Sharon L. Doherty Student Leadership Award

The Sharon L. Doherty Student Leadership Award is given to a University of Minnesota student who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service concerning women's issues on campus or in the broader community.

Amount

A $1000 award will be given to the recipient to be used in support of attendance at a national leadership conference. The recipient is recognized via the Women's Center media channels, at the annual Celebrating Changemakers event and/or other virtual recognition event hosted by the Women's Center.

Eligibility Requirements

  • University of Minnesota undergraduate, graduate, or professional students enrolled at least half time with at least two semesters remaining until graduation (for example, applicants submitting an application due in June 2022 must be graduating no earlier than May 2023). Note: Recipients must use their award before graduation.
  • Nominated students must demonstrate outstanding volunteer contributions, including the degree to which involvement has addressed women's and/or gender equity issues, particularly on campus.

Nomination Process

To nominate a student for the Doherty Award, submit the following items via email to the Women's Center by the deadline:

  • Nomination letter (self-nominations are encouraged)
  • One letter of support 
  • Nominee's resume or CV

Note: the Women's Center will not be accepting nominations for the 2022-2023 cycle. Check back again in the spring of 2023.

Sponsors

The Sharon L. Doherty Student Leadership Award is sponsored by the Women's Center.

Deadline

Note: the Women's Center will not be accepting nominations for the 2022-2023 cycle. Check back again in the spring of 2023.

Questions can be directed to the Women's Center at women@umn.edu, 612-625-9837