Women and Gender Studies Program Host 28th Annual Scholarship Breakfast

MC Womens Gender Studies Logo

MC Women’s Gender Studies Logo

On Their Shoulders We Stand honorees will be awarded at the Women and Gender Studies Program’s 28th Annual Scholarship Breakfast. A silent auction will also occur to generate funding for the WGS Program. Students can attend for free.


“I would like to see more students attend…We read excerpts from the students applications which are very inspiring,” said Genevieve Carminati, Collegewide Coordinator of Women’s Studies Program.


First a women’s studies program, the WGS Program has expanded its demographic to co-ed. Carminati said, “We want to be open to anyone.”


To show their appreciation for community role models, the WGS Program created the On Their Shoulders We Stand program; which “Grew out of the scholarships to honor the people that have helped so much,” said Carminati.


The honorees, Gus Griffin and Rose Sachs, made a significant impact to the WGS Program. According to Carminati, “[Sachs] has been an amazing role model for women, for strong leadership.”


In the past, silent auction donations included quilts, wine, massages, and jewelry. It’s great for birthday gift shopping, said Carminati.


MC professor and grammy nominee, Dr. Dawn Avery, will provide a musical performance at the breakfast.


Applicable to all MC campuses, students can join the WGS Program upon meeting the requirements, yet are considered with a holistic point of view since work and other matters exist, said Carminati.


“I find a lot of students who come in [the WGS Program] are much more ready to discuss the issues with gender,” said Carminati.
The breakfast will occur on March 26, from 8a.m. to 9:45a.m., at Montgomery College Rockville Campus.