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Honors, Scholarships and Awards

All applications are due by Friday March 24, 2023.

1. Students/Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

  Outstanding Women’s and Gender Studies Senior                                                                      This award is given to a through the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies for exemplary work in the discipline.

  To apply, go to this link:    https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0diVIeHmlC9QugJ 

 

Carrie Koeturius Scholarship for Returning Women Students

  This endowment provides support for students identifying as female who are admitted or readmitted as undergraduate or graduate students after an interruption in their education. Carrie Koeturius is a former Morgantown women’s rights activist who came to WVU to finish her bachelor’s degree in social work. 

Eligibility :    Students must enroll in one of the following Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) degree programs: The WGST Regents Bachelor of Arts emphasis area, the WGST major, the WGST minor, the LGBTQ Studies minor, and the WGST graduate certificate.

Awards:    Funds are available for one to three awards of $1000 - $5000 each. Awards must be used during the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

  For further information, please email  wgst@mail.wvu.edu  and put Koeturius Scholarship in the subject line.

  To apply, go to this link:   https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b8Z51iOHFmvdQLX

 

Sallie Lowther Norris Showalter Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Related Disciplines

  This award recognizes an undergraduate woman or female identifying student who demonstrates high mathematical and/or scientific achievement and commitment to social justice and/or women’s and gender studies issues. Sallie Norris Showalter was one of the first ten women admitted to WVU in 1889. She won the freshman math prize in 1890 and was an outspoken advocate for women in higher education.  

Eligibility  Funds shall be used to provide an annual scholarship for an undergraduate female or female identified student. Candidates must be in good standing in a WVU undergraduate program and must demonstrate high academic achievement in mathematics or mathematics-based study and involvement in, or demonstrated awareness of social justice and/or women's studies issues.                                                                                                                                                              

Awards : One award of $1000 will be made for academic year 2022-2023

For further information, please email  wgst@mail.wvu.edu and put Showalter Award in the subject line.

  To apply, go to this link:  https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3vAyxtgqVVgqvlj

 

Alma and Claude Rowe Excellence Through Equity Award

The Rowe award promotes access to education in Appalachia. Endowed in 1991 by Eldridge and Rosaline Rowe and their son Larry Rowe on the occasion of the WVU Women’s Centenary, the award honors the memory of Eldridge’s parents and Larry’s grandparents, Alma and Claude Rowe. The Rowe's recognized the positive role that higher education could play in the lives of individuals, families and communities.

Awards and amounts:  Funds are available for one to three awards of between $500 and $5000 each for fiscal year 2022-2023.

Purpose:  Endowment income is to be used for prizes and grants to encourage and recognize persons who work for educational excellence through equity, by focusing upon issues relating to access to education in Appalachia.  Such issues would include without limitation, the access of Appalachian peoples to education, historically, now, and in the future; with some consideration of the persons and factors which enable first generation family members to attend college, and the impacts which such first generation students and graduates have upon the educational process and the development of the Appalachian region.  

Eligibility: Faculty, staff and undergraduate or graduate students may apply to this fund for support for research, coursework, service learning, internships, curriculum, course material development, travel, professional development and so on. 

Potential projects include, but are not limited to:

o   Increasing college attendance and graduation, especially for first­-generation college students.

o   Increasing the success of girls and minorities in science, math, and other “nontraditional” areas.

o   Developing gender, race, and culture­ sensitive curriculum materials and teaching strategies.

o   Promoting successful completion of high school or the GED.

  For further information, please email  wgst@mail.wvu.edu  and enter Rowe award in the subject line. 

  To apply go to this link:  https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6zneAdMw47YP5iZ

  Please note that all scholarship and awards are subject to the availability of funds.

 


2. Students/Graduate Awards, Scholarships, Grants and Teaching Assistantships.

  Outstanding Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Teaching Assistant                                      This award is given through the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the Center of Women's and Gender Studies for Exemplary Work.

  To apply, go to this link:    https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_79GlOX66zA0ASsR

 

Carrie Koeturius Scholarship for Returning Women Students

  This endowment provides support for students identifying as female who are admitted or readmitted as undergraduate or graduate students after an interruption in their education. Carrie Koeturius is a former Morgantown women’s rights activist who came to WVU to finish her bachelor’s degree in social work. 

