O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship

In memory of this friend and colleague (1920-1984), the O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Award has been established to aid scholars who best exemplify her values, achievements, and commitment to social issues (including addressing issues and fostering opportunities for women, racial minorities and those of low socio-economic background).
These scholarships are made possible through the private donations of numerous friends of O. Ruth McQuown, the estate of O. Ruth McQuown and of her sister, Johanna Watts, and matching funds from the State of Florida.

Each awardee’s name will be inscribed on a plaque that will be displayed in Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research in Ustler Hall.

The McQuown awards will be made on a competitive basis to students in the fields of Humanities (e.g., Classics, English, History, Philosophy, Religion, and Languages), Social Sciences (e.g., Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology), Individual Interdisciplinary Studies (that include social sciences or humanities), and Women’s Studies.
Undergraduate Awards
Graduate Awards

For further information contact:

Arlene Williams
arlenew@ufl.edu

About Dr. McQuown

To those who had the privilege of knowing Dr. O. Ruth McQuown, she is remembered as follows:

An outstanding student of Political Science both at the University of Kentucky from which she received her bachelor’s degree with honors in 1942 and at the University of Florida from which she received her doctorate in 1961.
An active professional colleague who taught convincingly, did research on urban politics administration, published, and often served as a consultant on government policies.
One of the first women to become a dean at the University of Florida.
A female faculty member who asked the question, “Why can’t women belong to Blue Key?” and then proceeded to work on the answer; in 1978 she was awarded the Florida Blue key Distinguished Faculty Award.
An administrator with a rare combination of competence and humanity.
A human being with a marvelous infectious laugh.
A Gainesville resident whose involvement in all aspects of local government where equal opportunity and fairness were issues was recognized by the Gainesville City Commissioners proclaiming special recognition to Dr. O. Ruth McQuown on August 6, 1984.

Previous Winners

The 2018 winners are:

Graduate
Stephanie Dhuman
Eliana Pizarro
Kaitlyn Muchnok
Karino Vado
Min Li
Amanda Yeargin
Rolda Darlington
Joseph Radice

Undergraduate
Ashlynn Dobbs
Marissa Secades
Morgan Browning
Skylar McIlvanie
Tegan Graff

The 2017 Winners are:
Graduate
Florencia Rossi
Molly Martell
Nicole Cox
Li-Li Chen
Matthew Simmons
Alexis Baldacci
Christina Ruiz-Poveda

Undergraduate
Anaiz Rodriguez
Rebecca Kravitz
Gabrielle Spence
Nadia Hossain
Alexandra Mackey
C’Andra Codner
Van Truong

Graduate Awards
2016

Mallory Syzymanski
Kara Fransisco
Johanna Mellis
Holly Beth Pratt
Julia Arroyo
Myrian Barboza

2015
Deborah Andrews
Damaris Mayans-Ramon
Amanda Edgell
Annie Neimand
Cristina Ramos Solis
Sarah Slocum
Jessica Taylor

2014
Sarah Hayes
Chesney McOmber
Andrea Ferreira
Kokila Mendis
Kelesha Nevers

2013
Erin Conlin
Lauren Gilbert
Yeonhaun Kang
Jessica Lancia
Ryan Morini
Katheryn Nutter

2012
Kristin Allukian
Lorna Bracewell
Tess Kulstad
Sarah Page-Chan
Joshua Sbicca

2011
Allison Fredette
Katalin Rac
Diana Reigelsperger
Rachel Rothstein
2010

Gina Alvarado Merino
Paola Arboleda-Rios
Lisa Booth
Upohar Haroon
Hilary Jacqmin
Trisha Kannan
Nicolette Parr
Jessica Peet
Dawn Shedden
Monique Udell

