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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Frances L. Webster Scholarship

Frances L. Webster Scholarship

Women’s and Gender Studies

$750 Tuition Award


Eligible candidates: any declared Women’s and Gender Studies minor who has completed or is completing at least six hours of Women’s and Gender Studies core-required courses.   Examples include:


Women's & Gender Studies:  Introduction

Images of Women in Literature

United States Women's History

Introduction to Women's Health

Black Women in America:  Challenge, Spirit, Survival

Gender Issues in Communication

Women and Christianity

Women, Men and Society

Feminist Theories in the Social Science



1.  Academic achievement (3.0 GPA or better).

2.  Involvement in the Women’s & Gender Studies program and women’s and gender issues.

3.  Demonstrated responsibility and initiative.

4.  Demonstrated commitment to diversity in activism and scholarship.


To Apply:

Submit a letter describing your interest in the academic study of women and gender and your commitment to women’s and gender issues. Make sure to include you GPA, past achievement, present endeavors, and/or future goals. Include two names and contact information for faculty references. Applicants must also complete the university scholarship form found here:


Date Due:        

Applications are due to 225 Sabin by February 15.  A committee of the Women’s and Gender Studies Advisory Board will review these applications.

 For Further Information:

Dr. Catherine MacGillivray,, 319-273-7102


Francis L. Webster was the first woman to teach at UNI and the only woman among the founders of what is today called the University of Northern Iowa.