Breast Cancer Awareness Award

 Dear KU Students, 

We are excited to present an award again this year to a student in the KU community who has been affected by breast cancer. Each year, we sponsor an event entitled Denim and Pink Day for faculty, staff, and students to pay a contribution in order to wear jeans to work on the Thursday of Breast Cancer Awareness Week. The contributions received will go toward an award for a student.

We are seeking applicants who have come into financial difficulty and have been affected by breast cancer. You may personally be a survivor, or a fighter, or have someone in your family that is, or you may be someone who has done extensive volunteer work that benefits breast cancer awareness. In the application where we ask for some basic information about you and a short essay that allows for description of your personal situation and why you believe you’re deserving of the award. (The amount of the award is based on success of this year’s Denim and Pink Day.) 

 Please remember this is a need-based award that will be given to a student based on the form of four criteria. Those are as follows: 

• Ability to show significant financial need 

• Exhausted other avenues for financial help 

• Demonstrates academic and career goals 

• Overall story relating to Breast Cancer 


 Applications MUST be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5:00pm 

 Best wishes, 

Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity and Watkins Health Services


(Please be aware all award entry questions will be viewed by a committee for review.)


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