Eligibility: Students must enroll in one of the following Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) degree programs: The WGST Regents Bachelor of Arts emphasis area, the WGST major, the WGST minor, the LGBTQ Studies minor, and the WGST graduate certificate.

Awards: Funds are available for one to three awards of $1000 - $5000 each. Awards must be used during the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

  For further information, please email  wgst@mail.wvu.edu  and put Koeturius Scholarship in the subject line.

To apply, go to this link:   https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b8Z51iOHFmvdQLX

 

Velma Miller/West Virginia Alliance for Women's & Gender Studies Graduate Scholar Award

 

This award supports women and female identified students completing graduate work at WVU.  It honors Velma M. Miller, a founding member of the West Virginia Alliance for Women's Studies and a leader in community service.  

Eligibility: Candidates for this award must be women or female identified students who have been accepted and are or will/be enrolled full-time into a post-baccalaureate degree program at WVU.  Recipients must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. In addition, successful candidates must demonstrate leadership ability and show unusual promise as leaders in their fields who are committed to social justice. Successful candidates must demonstrate marked leadership ability and/or show unusual promise as disciplinary, career, or community leaders who are committed to social justice. Their coursework and/or theses must have significant content related to Women's and Gender Studies content. 

Amounts and availability:  One award of $1000 will be made for fiscal year 2022-2023. The award may, at the discretion of the Director of the WVU Center for Women's Studies and in cases of exemplary merit, be renewed for up to three years. 

Application process: Candidates must be nominated by university faculty and/or staff.

  For further information, please email  wgst@mail.wvu.edu  and put Velma Miller Award in the subject line.

  To apply, go to this link:   https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3NOwW9VLK1unfYF

 

Winifred South Knutti Graduate Scholarship in Women's Studies

 

This scholarship was created in recognition of the WVU Women's Centenary to encourage the attainment of the Centenary's goal of excellence through equity.  In 1898, Winifred South became the first woman to receive a graduate degree from WVU.   The Knutti Scholarship is funded by the WVU Alumni Association's Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund. 

Eligibility: Candidates must be WV residents enrolled full time and in good standing in WVU graduate programs. Normally, their course of study and/or research should adopt a women’s and gender studies perspective.  

Awards: One award of $1000 will be made for academic year 2022-2023.

For further information, please email  wgst@mail.wvu.edu and put Winifred South Knutti Graduate Scholarship in the subject line.

To apply, go to this link:   https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bdZltaADniwWU7P

 

Alma and Claude Rowe Excellence Through Equity Award

The Rowe award promotes access to education in Appalachia. Endowed in 1991 by Eldridge and Rosaline Rowe and their son Larry Rowe on the occasion of the WVU Women’s Centenary, the award honors the memory of Eldridge’s parents and Larry’s grandparents, Alma and Claude Rowe. The Rowe's recognized the positive role that higher education could play in the lives of individuals, families and communities.


Awards and amounts:  Funds are available for one to three awards of between $500 and $5000 each for fiscal year 2022-2023.

  Purpose:  Endowment income is to be used for prizes and grants to encourage and recognize persons who work for educational excellence through equity, by focusing upon issues relating to access to education in Appalachia.  Such issues would include without limitation, the access of Appalachian peoples to education, historically, now, and in the future; with some consideration of the persons and factors which enable first generation family members to attend college, and the impacts which such first generation students and graduates have upon the educational process and the development of the Appalachian region. 

Eligibility: Faculty, staff and undergraduate or graduate students may apply to this fund for support for research, coursework, service learning, internships, curriculum, course material development, travel, professional development and so on. 

 

Potential projects include, but are not limited to:

o   Increasing college attendance and graduation, especially for first­-generation college students.

o   Increasing the success of girls and minorities in science, math, and other “nontraditional” areas.

o   Developing gender, race, and culture­ sensitive curriculum materials and teaching strategies.

o   Promoting successful completion of high school or the GED.

