WGS Department Scholarships

Apply for all of our scholarships through the Academic Works website. Women and Gender Studies Scholarships are available for all WGS students, regardless of citizenship status. 

Deadline: December 18, 2018 for SPRING awards

Women and Gender Studies Undergraduate Scholarships

Marjorie H. Stern Scholarship - $500

The Marjorie H. Stern Scholarship supports women’s rights and social justice by helping Women and Gender Studies (WGS) students in immediate financial need to remain in school. Two scholarships will be awarded each year to students who demonstrate a commitment to social justice and articulate how the scholarship would help them to continue their education. One applicant will be selected from our juniors and seniors, the other from WGS M.A. students.

Eligibility: Must be a WGS major or minor, be a junior or senior, and have a GPA above 3.0

Submission materials: Students submit an unofficial copy of their transcript, the name and e-mail address of a WGS professor who has agreed to act as a reference, a short statement about their commitment to social justice, and a short statement explaining the financial need. Please see Academic Works for more details.

The Women and Gender Studies Award - $500

The Women and Gender Studies Undergraduate Award recognizes WGS majors or minors who have demonstrated excellent growth and achievement in their academic study, and have applied the feminist commitments of the department (engagement with the larger community, critical thinking and analysis, and working toward social justice) in innovative ways. These innovations are broadly defined, and can take place in the classroom, at their workplaces, on campus, through community organizing and/or at home.

Eligibility: Must be a WGS major or minor and have a GPA above 3.0

Submission materials: Students are nominated by WGS faculty. The WGS Scholarship committee makes the final decision on the awardee. Some years may have multiple awardees. Once they are named as awardees, students are directed to Academic Works to complete the process..

Women and Gender Studies Graduate Scholarships

Marjorie H. Stern Scholarship - $500

The Marjorie H. Stern Scholarship supports women’s rights and social justice by helping Women and Gender Studies (WGS) students in immediate financial need to remain in school. Two scholarships will be awarded each year to students who demonstrate a commitment to social justice and articulate how the scholarship would help them to continue their education. One applicant will be selected from our juniors and seniors, the other from WGS M.A. students.

Eligibility: Must be a WGS M.A. student and have a GPA above 3.0.

Submission materials: Students submit an unofficial copy of their transcript, the name and e-mail address of a WGS professor who has agreed to act as a reference, a short statement about their commitment to social justice, and a short statement explaining the financial need. Please see Academic Works for more details.

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