Awards from GWS

GWS Departmental Graduate Student Award

The Gender and Women’s Studies Graduate Prize is awarded annually to one
outstanding GWS graduate concentrator in recognition of the student’s
commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship in Gender and Women's Studies.

The winner will receive a certificate of recognition, a monetary award of
$200, and notice among the University’s award winners.

Applicants should submit the following materials:

•       A one to two page letter describing how the candidate has used or
advanced Gender and Women's Studies scholarship and/or goals for social
change. The letter should explain the basis of the candidate’s
application, and introduce the supporting material as described below.

•       Up to 30 pages maximum (double-spaced, 12 point type) of supporting
material, such as a scholarly paper, portion of thesis or dissertation,
grant proposal, description of organizational campaign or other activist
project related to women or gender, or sample of creative work in any

•       A recent curriculum vitae.

•       Two letters of recommendation (in sealed, signed envelopes) to be
submitted by the candidate with the application.  At least one letter must
be from a UIC faculty member.

Please return application packet to:

Natalie Bennett, Assistant Director
UIC Gender and Women's Studies Program (m/c 360)
1200 University Hall
601 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Deadline for submission of materials is April 16, 2014 by 5 PM.

GWS Departmental Undergraduate Student Award

This merit-based prize is awarded annually to one outstanding GWS Major or Minor. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to feminist activism on campus and/or in the community. To be eligible, students must have completed (or currently be completing) the requirements for the Major or Minor in Gender and Women's Studies and must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. The deadline is April 16th.

Mary Bialas Award

This scholarship is awarded annually to a Gender and Women's Studies major, minor, or a student who has taken GWS classes. Applicants should have demonstrated a commitment to women and/or children's issues and actively worked to improve the lives of women and/or children. The deadline is April 20th.