100 Years of Women Scholarship

100 Years of Women
Women’s Center Director Kathleen Holgerson and 100 Years of Women Scholarship recipient Giorgina S. Paiella

The 100 Years of Women Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 to honor a current matriculated UConn student and/or a high school senior planning to enroll in the University of Connecticut who, as a role model or advocate, has advanced the role and contributions of women and gender equity in society.

The scholarship award ranges from $750 – $1,000.


The following eligibility criteria have been established as guidelines in the selection process:

The applicant must:

  1. demonstrate a commitment to women’s issues and gender equity through service to their community or school;
  2. be a current UConn undergraduate or graduate student who will be enrolled at least half-time for the entire Fall 2024/Spring 2025 academic year, or be a high school senior planning to enroll at UConn;
  3. be in need of financial assistance; and
  4. demonstrate high academic performance.

To apply, the applicant must:

  1. complete all items in the application form;
  2. secure and submit two letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on their commitment and service to women’s issues and gender equity;
  3. submit a recent résumé or curriculum vitae; and 
  4. submit an unofficial transcript.

Current UConn students apply here.

High school and transfer students apply here.


The application deadline for this year’s scholarship is Friday, March 22, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. 

For more information, please contact us at womenscenter@uconn.edu.