Women's, Gender &
Sexuality Studies

University of Houston
624 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: (713) 743-3214
Fax: (713) 743-0931
WGSS@uh.edu

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Hours for Spring 2014:

Mondays 8AM - 4PM
Tuesdays 8AM - 4PM
Wednesdays 9AM - 5PM
Thursdays 9AM-5PM
Fridays 10AM-4PM

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Scholarships

Details on How to Apply for 2014

Student Scholarship Announcement

Students

The Shuart Scholarships: Blanche Espy Chenoweth Graduate Fellowship - $2500

  • For a student doing work on a thesis or dissertation on a women's studies topic.
  • Selection based on the merit of the student's project and the student's academic record.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0; Full-time student in Fall 2014/Spring 2015.
  • Submission Deadline: May 9, 2014, noon. No late submissions.
  • Submit:
    1. GRE scores and transcripts of all graduate coursework
    2. Summary of your project and its current status
    3. Three recommendations from people familiar with you and your work.

Elizabeth Smith Chenoweth Undergraduate Scholarship - $2500

  • For a junior or senior, not necessarily a WGSS minor, who has completed at least 2 WGSS courses.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0; Full-time or part-time student (award may be split between two part-time students).
  • Both merit and financial need will be considered.
  • Submission Deadline: May 9, 2014, noon. No late submissions.
  • Submit:
    1. Transcript
    2. Biographical essay (200 words), including a description of your career plans
    3. Three recommendations from people familiar with you and your work
    4. Financial Aid Statement Form
    5. May also obtain form from WGSS Office, 624 Agnes Arnold Hall

Maud Smith Paddock Grad/Undergrad Scholarship - $2500

  • For a junior or senior, not necessarily a WGSS minor, who has completed at least 2 WGSS courses, OR a graduate student with at least 2 women’s studies courses completed (WOST certificate preferred).
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0, Full-time student taking 12 hours in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.
  • Both merit and financial need will be considered.
  • Submission deadline: May 9, 2014, noon. No late submissions.
  • Undergraduates submit:
    1. Transcript
    2. Biographical essay (200 words), including a description of your career plans
    3. Three recommendations from people familiar with you and your work
    4. Financial Aid Statement Form (financial aid form also available from the WGSS Office, 624 Agnes Arnold Hall).
  • Criteria for graduate student applicants the same as for the Blanche Espy Chenoweth Fellowship (see above), OR if you are not working on a thesis or dissertation, substitute a discussion of the role of WGSS in your research and career plans.

 

The Patricia A. Eichhorn Endowed Scholarship for Returning Students - $500 award

The scholarship is in support of non-traditional, returning students who are furthering their education.

After raising five children, Patricia Eichhorn returned to school and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction. In recognition of her leadership in providing financial assistance to students in transition seeking a second chance to have a productive and rewarding career, her family established the scholarship through an endowed gift to the University of Houston.

  • The scholarship is open to non-traditional students who are furthering their education.
  • Applicants must be certified degree-seeking students at UH. Candidates may be entering or re-entering a program.
  • Recipients must enroll for a minimum of six credit hours of undergraduate or graduate studies in Fall 2014 and a minimum of six credit hours in Spring 2015.
  • Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better to receive the second payment.
  • Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need.
  • Submission Deadline: May 9, 2014, noon. No late submissions.
  • Submit:
    1. Typed biographical essay of no more than 250 words that includes the applicant's educational goals and ways the scholarship would assist the applicant in attaining them.
    2. Official transcript.
    3. Two letters of recommendation from educational or professional sources.
    4. Application Form
    5. Financial Statement Form
  • You may also obtain financial aid form from WGSS Office, 624 Agnes Arnold Hall.

Friends of Women Studies: $250 Student Essay Prizes

The Women's Studies Program is pleased to announce two awards of $250, to be made in Spring 2014 to the best undergraduate and graduate essays on women's studies topics. The prizes are funded by the Friends of Women's Studies.  (You do not have to be a woman or a Women's Studies minor to enter.)

  • Entrants must be students at UH (male or female, graduate or undergraduate).
  • Essays must be the student's own original work, written for a UH class in the 2013-2014 school year. Course name, semester and professor's name must be indicated on essay.
  • Three typewritten/printed copies must be submitted to the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies office (624 AH), along with student's name, year, major/minor (if applicable), address, email and phone number.
  • Submission Deadline: May 9, 2014, noon. No late submissions.
  • Essays will be judged by a three-person committee appointed by the WGSS Director. The committee will include two faculty members and a member of the Friends of Women's Studies Board. The WGSS Program retains the right not to make an award.

Deadlines

Applicants are invited for the Spring round of Graduate Student Travel Grants, for students presenting papers at conferences on women’s- and gender- studies topics. Deadline May 9, 2014. 

All application material or essays should be turned into the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Office, 624 Agnes Arnold Hall.

Please contact the Women’s Studies Office for additional information.

Women's Studies Graduate Certificate Travel Grant

  • Information and Application
  • Please note that eligibility is limited to current students who have completed or are currently enrolled in at least one course towards the Certificate.
  • Fall Deadline: November 15, 2013
  • Spring Deadline: May 9, 2014

2013-2014 WGSS Scholarship and Fellowship Winners

Thanks to all who entered and Congratulations to the winners!

The Shuart Fellowships 

Blanche Espy Chenoweth Graduate Fellowship ($2500)

Ashley Wurzbacher, English, for work on her creative dissertation, a collection of short stories entitled Blue Refrain

Maud Smith Paddock Graduate or Undergraduate Fellowship ($2500)

Phoencia Fares, Sociology, for work on her Master's thesis, entitled "Women's Narratives in Story-Focused Video Games: Beyond Her Body and Clothes"

Elizabeth Smith Chenoweth Undergraduate Fellowship ($2500)

Gillian Reingold, English


Patricia Eichhorn Fellowship ($500)

Deidre Tubbs, Sociology


FWS Funding

FWS Graduate Travel Grant ($750)

Tracy Butler, History, for research on her dissertation

Graduate Essay Contest ($250)

Christopher Haight, History, "From Hate Crimes to Activism: The Roots of the Gay Anti-Violence Movement in Texas, 1990-1995"
(written for Prof. Nancy Young's Research Seminar in US History)

Undergraduate Essay Contest ($250)

Ann Lynd, Political Science, "Women Candidates and the Media"
(written for Prof. Nancy Sims' Women in Politics course)

Faculty Summer Fellowship ($4000)

Jennifer Augustine, Sociology, for work on her research project "The Post-Secondary Educational Enrollment and Experiences of Women with Children"

Faculty Travel Grant ($500)

Mabel Cuesta, Hispanic Studies

Special thanks to our judges and to our donors, the Friends of Women's Studies and Carey C. Shuart!