Christine N. Witzel Award Fund Application

The 2020-2021 application is now open!

The application will close on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

About the Scholarship

The Christine N. Witzel Award Fund is awarded to an academically promising undergraduate student or graduate student enrolled full time in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Candidates may be recommended by a faculty member associated with the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) and/or a CLAS faculty member with a research or teaching interest in women's health issues. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, specific health issues for women and gender differences in the experience of health issues. Priority consideration will be given to students whose proposal shows particular promise for future funding from a federal agency or private foundation.

Application Process

Students must submit an application (below) to be considered for this scholarship. Applicants will be asked to provide:

  • a copy of their unofficial transcript;
  • a letter of recommendation from faculty member associated with the InCHIP and/or a CLAS faculty member with a research or teaching interest in women's health issues; and
  • a three-to-five page pre-proposal, with an anticipated budget, describing an innovative research project in women's health issues.

The scholarship committee will make its final selections no later than May 15, 2020. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail. Non-recipients will not be contacted.

All scholarships will be administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid Services. If you are a need-based financial aid recipient (loans, grants, work-study employment), your financial aid package may be revised as a result of this award. If no adjustment is necessary and your fee bill is paid in full, you may be entitled to a refund. If you have a question about how a scholarship could affect your financial aid package, please call (860) 486-2819.

2020-2021 Application

  • About You

  • Collegiate Achievements

  • Work Experience and Community Services

  • Supporting Documents

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    To create a PDF of your unofficial transcript:
    • Visit the main menu of
    • Select Self Service > Student Center > My Academics > View My Unofficial Transcript
    • Select Print This Page
    • Select Adobe PDF option from Printer Name drop-down menu, click Okay, and save.