Scholarships and Awards
- Women's and Gender Studies Feminist Scholarship
- IU South Bend Women's and Gender Studies Excellence Award
- WGS Essay Contest Winners, Research Category
- WGS Essay Contest Winners, Creative Category
- Pat McNeal Agent of Change Award
- WGS Honor Society - Triota
Women's and Gender Studies Feminist Scholarship
This award was created to support undergraduate students majoring in Women's and Gender Studies at IU South Bend.
Each Scholarship will be a minimum of $2,500 and is not renewable.
Deadline: March 1
WGS Feminist Scholarship Award:
- 2020-2021: Jessica Gloster
- 2019-2020: Kayla Isenbletter
- 2018-2019 - Mark Streeter
- 2017-2018 - Nargiza Amirova
- 2016-2017 - Rhonda Redman
IU South Bend Women's and Gender Studies Excellence Award:
- 2021-2022: Jessica Bayer
- 2020-2021: Dionysus Raven
- 2019-2020: Jenna Sule and Mandy Longley
- 2018-2019: Emily Richarson and Mark Streeter
- 2017-2018 - Briauna Gaffney and Leah MacDonald
- 2016-2017 - Sandra McCarthy and Rhonda Redman
- 2015-2016 - Myrna Haas
- 2013-2014 - Bethany Dobson
- 2012-2013 - Wendy Davis
- 2011-2012 - Mackenzie Cook
- 2010-2011 - Kellirae Boann, Mo Pickar
- 2009-2010 - Noel Ullery
- 2008-2009 - Amanda Buday
- 2007-2008 - Kris Cravens-Hutton
- 2006-2007 - Alison Moss
- 2005-2006 - Amanda Fack
- 2004-2005 - Aryn Schounce
- 2003-2004 - Rebecca Shaffer
- 2002-2003 - Suzette Vandewalle
- 2001-2002 - Peggy Miller
- 2000-2001 - Catherine T. Romano
- 1999-2000 - Heather A. Dicks
- 1998-1999 - Geraldine Bryan
- 1997-1998 - Patricia Marvel
- 1996-1997 - Emily Philotoff
- 1995-1996 - Lori McNeil
- 1994-1995 - Kirstin Golden
- 1993-1994 - Kelly Burns
WGS Essay Contest Winners, Research Category
WGS holds a writing contest open to all IU South Bend undergraduate students each year. We accept submissions related to gender, women’s experiences, or sexuality in 2 categories: creative (poetry, stories) or research (essays, empirical research). The deadline is in January each year. Submit your work to the Women’s Studies office Wiekamp 2228. Please limit submissions to 20 pages, and attach 2 title pages to your work: one with your name, title of work, and your contact information, and another with only the title of your work to ensure blind review by a panel of judges. There is a monetary prize for the winning entries, and winning writers are publicly acknowledged at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors Night each spring.
2021-22 - Kristin Yates for "'Black Women That Did Something Special': Where Are the Black Women in American Baseball and Softball History?"
2017-18 - Mark Streeter, “Native American Sterilization Abuses: A Cultural Analysis.”
2015-16 - Stephen Salisbury for "'What's the Difference?' A Sociological Analysis of Age-Disparate Relationships and How They Fit in As a Contested Sexuality”
2012-13 - Patricia Linner for "The Role of Race and Class in the Criminalization of Motherhood"
2011-12 - Austin Blue for "Trans as Chaos: The Struggle for Transgender Autonomy"
2010-11 - Rebecca Gibson for "Looking at Me, Looking at You: What Does the Camera in American Film Represent?"
2009-10 - Noel Ullery for "What Natalie Dylan Means for 'Virginity'"
2008-09 - Alisha Neuschwander for "The Woman on the Street: Ordinary Women as Spies in World War One"
2007-08 - Elaine Roughton for "Are We People? Examining British Married Women's Struggle to Gain the Vote."
