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Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies


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This year the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies program has three scholarships to award. The award amounts range from $500-$1000 per award.

The Jane Maddy Scholarship (up to two award recipients)

To apply for the Jane Maddy Scholarship please fill out this form.

The Application Requirements are as follows:

  • Must be a full-time, undergraduate student majoring in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (You cannot be graduating in May of 2018).
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript to assess GPA and course work.
  • A personal statement to include (in approximately 500 words) - An essay or outline demonstrating how you express your commitment to WGSS, a list of your scholarly achievements, and your related civic engagement.
  • The application materials are due March 16, 2018. They will be reviewed by a committee from the Women’s Studies Advisory Board.

The WGSS Legacy Scholarship

Legacy Scholars are nominated by WGSS faculty to complete this form.

The application requirements are as follows:

  • Must be full time, undergraduate student majoring in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studes (you cannot be graduating in May 2018).
  • In 500 words or less, answer the following question: "The name of this scholarship is the Legacy Scholarship. What does that mean to you, and why is it an honor to be named such a scholar?"
  • The application is due March 16, 2018 and will be reviewed by a committee from the Women’s Studies Advisory Board.

Students are eligible to apply for/be awarded both A Jane Maddy Scholarship and the Legacy Scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact wsumd@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-7953