Women's Studies Scholarships
Scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year have been awarded. Application materials for 2014-15 will be available October 2013.
Anna T. Rigles Travel Award
Anna T. Rigles has established this travel award for students studying in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. The award will go towards defraying conference fees and conference travel-related expenses for undergraduate students who will be presenting or attending conference(s) related to the field of women, gender and sexuality studies. The award is for up to $500 of anticipated travel expenses.
Frances Lenore Jones Scholarship
The Frances Lenore Jones Scholarship was established to support undergraduate women students majoring in Women’s Studies who are pursuing their education while maintaining family responsibilities. The annual award is $4,000 distributed over three terms and may be renewed if a 3.0 GPA is maintained.
Lancy C. Jen Scholarship
Lancy C. Jen Scholarship was established by her family to honor her legacy as a dedicated educator. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students majoring in Women’s Studies who are incorporating mathematics and/or sciences into their educational program and/or career goals. The annual scholarship award is $4,000.
Students are encouraged to meet with faculty member Sally McWilliams in the Women’s Studies Department to discuss how their program of study and goals might fit the criteria of this award.
Linda C. Hummer Scholarship
Linda Hummer was a committed feminist educator at PSU. She was the college professor everyone wanted to have. She taught passionately about race, class, gender and social justice. She inspired, mentored, and changed people's lives. Overcoming financial and physical hurdles, Linda was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was the creative force behind numerous Women's Studies initiatives designing and teaching such courses as "Gender, Class and Culture" and "Women, Creativity, and Healing." In addition to her passion for art and gardening, Linda was dedicated to making education affordable to women students at PSU. This book scholarship has been established in her memory to continue her efforts. The scholarship will go to Women's Studies majors who have demonstrated academic excellence, performed outstanding service to Women's Studies and the community, or overcome barriers to pursue their educational goals. The scholarship is a one-time award of $300, to be disbursed prior to Fall term.
Meg Eileenchild O'Hara Scholarship
Meg Eileenchild O’Hara played a pivotal role at PSU during the 1970’s in transforming an informal collection of classes focused on women and feminism into the vibrant degree-granting program that is Women’ s Studies today. Meg’s vision of a program focused on feminist activism and student-centered learning lives on. As a woman whose education was interrupted, Meg understood the vital importance of student support programs and was influential in establishing the Mentor Program for Returning women Students at PSU. This scholarship has been established to give Women’s Studies majors and post-bac certificate students, whose education has been interrupted for five years or more, a one-time award to support their academic goals. The scholarship annual award is $350.