Second-year PhD student Aisha Bismillah has been selected for a Scholarship by the British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG). After submitting a research proposal and attending an interview in London in early July, she has been awarded the Marjorie Shaw Scholarship – one of the handful of named BFWG awards given out annually across all disciplines for academic excellence. Well done, Aisha!
Shortly after being selected for the scholarship, Aisha attended a reception at Durham's Collingwood College, where she met the members of the BFWG's North Eastern Association.
Background of the Marjorie Shaw Scholarship
Marjorie Shaw studied French and was awarded a Doctorat de l’Université de Paris She was Senior Lecturer in the Department of French at Sheffield University with a particular interest in 19th century French literature but she was devoted to the work of BFWG and of the International Federation of University Women (now Graduate Women International: GWI). Awards in her name are for research in any discipline.