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Applications for Awards

The Center for Women's and Gender Studies is pleased to offer awards and scholarships to WVU students, faculty, and staff. We encourage all who are interested to review the criteria for the individuals awards below and apply! 

Please email kelly.watson@mail.wvu.edu with any questions.

All applications for Academic Year 2020-2021 awards and scholarships are due no later than 11:59 PM on March 15th, 2021

Outstanding Women's and Gender Studies Senior
Outstanding Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Teaching Assistant
Sallie Lowther Norris Showalter Award for Excellence in Mathematics 
Velma Miller / West Virginia Alliance for Women's & Gender Studies Graduate Scholar Award 
Winifred South Knutti Graduate Scholarship in Women's Studies 
Alma and Claude Rowe Excellence Through Equity Award
Carrie Koeturius Scholarship


Outstanding Senior

Faculty members and Graduate Teaching Assistants may nominate an outstanding senior no later than March 15th, 2021. The Women's and Gender Studies Awards Committee will select the recipient from these nominees.You may preview the survey here, but you must complete the official form via the link below. Your progress will be saved automatically. 
Nominate an outstanding WGST Senior today!

Recent Recipients:   Sarah Smith (2021), Hannah Jack (2020), Alayna Kimble (2018) 


Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

Faculty members, Graduate Teaching Assistants, and undergraduate students may nominate an outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant no later than March 15th, 2021. The Women's and Gender Studies Awards Committee will select the recipient from these nominees. You may preview the survey here, but you must complete the official form via the link below. Your progress will be saved automatically. 
Nominate an outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant today!

Recent Recipients:   Juliana Spradling (2021), Kalo Sokoto (2020), Megan McGee (2018)

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

This award recognizes an undergraduate woman 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. You may preview the survey here, but you must complete the official form via the link below. Your progress will be saved automatically. 

Apply for the Sallie Lowther Norris Showalter Award for Excellence in Mathematics & Related Disciplines!

All portions of the application must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on March 15th, 2021

Recent Recipients:   Laura Worthen (2021), Aradhita Yadava (2020), Anna Katherine Turner (2018)


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

This award supports graduate work in women's and gender studies and honors Velma M. Miller, a founding member of the West Virginia Alliance for Women's Studies and a leader in community service.  Candidates for this award must be women who have been accepted into a post-baccalaureate degree program at WVU.  The recipients must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 graduate credits in the semester during which the award is made and have a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.  The coursework and/or theses of the candidates should have significant women's and gender studies content.  In addition, successful candidates must demonstrate leadership ability and show unusual promise as leaders in their fields who are committed to social justice. You may preview the survey here, but you must complete the official form via the link below. Your progress will be saved automatically. 
Apply for the Velma Miller/West Virginia Alliance for Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Scholar Award!
All portions of the application must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on March 15th, 2021

Recent Recipients:   Alexandria Ebert (2021), Olivia M. Lee (2020), Lacey Bonar (2018)


Winifred South Knutti Graduate Scholarship in Women’s Studies

This scholarship supports graduate work in women’s and gender studies. The award honors the first woman to receive a graduate degree at WVU in 1889. Funded by the WVU Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund, it celebrates the first century of women’s education at WVU, and the centenary goal of excellence through equity. Candidates must be currently enrolled in good standing in a WVU graduate program and, when possible, their course of study and/or research should adopt a women’s and gender studies perspective. They must be a West Virginia resident and document financial need. You may preview the survey here, but you must complete the official form via the link below. Your progress will be saved automatically. 
Apply for the Winifred South Knutti Graduate Scholarship in Women's Studies Award!
All portions of the application must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on March 15th, 2021

Recent Recipients:   Susana Mazuelas Quirce (2021), Olivia M. Lee (2020) Catherine Ferrari (2018)


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 Rowes recognized the positive role that higher education could play in the lives of individuals, families and communities. (Minimum award: $500)You may preview the survey here, but you must complete the official form via the link below. Your progress will be saved automatically. 

Apply for the Alma and Claude Rowe Excellence Through Equity Award!

All portions of the application must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on March 15th, 2021

Recent Recipients: Rayna Momen (2021), Charlotte Hoelke (2020)


Carrie Koeturius Scholarship

This endowment provides support for female students who are admitted or readmitted as undergraduate or graduate students within the Women’s and Gender Studies Program 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. You may preview the survey here, but you must complete the official form via the link below. Your progress will be saved automatically. 

Apply for the Carrie Koeturius Scholarship!

All portions of the application must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on March 15th, 2021

Recent Recipients:   Nayreshca Pacheco Sanchez (2021), Cheyenne L. Mallory (2020)