GWS Awards for undergraduates and graduate students

GWS celebrates the work of all our students. We select students winners without regard to their immigration status.

GWS Departmental Graduate Student Award

The Gender and Women’s Studies Graduate Prize is awarded annually to one outstanding GWS graduate concentrator in recognition of the student’s commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship in Gender and Women's Studies.The winner will receive a certificate of recognition, a monetary award of $250, and notice among the University’s award winners.

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • A one to two page letter describing how the candidate has used or advanced Gender and Women's Studies scholarship and/or goals for social change. The letter should explain the basis of the candidate’s application, and introduce the supporting material as described below.

  • Up to 30 pages maximum (double-spaced, 12 point type) of supporting material, such as a scholarly paper, portion of thesis or dissertation, grant proposal, description of organizational campaign or other activist project related to women or gender, or sample of creative work in any genre.

  • A recent curriculum vitae.

  • Two letters of recommendation (in sealed, signed envelopes) to be submitted by the candidate with the application. At least one letter must be from a UIC faculty member.
GWS Graduate Prize Application 2017

Please submit one physical copy of the applications to:

Dr. Jennifer Brier, Director
UIC Gender and Women's Studies Program (m/c 360)
1204 University Hall
601 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607

and one electronic copy to
Dr. Lynette Jackson, Director of Graduate Studies
lajackso@uic.edu

Applications are due Friday, April 7, 2017 by 5 PM.

GWS Departmental Undergraduate Student Award

This merit-based $250 prize is awarded annually to one outstanding GWS Major or Minor. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to feminist activism on campus and/or in the community. To be eligible, students must have completed (or currently be completing) the requirements for the Major or Minor in Gender and Women's Studies and must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. The deadline is April 7, 2017 by 5 PM.

GWS Undergraduate Prize Application 2017

Please submit one physical copy of the application and electronic copy to:

Dr. Jennifer Brier, Director
UIC Gender and Women's Studies Program (m/c 360)
1204 University Hall
601 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
jbrier@uic.edu

Applications are due Friday, April 7, 2017 by 5 PM.

Mary Bialas Award

This $750 scholarship is awarded annually to a Gender and Women's Studies major, minor, or a student who has taken GWS classes. Applicants should have demonstrated a commitment to women and/or children's issues and actively worked to improve the lives of women and/or children. The deadline is April 7, 2015 by 5 PM.

Mary Bialis Award Application

Please submit one physical copy of the application and electronic copy to:

Dr. Jennifer Brier, Director
UIC Gender and Women's Studies Program (m/c 360)
1204 University Hall
601 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
jbrier@uic.edu

Applications are due Friday, April 7, 2017 by 5 PM.

Kegan Travel Award

The Kegan Travel Award
 

Gender & Women’s Studies Program provides a limited number of awards, not to exceed $250.00 each, for graduate concentrators and program majors to travel to and participate in feminist conference spaces including, but not limited to National Women’s Studies Association, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, and Sociologists for Women in Society.   The award is intended to support students who will be presenting papers, posters, or creative work at the conference they attend. The travel award is supported by the Esther O. Kegan Fund.

Kegan Travel Award Application 2017

Please return applications to:
Dr. Jennifer Brier, Director
UIC Gender and Women's Studies Program (m/c 360)
1204 University Hall
601 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Applications are due Friday, April 7, 2017 by 5 PM.