Congratulations to the 2012 recipient of the Grace Berry Award for graduate women,
Elwing Gonzalez, a third-year doctoral student in History at CGU. Elwing’s area of focus is 20th century U.S. history. Much of her research revolves around demographic changes and urban/suburban settlement in 20thcentury Los Angeles, with a focus on the development of ethnic enclaves. Elwing earned a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from the UC Berkeley and an M.A. in history from Cal State LA. She has published and presented her research on the demographic changes in the San Gabriel Valley in the 20th century and is currently researching the settlement and development of Vietnamese refugee and Vietnamese American communities in Southern California. In addition to her studies, Elwing is in her ninth year of teaching 8th grade history in Glendale and is thoroughly enjoying raising three awesome little boys to appreciate the beautiful world around them and understand its intriguing history.
The award is made possible by a gift to IWS from Pomona alumna Margarita Horner in honor of Grace Berry, the founder of the Pomona branch of the American Association of University Women. The gift supports women students at CGU in pursuing their education.
HOW TO APPLY
Intercollegiate Women’s Studies of the Claremont Colleges invites applications for the Grace Berry Award for Women in Graduate Studies for 2013. The award is made possible by a gift to Intercollegiate Women’s Studies from Pomona alumna Margarita Horner in honor of Grace Berry, the founder of the Pomona Branch of the American Association of University Women. Ms. Horner intended the gift to help women students at Claremont Graduate University in pursuing their education. While the award is need-based, it also emphasizes academic excellence. Preference will be given to students who are at a more advanced stage of their studies (i.e., who have already begun work towards a thesis or dissertation), as well as to students whose work is related to Gender & Women’s Studies.