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HeForShe Resilience Awards

HeForShe at U of G

Recognizing the power of resilience

Each year, two Resilience Scholarships of $5,000 are available to female Lang business students and U of G engineering students. These two scholarships recognize female business and engineering students who have shown resilience and leadership throughout their life. This scholarship is renamed each year to celebrate the leadership of the keynote speaker of the annual HeForShe at U of G event.
The deadline to apply for the 2020 HeForShe Resilience Scholarship is January 10th. More details about eligbility and the application process can be found on the Scholarships and Awards page.

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Previous Award Recipients

Alicia and Thienan receiving award

Lisa Lisson Resilience Award

In 2019, two Lisa Lisson Resilience Awards were available: one for a Lang business student and one for a female engineering student. The award recipients were Alicia Denoon (BComm) and ThiênAn Gillespie (BEng).

Michelina receiving award

Amanda Lang Resilience Award

In 2018, the Amanda Lang Resilience Award was awarded to Michelina Helen Martinez, a Lang business student in the Hotel and Food Administration program. Michelina shared part of her story with the crowd, demonstrating the resiliency and strength that it took to overcome personal struggles and life’s challenges. In an effort to help others, Michelina helped champion multiple mental health fundraisers, raising $1,000 for Gryphs4Gryphs. She is also an active leader within the HFTMSA, helping orient new first year students during their first week on campus.