‘Making a Difference for Women’ essay contest open

February 2, 2014

The President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) at Mississippi State was created in the late 1970s to advise the university’s president on issues affecting women.

The purpose of the PCSW Student Leadership Award is to recognize and develop leadership skills for outstanding undergraduate women as their work enriches the lives and experiences of others. The theme for this year's award essay is "Making a Difference for Women."

MSU students are invited to submit a 900 to 1,000 word essay describing their campus involvement, field of study, community service and related work as it impacts and improves the lives of women.

Include a resume of accomplishments, awards, honors, previous experience, as well as detailed career plans for future work and service.

The entry deadline is Feb. 20 by 11:59 p.m.

Submit your essay and resume (PDF format) directly to Susan Hall at slh1@msstate.edu with "PCSW Student Leadership Award" in the subject line.

PCSW will select two award recipients, who will receive:

-- A travel award (expenses paid) to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders held at the University of Maryland, College Park this summer. Visit www.nccwsl.org for complete details and information about this exciting conference for women leaders.

-- A plaque and cash award of $150.

-- Lunch with MSU President Mark E. Keenum.

-- Winners will be recognized at the annual PCSW Women Award Ceremony on April 8.

-- An invitation to attend a PCSW meeting in July/August.