Francesca A Marx Scholarship

For full-time UCLA undergraduates, preferably seniors, who are studying classical, medieval and/or early modern literature and/or writing on at least one, though not necessarily all, of the following topics: disability studies, ecocriticism and animal rights, the Francesca A. Marx Scholarship was established in 2017. Preference goes to students engaged in writing a thesis closely related to one or more of those topics, or to students having completed one. The scholarship honors the memory of Francesca Marx, a UCLA Ph.D. in English and the first Assistant Director of the UCLA Center for Scholarships and Scholar Enrichment (formerly the Scholarship Resource Center).

Award
$1,000 -- not renewable; notification by March 22
Deadline
02/26/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. Senior Status
    • Are you entering your senior year at UCLA in the upcoming academic year?
    • Do you expect this next academic year to be your final undergraduate academic year at UCLA?
  2. Are you engaged in writing, or have you recently completed, a departmental honors thesis or a capstone senior thesis?
  3. Will you be an English major at UCLA in the forthcoming academic year?
  4. Study of Classical, Medieval or Early Modern Literature
    • A) Do you study classical, medieval and/or early modern literature? (Check all that apply.)
    • B) Briefly, what sparked your interest in early literature and what aspects and areas interest you most?
  5. Disability Studies, Ecocriticism and/or Animal Rights
    • A) Do you study disability studies, ecocriticism and/or animal rights? (Check all that apply.)
    • B) Briefly, what is the source of your interest in one or more of those topics and what aspects and areas interest you most?
  6. Please upload a sample of your writing (no more than five pages) related to one or more of the following topics: on classical, medieval and/or early modern literature, disability studies, ecocriticism and/or animal rights.
  7. Please upload a current resume that focuses on your experiences and activities in one or more of the following areas: classical, medieval and/or early modern literature, disability studies, ecocriticism/environmentalism and/or animal rights.
  8. Please write a 100-150 word bio that focuses on your interest in one or more of the following areas -- classical, medieval and/or early modern literature. disability studies, ecocriticism/environmentalism and/or animal rights -- and includes a brief statement of current career goals.
  9. LETTER OF REFERENCE: Please provide the name and email of someone (not a peer or family member) who will provide a letter of reference on your behalf that speaks to your experience, aptitude and achievements in studying classical, medieval and/or early modern literature, disability studies, ecocriticism and/or animal rights. Be sure to obtain permission from your recommender before submitting their name and email address. Your recommender will automatically receive a link prompting them to upload the recommendation via the UCLA Scholarship Portal.
  10. Please provide the best cell phone number (nine digits with no dashes, spaces or parentheses) for the UCLA Center for Scholarships and Scholar Enrichment to contact you regarding your scholarship if necessary.
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