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Scholarships and Awards

Women’s 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.

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.

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 Studies at IUPUI.

Application Deadline: February 1st

Past Recipients

  • 2017: Sarah Bahr and Lyla Mahmoud
  • 2016: Sarah Bahr
  • 2015: Mary Bentley
  • 2014: Amanda Civis

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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

  • 2017: Matthew Preston
  • 2016: Emily Koenn
  • 2015: Skye Leasure and Kirat Sandhu
  • 2014: Savanna Bannister

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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

  • 2017: Matthew Preston
  • 2016: Brenna Dilley
  • 2015: Karman Kevlin Pate
  • 2014: Jimmanee Gomez-Spears and Karman Kevlin Pate

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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

  • 2017: Lexi Manges
  • 2016: Sarah Bahr
  • 2015: Karman Kevlin Pate
  • 2014: Alayna Lerner

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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

  • 2017: Lyla Mahmoud and Matthew Preston
  • 2016: Sarah Bahr
  • 2015: Sarah Bahr

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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

  • 2017: Retawnya Provenzano
  • 2016: Rachel Fulk
  • 2015: Brianna McCaslin
  • 2014: Eric Hamilton and 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

  • 2017: Tatum Ellis and Fariraishe Muzondo
  • 2016: Sarah Bahr and Sarah Evans
  • 2015: Allison Muzzey and Masada Sparrow
  • 2014: Savanna Bannister, Hannah Sikma, and Jennifer Smedley
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ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN

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