2006-07 - Alison Moss for "Controlling Images of Black Men"
2005-06 - Sarah Barth for "Different Genders, Different Pathologies: A Study of DSM Disorders and Suggestions for Preventing Bias in Future Mental Health Professionals"
2004-05 - Julie Harner for "No Language...Merely a Cry: Factors Effecting the Beliefs in the Claims of Most Rape Victims"
2003-04 - Brooke Chapla for "The Fluidity of Gender as presented in Some Like It Hot"
2002-03 - Kelly Lanko for "The Burden of Slavery"
2001-02 - Peggy A. Miller for "One is the Loneliest Number"
2000-01 - Heather A. Dicks foe "The Impact of Masculinity on Civil-Military Relations"
1999-00 - Heather A. Dicks for "Ancient Dead White Males and the Future of Feminism"
and Linda Jacobson for "Kanter Revisited: A study of the Contemporary Boss-Secretary Relationship"
1998-99 - Jeanne Berger and Jolenta Brown for "Body Image in Women Over the Age of 50"
1997-98 - Angela Hawkins for "Opinions Regarding Responsibility for the Success or Failure of a Marriage: The Male and Female Perspective"
1996-97 - Elizabeth Penn-Grove for "World War II: Women Who Served"
1995-96 - David Young for "Feminism and Deconstruction: A Theoretically Happy Marriage"
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WGS Essay Contest Winners, Creative Category
- 2005-06 - Lisa Berlincourt for "Ellen's Idea"
- 2004-05 - Carrie Vrabel for "Incorporeal"
- 2003-04 - Martha Everett Smith for "Buckeyes"
- 2002-03 - Annie Tanger for "Confessions"
- 2001-02 - Kathryn Kolar for "Butterflies"
- 2000-01 - Ruth Cueva for "Under the Chicano Sun"
- 1999-00 - Karen Jacob for "Pomegranate Blossom"
- 1998-99 - Cathy Shelly for "1963"
- 1997-98 - Tanya L. Cain for "Blind"
- 1996-97 - Rahnee Patrick for "The Living" and "Virtual Reality"
- 1995-96 - Christine Hensley for "A Time Not Soon Forgotten"
- 1994-95 - Betty Benson for "An Attemp at the Juxtaposition..." and Cynthia LaFollette for "Denn Du Bist Mild"
Pat McNeal Agent of Change Award
- 2021-2022 - Izabella Gardner
- 2020-2021 - Gabby Frodyma
- 2019-2020 - Emily Richardson and Kayla Isenbletter
- 2018-2019 - Kylie Campbell and Katelyn Firestein
- 2017-2018 - Briauna Gaffney
- 2016-2017 - Maddie Hofferth and Liam Morley
- 2015-2016 - Rhonda Redman and Andi Trowbridge
- 2014-2015 - Dominique Bonilla and Cassandra Castro
- 2013-2014 - Brittanny Feathers and Keegan Zoll
- 2012-2013 - Rachel Cheeseman
- 2011-2012 - Brennan Lennox
- 2010-2011 - Noel Ullery
- 2009-2010 - Maureen Pickar
- 2008-2009 - Cristy Cummings
- 2008-2009 - Courtney Hardman
- 2007-2008 - Alison Moss
That's right WGS students, we have a WGS Honor's Society -- Iota, Iota, Iota (or Triota)!
We can't say come one, come all because this club does not work that way. So, then, who can become a member? Well you must meet certain criteria:
- 3.5 WGS GPA, 3.0 overall GPA.
- Have a minimum of 6 WGS credits
- And be a WGS major or minor.
You will need to do a few things:
- Join by the end of your senior year (easy peasy).
- Perform service for the program (who doesn't want to work on the library window for women's history month).
- Pay a small fee (a bargain at $15.00).
Plus you get some treats -- a pin and certificate and a nice honor's cord for graduation. And if you have colleagues who were thinking of being WGS majors or minors mention this exciting new venture to them as incentive to declare. Join Iota, Iota, Iota if you meet the criteria and if you do not yet meet the criteria think of Triota as your goal!
Contact Dr. R. to apply (email@example.com).
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