that describes their commitment to social justice as it impacts their education and career choices.

This is an Apply-To Opportunity. Applicants will need to submit one or more additional items to be considered for this award after submitting the General Application.

The financial assistance is in the form of a non-tuition educational expense grant that may be used to cover educational costs such as room, board or college fees. The award will be credited to the recipient’s bill during the semester(s) of the award period. The student must use this award for educational expenses at the College and may not receive the award in cash.

Campus Involvement/Leadership Opportunities, Women and Gender Studies Opportunity
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit an essay (maximum of 1,000 words) that details your current advocacy work and explains how your commitment to social justice impacts your education and career choices.