Scholarships & Awards

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies


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2016-2017 Scholarship Winners

Jane Maddy Book Award - Now accepting applications for Fall 2017 awards!

Jane Maddy was one of the founding members of Women's Studies at UMD and taught Psychology courses that were part of the Women's Studies curriculum. Jane served on the Women's Studies Advisory Board during all of her years at UMD, and after she retired, served as the Chair of that group for many years. She was very dedicated to Women's Studies and feminist scholarship and causes, and we are honored to offer scholarships to our students in her honor.

This endowed fund allows us to offer two $500 scholarships annually to  Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies majors who have demonstrated their commitment to the mission of WGSS through their scholarship and activism. As we continue to grow this fund, we will be able to offer scholarships to even more of our students.

Congratulations to Amanda Szczech and Hannah Schleder, the 2016 Jane Maddy Book Award recipients.

The Women's Studies Legacy Award

This Scholarship was established in 2016 by an anonymous donor from the UMD campus community. The field of Women's Studies has made a lasting impact on the donor's life and he/she would like to assist a student in achieving their own successes. This $1000 scholarship can be awarded to one WGSS major each year.

Congratulations to Kylie Salo for being the first recipient of the Women's Studies Legacy Award!