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2015-16 PWA Legacy & Barbara S. Uehling Book Grant Application

The UCSB Professional Women's Association (PWA) promotes the advancement of women at UCSB and serves as a voice for women in the discussion of campus issues. PWA’s goals include education, acknowledging women’s contributions to UCSB, mentoring, and outreach to the campus and community.

PWA offers a limited number of $200 (minimum) book grants to re-entry/non-traditional students each year. The grants will be awarded to current UCSB re-entry/non-traditional students who might face unique challenges in completing their degrees as they juggle being a student, parent, wage earner, community volunteer, and/or participant in co-curricular activities. UCSB defines a re-entry/non-traditional student as someone who is returning to his or her education after a period of time, and/or is married, and/or has dependents. The committee will choose the grant recipient(s) based on a student’s application and financial need.


  1. Applicant must be a currently enrolled UCSB re-entry/non-traditional student, as defined above.
  2. Past award recipients are not eligible to re-apply.

Submission Instructions:

  1. Applications must be completed online through OrgSync. Paper applications will not be accepted.
  2. Applications are due by Wednesday, February 24, 2016 by 5:00PM PST.
  3. Late applications will not be accepted.


  1. In compliance with campus Financial Aid reporting practices, PWA must report selected winners to UCSB Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
  2. Disclaimer: In the event an applicant is selected, receiving the PWA Legacy & Barbara S. Uehling Book Grant may result in an adjusted financial aid package (for unsubsidized Direct loan holders)
  3. Applicants will be notified if they were selected and announced to the community no later than Friday, March 11, 2016.
  4. Book grants will be distributed at the start of spring quarter 2016. (*Additional information will be needed by Financial Aid before award is given.)
  5. Winners will be recognized at the PWA Professional Development Conference in May 2016.


For more information, email one of the PWA Recognitions & Awards Chairs: Nancy Chudy at or Angelica Diaz at

An article was written about a past recipient, please visit the Gervirtz School, Graduate School of Education website to read it.

This form closed on February 24, 2016 5:00 PM PST