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School of Business M&T Bank Center for Women and Business Scholarships and Awards

The M&T Bank Center for Women and Business is dedicated to assisting women and their allies achieve their professional goals. Each year, the Center awards scholarships and funding to provide opportunities to meet these goals.

Kathleen Simione M&T Bank Center for Women in Business Scholarship

Women pursuing a business degree program at Quinnipiac University who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field are invited to apply for this annual scholarship. Past recipients include:

Kylie Gethings '21, MS '22

  • Kylie Gethings earned her bachelor's in computer information systems in May 2021 and is expected to earn her master's in business analytics in May 2022. She was a member of Quinnipiac's Computer Information Systems Society and graduated from her undergraduate program with honors.

Read Kylie's essay (PDF)

Julianna Masseria '21, MBA '22

  • Julianna Masseria earned her bachelor's in May 2021 and is expected to earn her MBA in May 2022. She was the former Assistant Vice President of Finance for the Kappa Delta sorirty as well as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society.

Read Julianna's essay (PDF)

Research Award Program

M&T Bank Center for Women and Business 2023-24 Research Award Program

Two research awards will be awarded in the amount of $2,500 each to support faculty and/or student research that aligns with the M&T Bank Center for Women and Business mission, to provide opportunities for women to achieve their professional goals, as well as to build a community focused on achieving those goals consistent with their personal values.

This community is comprised of women and their allies committed to life-long learning who are eager to share, and includes the external community, students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Our center is devoted to preparing our community for enlightened and engaged citizenship.

This research will result in a submission of an article to a peer-reviewed conference or quality journal (meeting the scholarship requirements of your department) in 2023-24, and a presentation to the community.

Apply Online

To apply, please submit your application online by May 15, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Complete the Online Application

Research Award applications will be reviewed and decisions made by June 1, 2023. Late submissions will not be considered. See full details about application requirements below.

Submission Timeline
  1. May 15, 2023 at 5 p.m.: Research proposal submission date

  2. On or before June 1, 2023: Research award decisions made

  3. On or before May 31, 2024: Completed manuscript submitted for review to journal or conference and to M&T Bank Center for Women and Business.

  4. On or before December 31, 2024: Presentation to the M&T Bank Center for Women and Business community

Research Award Distribution
  • Initial Payment
    If your research proposal is selected by the research award committee, you will receive an initial payment of $1,250 in June 2023.

  • Completed Research Payment
    Once your research manuscript is sent out for review, you will be eligible for the remaining $1,250 payment. To receive this payment, submit a copy of the research manuscript or conference presentation/proceedings and submission information to Hanna Hejmowski at hanna.hejmowski@qu.edu, indicating which journal/conference you have sent it to for review. This must be completed by May 31, 2024.

To be considered your application must include the following:

Cover Page

The cover page should include applicant name(s) and the title of the research proposal. Submit one copy of your cover page.

Research Proposal

Submit your research proposal copy via Microsoft Forms. The proposal should not include the name(s) of the applicant(s). Research proposals have a strict 5 page limit. Please do not exceed the page limitation.

Research proposals must include the following:

  • Title of Research Proposal

  • Research Description: Please provide a 3-5 page summary of the research proposal documenting the following:

    • Brief description of topic of investigation or research

    • Research goals and projected project timeline

    • Specific research question(s) to be explored

    • Specific hypotheses or postulates where appropriate

    • Research methodology (Please identify if primary or secondary data will be used and if IRB approval will be/has been applied for. If secondary data will be used, please indicate its source; if primary data will be utilized, please identify the target population and data collection method.)

    • Timeline

    • Expected outcomes

    • References (can be included in an appendix)

  • Alignment of work with M&T Bank Center for Women and Business Mission: Please clearly describe how your work aligns with the mission of the M&T Bank Center for Women and Business (500 words).

  • Co-authors/additional researcher: Please list any additional co-authors you will be working with (or indicate if there are none); include their university or company affiliation and if there are any other awards supporting this research (Please note: the research award is only applicable to current Quinnipiac University Faculty and Students).

  • Target Outlet(s): List the target journal(s) and/or conference that you intend to submit the research manuscript to, with your target timeframe.

  • Potential Impact of Award Research: Identify the potential impact of the intellectual contribution that will result, in whole or in part, from the award of the research award. Indicators of impact should focus on potential for the intellectual contribution to result in:

    • Peer recognition of the originality, scope, and/or significance of new knowledge.

    • The applicability and benefits of the new knowledge to theory, practice, and/or teaching.

    • Usefulness and/or originality of new or different understandings, applications, and insights resulting from the creative work.

    • The breadth, value, and persistence of the use and impact of the creative work.

    • Originality and significance to learning including the depth and duration of usefulness as well as adoption or citations by peers.

    • Research awards and recognition (e.g., selection as a fellow of an academic society).

    • Citations of the creative work indicating impact on the creative work of others.

    • Evidence of leadership and team contributions to advancement of knowledge.

2021-22

Megan Leubner: Megan Laubner's research is on the health needs of unhoused or marginally housed people in New Haven during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020-21

Nabiha Nuruzzaman: Medical student Nabiha Nuruzzaman's research project explores community health implications of the Navajo Nation's transition to sustainable energy.

Kathryn Reilly: Biology student Kathyrn Reilly's research involves neurocognitive hop testing as a predictor of injury among college athletes.

Tracy Van Oss: Occupational therapy professor Tracy Van Oss’ research project further develops and role models her own leadership skills with several cohorts of occupational therapy students to create sustained multifaceted experiential learning opportunities.

*Note: This research award will be considered taxable income by the IRS. Please consider this when applying.The M&T Bank Center for Women and Business Steering Committee members are not eligible to receive the research award while serving on the committee.

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