Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Scholarships

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program has two yearly scholarships:

The Judy Mann DiStefano Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Judy Mann DiStefano's commitment to feminism, activism, and pacifism were reflected in her role as a history professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Her roots were in the northwest, and her mother, Jane Goodale Mann, was a graduate of Oregon State University. The 2020-2021 scholarship will provide a stipend of $2,000 to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University. Special consideration will be given to students who have demonstrated an interest in women's history, women's issues, and activism in women's and other humanitarian causes.

Jeanne Dost, Margaret Lumpkin and Jo Anne Trow Founders Scholarship

Dr. Jeanne Dost, Dr. Margaret Lumpkin, and Dr. Jo Anne Trow helped establish OSU’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (formerly Women Studies) Program in 1972, with Dr. Dost as its first director. This scholarship honors their contributions. The 2020-2021 scholarship will provide a $2000 stipend to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.

To Be Considered for Both Scholarships:

Selection criteria include academic excellence, commitment to feminist ideals, community activism, and financial need. Undergraduate students must be full time students, currently enrolled, working on a major, minor, or certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and/or a minor in Queer Studies. Graduate students should be currently enrolled in the Ph.D. or MA program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, have Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as their primary and/or secondary area of study of the MAIS degree, or be working on a graduate minor in conjunction with a Masters or Ph.D. in another department. (Please note: to be eligible, students must be currently enrolled, and must intend to be enrolled during the following academic year.)To Be Considered for Both Scholarships:

A complete application includes (a) the Summary Application Form, and (b) two letters of recommendation. Please note that all three parts of the application must be completed and submitted by the deadline or your application will not be considered.

Applications are due Friday, May 1 at 5:00 pm and should be submitted to:
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Scholarship Committee, via email to Nick Blum.

Please call Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at 541-737-4515 or email Nick Blum with any questions.