Online forms: Dr. Dorothy J. Gish Women in Leadership Award Application

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • Be a full time, female Messiah University undergraduate student

  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0

  • Be a continuing student at Messiah University and willing to share her experience publicly with the Messiah Community (e.g., dorm floor discussions, alternate chapel, and creative display). Senior students must be able to complete event and share it before graduation.

  • Demonstrate leadership on campus, locally, or internationally

  • Submit a typed application delineating a leadership development activity and all other information requested below by the designated due date. Examples of leadership development activities include: attend Oregon Extension’s Women’s Studies May term or semester program; attend and/or present at leadership conference or disciplinary conference sessions specific to leadership skill development; engage in leadership development activities at places such as Eastern College’s Christian Women in Leadership Center; shadow a woman in a leadership position.

Proposal Document Details:

  • A clear and detailed description of proposed leadership development activity (Be sure to include supporting documentation – i.e., conference program, etc.)

  • Leadership objectives/goals to be accomplished by plan (Carefully articulate how you – particularly in the way of leadership development, Messiah University and/or your disciplinary field will benefit from this activity).

  • A detailed budget (Include a specific delineation of anticipated expenses, including things like travel, food, and conference fees for up to $ 400).

  • Proposed plan to share experience in a public forum. Specifically articulate how you will share your experience with others on campus, (i.e., dorm floor program, alternate chapel, etc. Creativity is encouraged).

  • Have a faculty or staff member review your proposal before you submit it.  Upload a letter of recommendation from sponsor as proof he or she has reviewed proposal and gives full support of the project.