Rosa Parks Announcement

Let your voices be heard: The sixteenth annual Rosa parks scholarship Competition

Rosa Parks

The Rosa Parks Scholarship Competition was designed to give students an opportunity to express in any medium the ideals that Rosa Parks represents (see below*). The competition is open to all undergraduate students currently matriculating at UCCS; and students are encouraged to explore their own ideas and opinions regarding ideals such as equity, social justice, multiculturalism, diversity, and cultural pluralism; or issues such as racism, sexism, homophobia, social inequity, or injustice*.

Eligibility All currently enrolled undergraduate students matriculating at UCCS are eligible to participate in this competition, with the exception of previous Rosa Parks Scholarship winners and anyone who is a professional (defined as one who has been paid for any type of creative work).

Awards: The minimum award is $500.00. Winners will have the opportunity to present their work at an award ceremony during the spring semester, which will be followed by a reception, Thursday, March 23, 2017, 4:30 – 7:30pm, Kraemer Family Library, Third Floor Apse. In addition, the winning entries will be published on the Women’s and Ethnic Studies (WEST) web page. All entries will be judged according to the quality of work and the relevance to the scholarship’s central themes*. Be sure that all submissions conform to the citation/permission system appropriate to your discipline.


  • Students are asked to submit 5 copies of any written work, creative discs or tapes accompanied by a completed, word-processed submission form.
  • The student’s name, however, should not appear anywhere on the entry – it should only appear on the submission form.
  • All entries must also include a fully developed abstract, which contains a clear thesis and establishes the relevance of the submission to the competition.
  • All materials should be clearly labeled, and indicate the names of anyone who assisted you with your entry or collaborated with you on your submission.
  • All entries must be submitted to Jane Muller Academic Office Building (ACAD) #406 by 12:00pm on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
  • If your research includes human subjects you must have IRB (Institutional Biosafety Committee) training.

*Performance Category:Performance entries may be, but are not limited to, multimedia presentations, photography, musical compositions, comedic or theatrical presentations, films, performance art, movies, dance, painting, sculpture and action/community service projects. Each entry, with the exception of sculptures and paintings, should be submitted on DVD or flash drive (limited to 20 minutes or less).

*Personal Reflection:Submissions may not exceed 20 pages of double-spaced, word-processed work. Be sure to paginate your entry.

*Creative Writing:Short Stories may not exceed 20 double-spaced, word-processed pages; plays may not exceed 25 double-spaced pages.

*Poetry:One poetry submission per student; may not exceed 12 individual poems. Your submission will be judged in its entirety as opposed to individual works/poems.

All artwork, including DVD’s or CD’s, etc. should be picked up within 6 months of submission. Submissions cannot be stored. **No entries will be accepted via email. They must be dropped off.

Entry forms are available on the WEST website // or outside ACAD #406. Students are encouraged to utilize the resources at the Writing Center, and also contact Jane Muller with any questions. 719.255.4553 /

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