Scholarships & Awards

As a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies student, you will be eligible for a variety of scholarships and awards. Whether supporting research in the field, celebrating academic achievement, overcoming barriers, or providing outstanding community service on behalf of women in Indianapolis, the awards below are given annually. Apply every year.

What WGSS Did For Me

Chloe Broeker

Chloe Broeker

“The work that I did within the WGSS program ultimately shaped my future research pursuits at the graduate level. I was fortunate enough to complete an independent study under Dr. Catherine Dobris my final undergraduate semester, and it was within this work that I felt truly passionate about the research I was conducting. In my time spent in the WGSS program, I explored topics related to feminist rhetoric, self-image, intersectionalism, the male gaze, media representation, etc. As a current MA student, I plan to extend these studies to explore the gender data gap within healthcare, women’s mental health, and sexual education in the United States.”

“Come with an open mind and go deeper. Before beginning my education in WGSS, I was aware of the pervasiveness of sexism in our country. However, I was not equipped with the proper knowledge and tools necessary to understand such issues on a deeper level. Likewise, I never thought I could make a change. Now, I see that so can be a part of that change— knowledge is power. Always come prepared to learn something new!”

Chloe majored in communication studies and minored in professional writing and WGSS.
— Chloe Broeker, BA ‘21

Undergraduate Scholarships

Anne and Dolores Donchin Memorial Service Award

The award will be based on evidence of substantial contribution to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies related service on campus or in the local community. Faculty nomination: students may self-nominate with essay and faculty reference. Nomination Deadline: February 1st Read more.

The Arminda B. and Jean C. Bepko Scholarship in Women’s Studies

This award provides a scholarship for an outstanding student minoring or majoring in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at IUPUI. Application Deadline: February 1st Read more.

Donchin and Byrne Women’s Studies Student Fund

This scholarship supports liberal arts students who are doing research and/or projects on topics associated with Women's and/or Gender Studies at IUPUI. Application Deadline: February 1st Read more.

Indianapolis Women’s Rotary Club Scholarship

This award assists adult returning undergraduate students at IUPUI. Preference is given to women age 21 or older. Application Deadline: February 1st Read more.

Frances Dodson Rhome Scholarship

Benefits students with a demonstrated interest in women’s studies or English Literature. Honors Dr. Frances Rhome, Professor Emerita of English. Application Deadline: February 1st Read more.

Friends of WGSS Scholarship

This scholarship assists students majoring and minoring in the WGSS Program at IUPUI. Application Deadline: February 1st Read more.

Contests

Anne Donchin Graduate Research Contest in Women’s Studies

This award honors an outstanding graduate paper written for an IUPUI graduate class written within the past fifteen months, addressing women, women’s studies, or topics of special concern to women. Application Deadline: March 1st Read more.

WGSS Undergraduate Research and Essay Contest

These awards honor outstanding undergraduates’ research paper and essay written for an IUPUI undergraduate class written within the past fifteen months, addressing topics of special concern to women, gender, and sexuality. Application Deadline: March 1st Read more.

School of Liberal Arts Scholarships

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students may also be eligible for school and campus scholarships and awards. See the School of Liberal Arts Scholarships and Awards for more information.