Scholarships and Awards

The Herring Phelps Award for Scholarly Activism (Undergraduate Award)

Award Amount: $300.00

The goal of this award is to recognize and support GWSS majors whose personal activism is informed by feminism/feminist scholarship. We recognize that activist work is often a group effort. This award looks at your experience and understanding of your work in relation to your values as a feminist. The award will be given based on submission materials that link your community-based activism to a significant body of contemporary feminist scholarship.

Nomination: Nominations for this award can be made by GWSS Faculty, the GWSS Undergraduate Advisor, or GWSS Peers. Nomination form.

The Herring Phelps Award for Outstanding GWSS Senior (Undergraduate Award)

Award Amount: $300.00

The Herring Phelps Award for Outstanding GWSS Senior recognizes a GWSS student whose feminist scholarship, co-curricular activities, and/or exemplar service, and/or supporting the work of their peers is marked by excellence or distinction.

Nomination: Nominations for this award can be made by GWSS Faculty, the GWSS Undergraduate Advisor, or GWSS Peers. Nomination form.

The Marie Doman Award for Excellence in Teaching (Graduate Award)

Award Amount: $300.00

The goal of this award is to recognize a GWSS Teaching Assistant whose teaching represents the highest standard of teaching in feminist and/or women’s issues.

Nomination: Nominations for this award can be made by a GWSS Faculty Member. Nomination form.

The Pamela E. Yee Gender and Disability Studies Award

Amount: $500 to be split between a Graduate and Undergraduate Student at UW

This award is given annually to an undergraduate and graduate student for a written and/or visual project on any topic that most successfully integrates gender and disability studies. 

Nomination: Nominations for this award can be made by GWSS Faculty, the GWSS Undergraduate Advisor, GWSS Peers and non-GWSS Faculty. Graduate Nomination Form and Undergraduate Nomination Form.

Graduate Funding Opportunities

See Graduate Funding Opportunities for additional funding resources for graduate students.