Women's Success Center Newsletter
October 10th, 2017 Edition
In this edition, learn about Utah's best haunts in our Halloween blog, explore new scholarships, and learn about the Journal of Student Leadership!
21 Ways to Celebrate Halloween All Month Long

The second Women's Success Center blog entry is here! In this spooky entry, we share 21 different ways to celebrate the season.  Whether you love haunted houses, corn mazes, wagon rides, or the arts, Utah has plenty of options to entertain you. 


$135,000 in Scholarships

Autumn is upon us and we have six new scholarship opportunities to celebrate the season! Express your love of music, design a card for the holidays, or shine a spotlight on forgotten figures in history. There are plenty of ways to earn some extra scholarship cash.

To Apply: Describe how you'll change the world in 350 characters and get your friends to vote for your submission. Once you have enough votes, submit a video entry. 
Due October 18th 

To Apply: Submit a creative video entry and a 1,000 word essay about a company with values that you admire.
Due November 1st

To Apply: Submit a design for a holiday card. 
Due November 1st

To Apply: Submit a short essay and a one-minute video expressing your love of creating music. 
Due November 14th

To Apply: Create your own bookmark featuring forgotten figures in history
Due December 31st

To Apply: Submit an original song with original lyrics. The $20,000 award will be distributed among 3 winners. 
Due February  1st

DISCLAIMER: Outside scholarships are not affiliated with UVU. Please exercise caution when pursuing any outside scholarships. UVU does not affiliate with or endorse any third party scholarship website nor does UVU guarantee or confirm the validity of these scholarships and/or websites.  Use them at your own risk.

Campus Events 

There's always plenty of activities going on around campus! Get involved by attending some of these awesome events! 

Thursday, October 12th at noon in the Fulton Library
Hear from Noel Lopez, the founder of The Town & Co. 

October, 17th at 7:30 p.m. in the Ragan Theater
Enjoy a night of colorful music from classic composers.

October 18th from 6-8 p.m. in the Lakeview Room in the Library
Student entrepreneurs are welcome to come get mentoring advice for their startups.

October 19th-21st in Moab UT
Rent a bike and pre-register with the OAC.

October 24th-25th in the Ballroom
The Clothesline Project displays T-shirts designed by victims of domestic violence.  

October 26th and 27th at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah
Hear from 2017 Newbery Medal winner, Kelly Barnhill. Author of "The Girl Who Drank the Moon," "The Mostly True Story of Jack," "The Witch's Boy," "The Unlicensed Magician," and the "Iron Hearted Violet." 

October 27th, at the Orem Public Library
Explore morality through the poetry of Walt Whitman and music composed by American musicians, Aaron Copland and Steven Stucky. 
Call for Entries: The Journal of Student Leadership

"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence."- Sheryl Sandberg
 
The Journal of Student Leadership is a new campus publication looking for entries. The journal is a double-blind, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, academic journal that addresses ideas, theories, and issues of leadership. Papers and essays on leadership topics from all relevant disciplines, including business, education, law, policy, social sciences, arts, humanities, history, and technology are welcome. 

The journal is also accepting art submissions of all mediums; representing leadership, leaders, or similar themes for publication in the journal. We would love to invite you to consider what you have to contribute to the discussion on leadership. 

The submission deadline is December 5, 2017. 

Learn more and get involved at www.uvu.edu/slss/jsl/

What It's Like Growing up With a Working Mom

Hannah Matthews is a public relations student and staff writer for the UVU review. Today, we're sharing one of her articles that we absolutely adore. In her piece, "What It's Like Growing up With a Working Mom," Hannah expresses her admiration and gratitude for her mother. 

"People tend to judge working mothers harshly, but growing up with a single mom was the best thing for our family. She raised me to be a feminist without ever saying the word feminist. She taught me to be soft and loving, but also how to be resilient and strong. The most important thing she taught me was the importance of an education."

We're exceptionally lucky to have Hannah's mother, Tessa White, serving on our Women's Success Advisory Board. 


FAFSA Fest! 

Did you know nearly everyone qualifies for financial aid? Bring your 2016 tax information and join us for FAFSA Fest!

When: October 25th from 4-6 p.m.
Where: Fulton Library rooms 206, 207, and 213

Get help filling out your FAFSA, receive one-on-one tutoring, learn scholarship essay tips, win prizes, and enjoy free food!

Don't think you qualify for financial aid? Don't worry! Check out this PSA that covers common FAFSA myths and misconceptions from Adam Ruins Everything. Watch here. 
Elect Her Workshop

Women are drastically underrepresented in leadership positions on our campus and in our community. We need more ladies to become leaders! 

Register for the FREE Elect Her workshop and learn how to create an effective campaign, hear from Senator Deidre Henderson, and enjoy a complimentary dinner. Join us on November 9th at the Centre stage. Can't wait to see you there.  

Learn more and register for Elect Her now! 
About the Women's Success Center at UVU
UVU's Women's Success Center was established in 2011 with the mission to help women enter and graduate from UVU. Recent studies show that Utah has one of the lowest graduation rates for women in the nation. The WSC helps women overcome barriers that can stop them from furthering their college education. They offer many services including: support, advocacy, individual success coaching, scholarship assistance, leadership opportunities and more. The Women's Success Center is dedicated to helping women see themselves as confident and capable of achieving their educational goals. To learn more visit the Women's Success Center Web site at  http://www.uvu.edu/wsc

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