First Annual Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Essay Contest
The University of Louisville Women’s Center announces the first annual Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Essay Contest for the 2017 fall semester. The purpose of this contest is to raise awareness of the historical sociological attitudes toward women of the 20th Century and their impact on individuals and society as a whole. The essay should draw upon the experiences of Dr. Tachau and relate those experiences to other individuals and situations (which can include the writer’s own growth or achievements).
Dr. Tachau’s papers are housed in the Women's History Collection at the University Archives as part of the Women’s Manuscripts Collection Project. Additional articles about Dr. Tachau are available at the Women Center in the Administrative Annex.
The winners will be invited to attend the Women’s Center Empowerment Luncheon on November 9, 2017 to receive recognition.Award amount is $500 for the undergraduate essay and $500 for the graduate essay. The award funding will be distributed via the Financial Aid Office. All undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled at U of L are eligible to apply. Awards are made possible through a grant in the honor of the Women’s Center.
An electronic submission is also required and must be sent to Phyllis Webb prior to the deadline. No essays accepted after the deadline date of Friday, October 6, 2017.