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Women's & Gender Studies Study Abroad Scholarships

resized - student funding 1.jpgThe Application Deadline for Summer 2017 Scholarships has passed. Applications for Summer 2018 will open in January 2018.

GenCen shall be awarding one scholarship each to students attending the Women's & Gender Studies Study Abroad Programs in Malawi (Development and NGOs: Internships), London (Gender, Sex, and Feminism), and Amsterdam (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Sexual Politics). These scholarships, for $1,000-$1,250 each, are made possible by generous donations to the 2017 Director's Challenge Campaign.

Students are eligible to apply if they are:

  • Enrolled in a Women's & Gender Studies degree program (WGS major/minor or LGBTQ minor).
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Have demonstrated the capacity to make a difference in public service upon graduation.

[Administrative Note: In 2016, per the Abbott-Haskin Endowment, we included a requirement that applicants be rising juniors, juniors, or seniors. However, for the 2017 application season we have removed this eligibility requirement.]

Applications Must Include:

  • A cover letter expressing interest in the scholarship, how the study abroad program furthers their scholarly interests, and how they plan to use their women's and gender studies degree after graduation.
  • A resume or CV.
  • Proof of acceptance to one of the listed WGS Study Abroad programs.
  • Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need; materials in support of demonstrating such need are encouraged as applicable.

Submit materials, as Word or PDF attachments, to gencen(at) Please contact the GenCen office at 517-353-5040 or gencen(at) if you have any questions.

Download the Women's & Gender Studies Summer 2017 Study Abroad Scholarship flyer [pdf]

Annual Student Competitions

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