For further information, please email  wgst@mail.wvu.edu and enter Rowe award in the subject line. 

To apply go to this link:  https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6zneAdMw47YP5iZ

Assistantship:

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies is hiring graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) for the academic year 2022-2023. Assistantships may be renewable depending on the needs of the program and the candidate’s performance. GTAs in Women’s and Gender Studies must be full-time WVU graduate students in good standing during the fall and spring semesters of 2022-2023. An academic background in women’s and gender studies or a related discipline is preferred. Teaching assistants typically will teach two sections of the WGST 170: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies during each semester under the supervision of a faculty member in the Center. All GTAs must enroll in and complete the WGST Graduate Certificate, attend a one day training prior to the start of classes and enroll in WGST 790: Teaching Practicum each semester they teach. Appointment is dependent upon a student’s academic progress, teaching effectiveness, and availability of department funds. Normally, GTAs receive support for travel to the National Women's Studies Association conference, or similar professional development opportunities, to enhance their effectiveness in the classroom.

For consideration you will need a cover letter, CV or resume, 2 letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts.

Due date:  

  To apply go to this link: 

 

Please note that all assistantships, scholarship and awards are subject to the availability of funds.

 

3. Faculty/Grants


Alma and Claude Rowe Excellence Through Equity Award

The Rowe award promotes access to education in Appalachia. Endowed in 1991 by Eldridge and Rosaline Rowe and their son Larry Rowe on the occasion of the WVU Women’s Centenary, the award honors the memory of Eldridge’s parents and Larry’s grandparents, Alma and Claude Rowe. The Rowe's recognized the positive role that higher education could play in the lives of individuals, families and communities.


Awards and amounts:  Funds are available for one to three awards of between $500 and $5000 each for fiscal year 2022-2023.

  Purpose:  Endowment income is to be used for prizes and grants to encourage and recognize persons who work for educational excellence through equity, by focusing upon issues relating to access to education in Appalachia.  Such issues would include without limitation, the access of Appalachian peoples to education, historically, now, and in the future; with some consideration of the persons and factors which enable first generation family members to attend college, and the impacts which such first generation students and graduates have upon the educational process and the development of the Appalachian region. 


Eligibility: Faculty, staff and undergraduate or graduate students may apply to this fund for support for research, coursework, service learning, internships, curriculum, course material development, travel, professional development and so on. 

  Potential projects include, but are not limited to:

o   Increasing college attendance and graduation, especially for first­-generation college students.

o   Increasing the success of girls and minorities in science, math, and other “nontraditional” areas.

o   Developing gender, race, and culture­ sensitive curriculum materials and teaching strategies.

o   Promoting successful completion of high school or the GED.

  For further information, please email  wgst@mail.wvu.edu  and enter Rowe award in the subject line. 

  To apply go to this link:  https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6zneAdMw47YP5iZ

 

Helen E. Almasy Academic Enrichment Award

 This award supports the academic enrichment of undergraduate and graduate female students in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences while also recognizing, encouraging, and supporting the leadership, mentoring, and management skills of those students.

Eligibility: undergraduate or graduate female students in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences who are pursuing a major, a minor or a certificate in the programs offered by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies or the college's Leadership Studies Program. The resources of the award will be used to help the recipient pursue an academic enrichment activity that will strengthen the recipient's leadership and/or mentoring skills.

Such activities could be, but are not limited to:

  - attending a leadership conference, workshop, or presentation; 

  - working on a campaign or with an appropriate non-profit organization; 

  - organizing an event at West Virginia University or elsewhere; 

  - undertaking a relevant project; 

  - volunteering where one's leadership and mentoring skills would be utilized; 

  - pursuing an internship or coaching opportunities; 

  - enrolling in a relevant academic offering;

  - or any other relevant activities that align with the award description.

Awards:    Funds are available for one to three awards of $1000 - $5000 each. Awards must be used during the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

  For further information, please email wgst@mail.wvu.edu and put Helen E Almasy Academic Enrichment Award in the subject line. 

  To apply, go to this link: 

Please note that all scholarship and awards are subject to the availability of funds.