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Center for Catholic Women's History

Sister Mary Ellen Gleason, Director
Mahoney Library - 2nd Floor

Phone: (973) 290-4241

Heritage Award

2017 Heritage Award winner Maria Capozzoli and family

Award Recipient Presents Research on Elizabeth Ann Seton

The College of Saint Elizabeth's Center for Catholic Women's History hosted its 2017 Heritage Award luncheon in the Annunciation Center's Flex classrooms in late April. This year's recipient, Maria Capozzoli, '18, a communication and English double major, presented her research on Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, who founded the Sisters of Charity in the United States.

Apply for the Annual Heritage Award

The Heritage Award is a research grant for students to use and to contribute to the Center for Catholic Women's History at the College of Saint Elizabeth. Ordinarily the grant is given to current and previous students of CSE. However, other applicants are also welcome.

The Award is $1,000 and is disbursed in two payments. The goal of the Award is to encourage students to learn more about the lives of Catholic women.

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  1. The application process is competitive. Current students at the College are encouraged to fill out their applications with the help of a faculty member.
  2. Applications are reviewed by the Advisory Committee for the Center for Catholic Women's History. The grant recipient will be announced in April, and they will have a year to work on their project.
  3. The recipient of the Award must present a completed project at a Heritage Celebration, an event that takes place each April.

What Kinds of Projects Can Be Done?

All projects that help us learn more about the lives of Catholic women in New Jersey are encouraged. Applicants may want to write a paper, create a video, prepare an article for publication, or develop an educational program.

The Committee urges applicants to think broadly and creatively. Successful applications, however, will show how a selected project uses appropriate research and resources.

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Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the College of Saint Elizabeth has a strong tradition of concern for the poor, for developing leadership in a spirit of service and social responsibility, and a commitment to the promotion of women as full partners in society.

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