Awards and Scholarships


The Charlotte Brozer Shapiro Scholarship in Women’s Studies will be awarded to a student majoring in Women’s Studies. The first scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2019.

Novak Family TerpStart Endowed Scholarship in LGBT Studies is administered through the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) and is awarded to a student in the LGBT Studies certificate or minor program. Find a list of past recipients here.

Rodler/Wood Scholarship is awarded based on one or more of the following criteria:  demonstrated financial need, hardship based on sexual orientation, academic interest in LGBT Studies, and extracurricular activities on behalf of LGBT issues. The 2019 recipient of the scholarship is Tytan Taliaferro, an undergraduate Bioengineering student. Find a list of past recipients here.

Dr. Ruth Zambrana and Tytan Taliaferro stand shaking hands facing the camera at lavender graduation
Dr. Ruth Zambrana and 2019 Rodler/Wood Scholarship Recipient Tytan Taliaferro at the
May 2019 Lavender Graduation ceremony


Academic Enrichment Grants for Women’s Studies Majors provides funds to be used for research or participation in academic or leadership conferences and workshops, or other activities that will enhance a major’s education in women, gender, and/or sexuality studies. Applications are accepted twice a year with deadlines on October 15 each year for projects during the September to February time period, and March 15 for projects during the February to August time period. Find full details about how to apply.

Laura Nichols Award recognizes student commitment to equality, inclusion, and social change. Find more about Laura Nichols and how to apply to this award here. Learn about past recipients here.

National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Conference Awards are given each fall to support the participation of undergraduate students in the NWSA annual conference. The award covers transportation, hotel, conference registration, and meals. Find a list of past recipients here.