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Graduate Awards & Scholarships

The Women and Gender Studies Graduate Research Award is given annually to a graduate student pursuing the women and gender studies certificate. The Award is meant to recognize excellence in graduate research and to support future scholarship in issues of women and gender. Recipients are expected to give a brief presentation on their research at a Women and Gender Studies event later that academic year.

Award: $500
Eligibility: Graduate students from Texas Christian University or Brite Divinity School currently pursuing the Women and Gender Studies Certificate are eligible to apply.
Deadline: Monday, January 21, 2019

To Apply:
Calls for applications are sent out in the Fall semesters. Applicants will submit the following:

  1. Cover letter, outlining scholarly achievements (GPA; publications; professional presentations; and departmental, university, or professional awards, for example) and academic/career goals.
  2. One-page narrative of your current research, including how you plan to use the award (i.e., to support travel to conduct research or present findings at a conference)
  3. Application form, including signatures of your director of graduate studies and department or program chair, indicating your good standing in the program
  4. Curriculum Vitae

Criteria and Judging: Applications will be evaluated by the WGST Awards Committee. The award will be granted based on the excellence of the student’s academic record, clarity of future goals, and the merit of the proposed research.

The winner will be expected to attend the annual WGST Garden Party to receive the award (Saturday, April 13, 2019). Submit your materials to

Current Winner

2020: Christina Bryant
Title: “Domestic Violence and Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians”

Previous Graduate Award Winners

2019: Kaylee Henderson
2018: Sofia Huggins
2017: Meta Henty
2016: Angela Moore
2015: Kassia Waggoner
2014: Carrie Tippen
2013: Sarah McNeely