Scholarship Information

The WGSS Scholarship for 2021/22 is now closed.

Check out additional scholarship opportunities available through Scholarship Center. Good luck! 

(The 2021/22 scholarship process is closed and scholarship has been awarded.) Each year the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program selects one student who is a declared WGSS major or minor to receive a tuition waiver. Application is due April 30, 2021.  


QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be Women, Gender, and Sexuality Minors, Majors, or Concentrators who demonstrate a passion for, and an advanced knowledge of, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and are in excellent academic standing. Students must be full-time (at least 12 credits) undergraduates. Award cannot be used for self-sustaining courses. 


APPLICATION DOCUMENTS & DIRECTIONS: Please attach the following documents to one email and submit to Angela in the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program – 

  1. Scholarship application – page 2 of the WGSS scholarship application document 
  2. A personal statement addressing your background, interest and goals with regard to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and any community service or activism in the areas of feminism, sex, gender, and/or sexuality.
  3. An unofficial copy of your transcripts (academic history available in Web4U)
  4. One letter of recommendation in support of your application
    • Letter should address student’s specific engagement in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. (Start planning early in your requests for a letter. Usually writers appreciate at least two weeks notice, if not more.)
    • The writers of these letters must submit via email directly to Angela: 


EVALUATION CRITERION & NEXT STEPS: The scholarship recipient will be selected by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Scholarship Committee. Award will be based on the following criteria: academic excellence; directed focus in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as evidenced by the number of courses taken, ISPs, and progress toward minor, major, or concentrations; letter of recommendation; evidence of research/activism relating to feminism, sex, gender, and/or sexuality issues. Note: Incomplete packets are subject to disqualification.

Announcements will be shared by end of spring quarter via email. The earliest quarter that scholarship funds may be applied is fall 2021.