Contribute to WGST Student Scholarship Funds!

The Department of Women and Gender Studies offers several scholarships and awards to our students each year. The recipients are chosen by our faculty, to honor the most exceptional students for their academic work, campus activism, and service to the department. Contributing to these funds helps support students with financial need, first-generation college students, and those from underrepresented groups. Learn more about our highly deserving 2020 scholarship recipients -- and be on the lookout for the announcement of our 2021 scholarship awardees in the next issue of Bolder Voices in May!

Lucile Berkeley Buchanan
Scholarship Endowment Fund

LucileThis scholarship was established in honor of Lucile Berkeley Buchanan (pictured left), the first African American female graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, who earned a degree in 1918. It provides financial support to Women and Gender Studies majors, based on academic merit and activist spirit, with preference given to first-generation college students.

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Jean Dubofsky Scholarship
in Women and Gender Studies

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This award provides support to Women and Gender Studies majors, based on strong academic performance and a demonstrated commitment to social justice. It was established by Dr. Joanne Arnold in honor of Jean Dubofsky (pictured left), the first female justice of the Colorado Supreme Court and attorney who led the U.S. Supreme Court case to overturn Colorado’s Amendment 2, a landmark ruling for LGBTQ rights.

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"Why contribute? "So that we can allow students who come from less-privileged backgrounds the opportunity to have a transformative education, so that they can then make a transformation in society themselves, because we certainly need some of that moving forward. That’s how I see this helping make a little difference." -Dr. Valerio Ferme

Andermarch Cicogna Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Andermarch Cicogna Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students majoring in women and gender studies and/or Italian, in acknowledgement of the two women for whom the award is named, in the spirit of compassion, understanding, social justice, and academic pursuit. Established by former CU professors Valerio Ferme (pictured left), and his spouse, Giorgio Corda, in honor of their mothers, they shared that "this scholarship is about making sure we continue to provide resources outside of the traditional funding streams so that we can allow students who come from less-privileged backgrounds the opportunity to have a transformative education, so that they can then make a transformation in society themselves, because we certainly need some of that moving forward. That’s how I see this helping make a little difference." Read more about the women for whom this award was named in A&S Magazine.

WGST Student Professional Development Fund

This fund supports the professional development activities of Women and Gender Studies students, including research expenses, conference fees, and other uses that further the mission of the field of women and gender studies.

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Women and Gender Studies Program Fund

This fund supports the general needs of the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.
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Thank you for helping to support the Department of Women and Gender Studies, and our students! For more information or additional questions, please contact us at wgst@colorado.edu or CU Advancement at Giving@CU.edu