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PLEN Scholarships

The Center for Women offers annual scholarships, up to $1,200.00, for St. Kate's undergraduate students to attend the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) policy seminars in Washington, D.C. These seminars are designed to give a behind-the-scenes look at the political process in Washington, particularly as it relates to women.

Science & Health Policy: Critical Issues Seminar

January 5-8, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Hear from women scientists, health experts, and medical researchers shaping our nation’s agenda.

This seminar offers college women a valuable opportunity to hear firsthand from women scientists, leading health experts, medical researchers, and pharmaceutical representatives who shape our nation’s agenda in this critical policy arena. Students will connect with senior women influencing the field from government, nonprofits, and the private sector to gain an appreciation for how they have contributed to growth in the sector. Learn more about this seminar on the PLEN website.

The scholarship application deadline for this fall has passed. Watch this space in October, 2015 for another opportunity to apply!     

Please extend your congratulations the 2014-15 scholarship recipients:

  • Jessica Busch, '17 (Pre-Nursing major)
  • Fathi Ahmed, '17 (Public Health major)

Women's Leadership in Public Policy

January 13-16, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Explore the policy issues you care about and the range of career opportunities in the policy world.

Career options in the public policy field are endless, ranging from government service to issue advocacy for nonprofit and for-profit organizations. College women will explore how to influence the issues you care about and understand the range of professional opportunities and skills required to be successful in each.  Over the course of the seminar, students will network and learn from female leaders on Capitol Hill, the executive branch, government agencies, nonprofits, and private corporations.  Learn more about this seminar on the PLEN website.

The scholarship application deadline for this fall has passed. Watch this space in October, 2015 for another opportunity to apply!     

Please extend your congratulations the 2014-15 scholarship recipients:

  • Lauren Heavey, '15 (International Relations and Political Science double major)
  • Jacy Yang, '16 (Public Health and Women and International Development double major)

Women & Policy in the Global Community

May 18-22, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Start your international policy career by connecting with women whose work impacts the entire world.

Seminar participants will learn about international policy from women whose work impacts the entire world during this week in Washington, D.C. Participants will also hear from women leaders advocating for humanitarian issues, citizens’ rights, international security, and international development in an increasingly interconnected world. Learn more about this seminar on the PLEN website.

The scholarship application deadline for this spring has passed. Watch this space in April, 2016 for another opportunity to apply!     

Please extend your congratulations the 2014-15 scholarship recipients:

  • Anna Shilongo, '16 (Women and International Development major; International Relations minor)
  • Mainhia Thao, '18 (Women and International Development major; Pre-Medicine minor)