2009
Olga Birioukova
Sarah Cervone
Louisa Chang
Camille Feanny
Magda Giurcanu
Heather Kaiser
Jennifer Snyder

2008
Lesley-Gail Atkinson
Georgia Bianchi
Emily Casey
Teri DeLucca
Michelle Troche

2007
Peggy MacDonald
Namita Manohar
Kathryn Oates
Jeffrianne Wilder

2006
Jaclyn Hall
Michel Meyer
Amanda Moras
Susan Orr
Allison Odachowski

2005
Becky Blanchard
Lin Cassidy
Fredline M’Cormack
Kenly Fenio
Lisa Hager

2004
Alisa Coffin
Cynthia Puranik
Anuradha Ramanujan

2003
Rabia Nafees
Eri Sugita
Guillermina Seri
Indira Rampersad
Lela Kerley
Sara Abraham
Rosa Soto
Julie Ann Sinn

2002
Qian Zhan
Shuala Martin
Yvonne Combs
Nadia Abdulhaq
Julia Albarracin
Heidi Lannon
Ellen Marie Maccarone

2001
Emilia Gioreva
Heather Walsh-Haney
Alayne Unterberger
Kristen Conway
Leslie Houts

2000
Giovanna Summerfield
Sarah Brusky
Raina Joines
Nivedita Majumdar
Theodora Dragostinova
Flordeliz Bugarin
Sara Crawley
Margit Grieb

1999
Laura Sullivan
Karin Arndt
Naima Brown-Smith
Marian Currinder
Liliana Dorado
Alayne Unterberger
Kathryn Weedman

1998
Linda Feldthausen
Christine Roth
Michele Roberts

1997
Jessica Baker
Theresa Schober
Noemi Porro
Erica Owens
Roos Willems
Maria Espinosa

1996
Kiran Asher
Holly Hanson
Donna Jacklosky

1995
Marie Marquardt
Marcia Good-Maust

1994
Catherine Bogosian
Carol Giarina Freeman
Marcia Good-Maust
Leslie Henson
Marnie Shanbhag
Sussanne Triesch

Undergraduate Awards
2016

Selyne Singh
Tristan Worthington
Hali McKinley Lester
Farrukh Siddiqui
Elizabeth Pantaleon

2015
Kayla Malone
Zeel Patel

2014
Sandra Kuhn
Alefiya Kothawala
Sophia Alsop
Ann Manov
Andrea Konstantindis

2011
Chelsea Fitzgerald
Isabel Hasty
Rose Jacqueline Llanos

2010
Christina Garcia de los Rios
Shantel Powell
Nicole Scholet
Huiling Wolff-Koo

2009
Jasmine Betz
Regina Topolinskaya
Megan Wallis

2007
Lauren Garroway
Elizabeth Humberstone

2006
Brooke Rich
Vera Brown
Nora Kern
Rachel Murphy

2005
Emily Friend
Allison Kole
Kristie Soares
Jessica Weather

2004
Jennifer Flinn
Cerian Gibbs
Natalia Terreros

2003
Sarah Bartlett
Lindsey Evans
Frances Ingram

2002
Ronique Terese Bundrage
Nour Ibrahim Kawa
Brooke Schoeffler
Laia Mitchell
Kavita Rajasekhar

2001
Victoria de la Torre
Julie Maxwell
Christina Cady
Sophia Goode
Natalie Brugman

2000
Elisa Lucchi
Rhiannon Theurer
Lisa Collins
Ondina Brusso
Thy Nguyen

1999
Diana Alvear
Angela Dowdell
Thy Nguyen
Kimberly Trupiano
Laura Rosselli
Megan Thomas

1998
Teresa Baquero
Rodia Vance
Shannon Murphy
Wendy Beauchamp

1997
Danette Walker
Virginia Bracewell
Christina Lizarazu
Maria Ramos
Anna Skotko

1996
Alicia Ellis
Amanda Gideons
Cristina Jimenez
Deborah Ruffin

1995
Margaret Campbell
Alicia Ellis
Mary Kilpatrick

1994
Jeannine Arias
Evelyn Bethune
Eang Ly Ngov
Elizabeth Ribet
Shannon Waldron