2014 CSW Fellowships Awarded to Six Highly Qualified N.C. University Students
Save-the-Date – Thursday, February 20, 2014 – WomenNC Fellowship Forum
at NCSU’s Institute for Emerging Issues, Hunt Library, Centennial Campus, Raleigh, NC
Introducing WomenNC’s Six 2014 CSW Student Fellowship Recipients:
Fifteen highly qualified students from North Carolina universities and colleges submitted Fellowship applications. Each provided extensive details describing why they should be considered excellent candidates to represent North Carolina as WomenNC Fellows at the annual United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in March 2014.
WomenNC’s CSW Committee reviewed each applicant’s academic and service background, references and creative essays regarding their passion for promoting women’s human rights and equal opportunities.
Ten competitive candidates were interviewed by WomenNC CSW Committee, Board, and prior CSW Alumni Fellows. Assessment was based on applicant’s background, spontaneous speaking skills, leadership potential, and motivation to commit to the rigorous project requirements of a CSW Fellow.
It was a difficult decision to choose the final team of CSW Fellows from this highly qualified pool of candidates. Fiscal constraints limited our selection to six well-deserved recipients.
We proudly award the following students as the 2014 WomenNC CSW Fellows:
- Noreen Elnady, a Junior at Meredith College, is majoring in International Studies & Political Science.
- Isabella Higgins is a double major in Women’s Studies & Sociology, as a Junior at UNC-Chapel Hill.
- Alex Polk is a Sophomore at NCSU, majoring in International Studies/Political Science.
- Sarah Scrivens is majoring in Women’s Studies as a Junior at Duke University
- Max Seunik is a Senior at UNC-Chapel Hill, pursing degrees in Public Health Policy & Management, Global Studies
- Amy Watson, is majoring in Sociology and minoring in Social & Economic Justice, as a Junior at UNC-Chapel Hill
Mark Your Calendars for an Exciting Evening at an Outstanding Venue, with a New Forum Format:
Thursday, February 20, 2014, WomenNC’s 2014 Fellows will share their findings with the North Carolina community at the Institute for Emerging Issues, located in the fabulous Hunt Library at NC State University Centennial Campus, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Event details, registration, and sponsorship options to-follow, via invitation, eblast, and on our website in early January.
In the meantime, stay tuned for future emails and WomenNC’s 2014 Fellowship web postings for more insight on the student fellow biographies, research topics, and upcoming presentation forums.