College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

group of WGS students at Cynthia Bond

Scholarships and Assistantships

We offer several financial opportunities for the current and prospective students of our programs. We have scholarship options for both our minor and graduate students, as well as graduate assistantships. 

Frances L. Webster Scholarship

This is a $500 tuition scholarship that is offered to either one WGS master student or SWAG minor student each year.

Agathon Scholarship

This is a $1000 scholarship awarded to a student who has demonstrated a strong commitment to, and an active role, in LGBT issues. Both undergraduate and graduate applications are welcome, however WGS graduate students will be given preference.

Outstanding Graduate Paper Award

This annual competition is designed to encourage and reward graduate scholars on their research in the area of gender issues. We welcome all academic discipline submissions. The prize includes a $100 cash award and being spotlighted as our final SWAG Forum presenter for the academic year. 

Yang Travel Award

This fund is to be used to provide travel support for undergraduates and graduate students of the Women's and Gender Studies Program pursuing studies and/or research in China.

Graduate Assistantships

Women's and Gender Studies offers three types of assistantships to our graduate students:

  • Programming Graduate Assistantship
  • Teaching Graduate Assistantship
  • Research Graduate Assistantship