Scholarships for Women's Studies Majors

If you’re a Women’s Studies Major, then you already know plenty about gender roles, societal constructs, feminism and what it means to be a woman. What you might not know, however, is that your status as a Women’s Studies Major may qualify you for one or more college scholarships. Some of the available scholarships are offered by foundations and organizations such as the National Organization for Women. Many more are funded by individual colleges and universities such as Appalachian State University, the University of Wisconsin Madison, San Diego State University, California State University Chico and Avila University. Requirements vary from scholarship to scholarship, but potential recipients will typically need to submit official transcripts, write an essay on a topic related to Women’s Studies, demonstrate a certain level of financial need, obtain letters of recommendation or meet a minimum grade point average. If you’re interested in learning more about scholarships for Women’s Studies Majors, read on.

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  • 1,000 - 1,600
  • 8 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|American Studies|Africana Studies|Gender Studies|Women's Studies|Political Science|Religion|Law|Geography|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|Post-doctoral level study|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Dec-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|Anthropology|Women's Studies|Art|Ethnic/cultural studies|English|Geography|Labor Studies|Literature|Sociology|Urban Studies|Communications|
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|Master's-level study|Doctoral-level study|
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The Henning Graduate Fellowship in Labor Culture and History was created by The Fund for Labor Culture and History. This fellowship supports innovative study of the philosophies, identities, problems, and the expressive cultures of working people in the U.S.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000 - 1,600
  • 8 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |American Studies|Africana Studies|Gender Studies|Women's Studies|Political Science|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|Post-doctoral level study|
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Month-long residential fellowships to encourage the scholarly use of the Library's Resources awarded to qualified post-doctoral researchers and Ph. D. candidates since 1985.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.5
View Details NWSA-University of Illinois Press First Book Prize National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Gender Studies|Women's Studies|
  • Organization: National Women's Studies Association (Professional Organization)
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This award was made possible by the National Women's Studies Association and the University of Illinois Press. This is a competition for the best dissertation or first book manuscript by a single author in the field of women's and gender studies. Applicants must be National Women's Studies Association members to be eligible. The competition is open to scholars from all disciplinary backgrounds but work that speaks effectively across disciplines, and projects that offer new perspectives on concerns central to the field of women's and gender studies are encouraged.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details NWSA Graduate Scholarship National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Women's Studies|
  • Organization: National Women's Studies Association (Professional Organization)
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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This award was established by the National Women's Studies Association to benefit students who will be engaged in the research or writing stages of a Master's Thesis or Ph.D. Dissertation in the interdisciplinary field of women's studies. Applicants must have a research project must enhance the NWSA mission. NWSA membership is required.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Architecture|Journalism|Spirituality and Health|Women's History|Religious Studies|Nineteenth-century History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The Research Fellowships at The Mary Baker Eddy Library is awarded to graduate students, researchers, academic scholars interested in working the librarys collections. Applicants must be doing research in womens history, spirituality and health, religious studies, nineteenth-century history, architecture, and journalism
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Mary Baker Eddy Library Research Fellowships Organization of American Historians
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Architecture|Journalism|Spirituality and Health|Women's History|Religious Studies|Nineteenth-century History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The Mary Baker Eddy Library Research Fellowships accepts applicants who are academic scholars, independent researchers, and graduate students. The applicabts must have research that include women's history, spirituality and health, religious studies, nineteenth-century history, architecture or journalism.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Ann Ferguson Women and Gender Studies Scholarship Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Gender Studies|Women's Studies|
  • School (College): Attend |University of MassachusettsAmherst (MA)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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This scholarship was established to benefit undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees or certificates in women and gender studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship Delaware Higher Education Commission
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Art History|History|Anthropology|Women's Studies|Political Science|Philosophy|Art|Economics|English|Sociology|Criminal Justice|Language|Social Work|Communications|Psychology|Human Services|International Relations|Mass Communications|Art Conservation|Black American Studies|Comparative Literature|Continental European Studies|East Asian Studies|Foreign Languages & Literatures|Latin American studies|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Delaware|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Delaware (DE)|Delaware State University (DE)|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to outstanding high school seniors who are planning to pursue a post-secondary education University of Delaware or Delaware State University.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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