This scholarship will be offered annually in honor of the life and work of Monique Wittig, who was a professor at the University of Arizona, Tucson from 1990 to 2003.
The Monique Wittig Writer’s Scholarship will foster innovation in literary forms and the connection between politics and language. It will allow University of Arizona graduate and undergraduate students to allocate more time to their writing.
This endowed scholarship is open to writers in all fields including literature, film, theatre, poetry, essays and new/mixed media.
Applicants must indicate how their work addresses the political and artistic parameter of the Scholarship, and provide a writing sample and a writing plan that demonstrate how their work will benefit from the Scholarship.
The evaluation committee is composed of colleagues of Monique Wittig, former recipients and the initiator of the scholarship, Sande Zeig, Wittig’s partner.
The application is available every January. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 13th. The Award Ceremony is held in late April.
2005 Scholarship Recipient: Padma Viswanathan
2006 Scholarship Recipient: Susan Meyers
Honorable Mention: Waylon N. Begay and Sandy Yang
2007 Scholarship Recipient: Lydia Omolola Okutoro
2008 Scholarship Recipient: Christina Louise Smith
C.L. Smith is a poet and writer graduating from the University of Arizona with a BA in English Lit. and Creative Writing in Spring 2008. Having lived in many places, locality reproaches her. Her chapbook of poetry is titled Blackberrying.
Honorable Mention: L. Monique Tippins
For additional information contact: Shannon Ritchie or 520-626-0656. http://ws.web.arizona.edu/academics/scholarships.php
Donors can support the Monique Wittig Writer’s Scholarship Endowment
in the following ways:
A gift of cash. ( Please make checks payable to the UA Foundation/Wittig Scholarship Endowment, with "Women's Studies" listed in the memo section.)
. A pledge over three to five years.
. Marketable securities. We accept securities and sell them upon receipt.
. A family foundation can transfer funds to the UA Foundation
. Planned or estate gifts.
. Real Estate or personal property.
All contributions are tax deductible.
All contributions are greatly appreciated.
For further information, please contact Ginny Healy, Development Officer, College of Social and Behavioral at 520 621-3928.
The mailing address is:
Monique Wittig Scholarship Endowment, Women's Studies, University of Arizona, PO Box 210438, 925 N. Tyndall, Tucson, AZ, 85721.