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Scholarships & Awards

2 scholarship recipients smile broadly.
Brenda Rodriguez Lopez and Maddie Barcellona, Women’s Studies majors and 2018 Celia Forrest Award recipients.

Scholarship applications are administered through the College of Arts and Sciences, with a due date of 31 January 2020. Please go to the CAS scholarships webpage: https://cas.wsu.edu/scholarships/

Awards are conferred annually to recognize exceptional scholarly achievement and engagement. Award criteria are described below.

 


Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Scholarships

Pauline Thompson Scholarship

The Pauline E. Thompson Scholarship is available to women’s studies majors and minors and queer studies minors on the Pullman campus. It is named for Dr. Pauline Thompson, an alumna of WSU (1927, 1930), and honors students for advancing human diversity, feminism, and the development of civil society.

Johanna Busek Scholarship

The Johanna Busek Scholarship is available to full-time certified women’s studies majors on the Pullman campus with demonstrated need. It honors excellence in overcoming adversity and enacting solidarity.

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Awards

Celia Forrest Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Student Award

This award recognizes a women’s studies major or minor or queer studies minor who has:

  1. Demonstrated an application of feminist and/or queer theory to their life, and
  2. Shown excellence in course-related research.

Self-nominations are appropriate and encouraged. WGSS faculty may also nominate students.

Applications must include the following:

  1. Completed nomination form (see link below).
  2. An essay of approximately two pages describing your experience with WGSS and pertaining to the two criteria above.
  3. A resume or CV.

All materials must be submitted electronically as attachments by 13 April 2020 to wsu.wgss@wsu.edu

Celia Forrest Award Nomination Form

Creative Achievement Award in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

First place • Second place • Third Place

This award honors students’ contributions to feminist studies and queer studies creative expression. Specifically, we are looking for a single piece of work or project that demonstrates exceptional achievement and artistic expression. Creativity, personal investment, and overall excellence are some of the qualities that this work should exhibit.

Any work meeting the above criteria that has been completed by a women’s studies major or minor or queer studies minor in a WGSS course between April 24, 2019 and April 13, 2020 is eligible for consideration.

Self-nominations are appropriate and encouraged. WGSS faculty may also nominate a student’s work.

Applications must include the following:

  1. Completed nomination form (see link below).
  2. A copy of the assignment.
  3. The creative work or project: copies of poems or prose (PDF), photographs of visual arts, or video of performing arts.
  4. A one-page statement explaining the background and significance of the project.

All materials must be submitted electronically as attachments by 13 April 2020 to wsu.wgss@wsu.edu

Creative Achievement Award Nomination Form

Scholarly Achievement Award in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

First place • Second place • Third Place

This award honors students’ outstanding contributions to feminist studies and/or queer studies scholarship. Specifically, we are looking for a single piece of work that demonstrates exceptional achievement in research, application of theory, and/or writing. Originality, personal investment, and overall excellence are some of the qualities this work should exhibit.

Any work meeting the above criteria that has been completed by women’s studies majors or minors and queer studies minors in a WGSS course between April 24, 2019 and April 13, 2020 is eligible for consideration.

Self-nominations by WGSS majors and minors are appropriate and encouraged. WGSS faculty may also make nominations.

Applications must include the following:

  • Completed nomination form (see link below).
  • A copy of your paper and the assignment.
  • A one-paragraph statement explaining why this work merits consideration for the award.

All materials must be submitted electronically as attachments by 13 April 2020 to wsu.wgss@wsu.edu

Scholarly Achievement Award Nomination Form


Instructional Faculty

Susan Armitage Teaching Award

Honoring the legacy of Susan Armitage, WSU professor emerita of history (1978-2008) and former director of the Women’s Studies program, is given annually to a WGSS faculty member, instructor, or teaching graduate assistant for their contributions to WGSS as recognized by the program’s majors/minors. Criteria for this award are:

  • Contributing to the development of WGSS in an exceptional manner.
  • Providing a feminist/womanist/anti-racist role model for students at WSU.

Susan Armitage Teaching Award Application

College Scholarships

The College of Arts and Sciences awards more than $85,000 annually through more than 35 scholarship funds.

Future Cougars Embracing Diversity

This program for Washington state residents is in a transitional stage, so watch the Admissions website for details as they are announced!

McNair Scholar Awards

Undergraduates planning to pursue a Ph.D. who a) qualify as low-income and first-generation OR b) are from a group underrepresented in graduate education may be eligible for the federally funded McNair Achievement Program.

Graduate Opportunities

For information on additional awards available to graduate students, see the Office of Grant & Research Development.