Grants & Awards

Your continued support of Iowa State University's Women’s and Gender Studies Program is greatly appreciated.

This scholarship supports an undergraduate student majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies at Iowa State University. In order to qualify for this $1000 scholarship, students must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors, enrolled as a student in the fall 2016 semester, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Selection is also based on the student’s demonstrated commitment to the field of women’s and gender studies.

Julissa Garcia, Linda Galyon Undergraduate Scholarship Award for 2017-18

Julissa is an undergraduate major in Women’s and Gender Studies at ISU. She is involved in several organizations on campus, including the Society for the Advancement of Gender Equity (SAGE). In her application for this award, she stated, “the furthering of my learning of the feminist movement through both women’s studies courses and SAGE has become a huge influence on my decisions to add a women’s studies major, and changing the course of my academic and professional field. I hope to take actions with my beliefs and that we continue the fight for equality.”

Other grants and awards …

Itzel Padron Zuniga, undergraduate student in Women's and Gender Studies, received an Undergraduate Social Action Award from the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS). This national award, given during the SWS meeting in Memphis, TN, in 2016, recognized Itzel "for her coordination of a student demonstration meant to challenge rape culture and victim-blaming rhetoric."

Christiana Langenberg, academic advisor for English and Women’s and Gender Studies, was awarded a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Innovation Grant for $2500.  She worked with several undergraduate to develop and lead the workshop “Beyond the Gender Binary:  Developing and Understanding of Inclusive Language Practices” during the spring semester at ISU.

Amy Bix, Professor of History, was the Winner of the 2015 Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize, from  the History of Science Society for her book Girls Coming to Tech!: A History of American Engineering Education for Women; (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013). This prize is awarded every other year in recognition of an    outstanding book on the history of women in science.

Abby Dubisar, Assistant Professor of English, was awarded a Women & Gender Studies Mini-Grant for Research & Professional Development. This award will help her conduct research in London at the archive of the Associate Country Women of the World (ACWW) where she will learn more about Iowa native Ruth Buxton Sayre who expanded the role of farm women as global citizens. 

Stacey Weber-Fève, Associate Professor of French, received the Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture. This award is given by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).


May and August 2016 Graduates in Women’s and Gender Studies

Masters Degree

Sarah Chase Crosby, MA in English Literature and Graduate minor in WGS. Thesis title: “Letting Gendered Spaces Go: Striving Toward Gender and Nature Balance Through Bonding in Disney's Frozen and Maleficent.”
May Bonvillain, MA in English and Graduate Minor in WGS.

Undergraduate BA Degree
Women’s and Gender Studies Major

Maisa Al-Wahaibi, Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies
Shelby Dill, Women’s and Gender Studies and English
Sarah Hohnstrater, English and Women’s and Gender Studies
Amy Lewison, Women’s and Gender Studies and English
Alexis Reber, Women’s and Gender Studies
Sam Shelton, English and Women’s and Gender Studies