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Scholarships and Awards

Dr. Catherine A. Dobris, presents the Indianapolis Women's Rotary Scholarship  and the
Anne and Dolores Donchin Memorial Service Award  to 2017 recipient: Matthew Preston.

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is proud to offer several scholarship and award opportunities for students in the IUPUI community. Offerings exist for students pursuing Women’s Studies as a minor or major and for others who have overcome barriers or providing outstanding community service on behalf of women in Indianapolis.

Anne and Dolores Donchin Memorial Service Award

This award honors an IUPUI student who has made a substantial contribution to Women’s Studies related service. Faculty nomination; students may self-nominate with essay and faculty reference.

Nomination Deadline: February 1st

Past Recipients

  • 2021: Janice N. Day
  • 2020: Janice N. Day
  • 2019: Elizabeth Duff
  • 2018: Maryann O'Connor
  • 2017: Matthew Preston
  • 2016: Emily Koenn
  • 2015: Skye Leasure,  Kirat Sandhu
  • 2014: Savanna Bannister

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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

Past Recipients

  • 2021: Eilidh Lark, Katey Kaiser
  • 2020: Eilidh Lark, Katey Kaiser
  • 2019: Janice N. Day
  • 2018: Sarah Bahr, Maryann O'Connor
  • 2017: Sarah Bahr, Lyla Mahmoud
  • 2016: Sarah Bahr
  • 2015: Mary Bentley
  • 2014: Amanda Civis

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Donchin and Byrne Women's Studies Student Fund Scholarship

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 15

Past Recipients

  • 2021: Dana Dobbins
  • 2020: Swapnali Chavan

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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

Past Recipients

  • 2021: Kathleen Whipker, Ashley Hotz
  • 2020: Melissa Preston
  • 2019:  Shauna Keith, Eilidh Lark
  • 2018: Nana Asante,  Alli Sites
  • 2017: Matthew Preston
  • 2016: Brenna Dilley
  • 2015: Karman Kevlin Pate
  • 2014: Jimmanee Gomez-Spears,  Karman Kevlin Pate

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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

Past Recipients

  • 2020: Houssainatou Diallo
  • 2019: Gloria Renollet
  • 2018: Maryann O'Connor
  • 2017: Lyla Mahmoud,  Matthew Preston
  • 2016: Sarah Bahr
  • 2015: Sarah Bahr

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The Friends of Women’s Studies Scholarship

This scholarship assists students minoring or majoring in the Women’s Studies Program at IUPUI.

Application Deadline: February 1st

Past Recipients

  • 2021: Katey Kaiser
  • 2020: Katey Kaiser
  • 2019: No recipient 
  • 2018: Sarah Bahr
  • 2017: Lexi Manges
  • 2016: Sarah Bahr
  • 2015: Karman Kevlin Pate
  • 2014: Alayna Lerner

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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

Past Recipients

  • 2021: Cheyenne Grimes and Madeline Hellmich
  • 2020: Leeah Mahon
  • 2019: Rachel Grissom, Jakie Swihart
  • 2018: Alessandra DeChancie
  • 2017: Retawnya Provenzano
  • 2016: Rachel Fulk
  • 2015: Brianna McCaslin
  • 2014: Eric Hamilton,  Lindsay Quandt

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Women’s Studies Undergraduate Research and Essay Contest

These awards honors an outstanding undergraduate research paper and essay written for an IUPUI undergraduate class written within the past fifteen months, addressing women, women’s studies, or topics of special concern to women.

Dr. Catherine A. Dobris, presents Outstanding Undergraduate Essay Contest award to 2017 recipient:  Fariraishe Muzondo

Dr. Catherine Dobris awarding Fariraishe Muzondo with a 2017 Women's Studies Undergraduate Research and Essay certificate

Application Deadline: March 1st

Past Recipients

  • 2021: Dana Dobbins and Emma Schwartz
  • 2020: Eden Rea-Hedrick, Shelby Hipp
  • 2019: Mikayla Powlen, Kyrsten Wagoner, John Upchurch
  • 2018: Mary Harris, Sarah Henderson
  • 2017: Tatum Ellis,  Fariraishe Muzondo
  • 2016: Sarah Bahr, Sarah Evans
  • 2015: Allison Muzzey, Masada Sparrow
  • 2014: Savanna Bannister, Hannah Sikma, Jennifer Smedley
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 ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN

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For more information, contact Dr. Catherine A. Dobris, Director, WGSS Program.