The Department of Women and Gender Studies awards the following undergraduate student scholarships of $1,000 to $2,500 each to WGST majors. Awards are applied in the following academic year. Not only can a scholarship provide valuable funding toward your tuition bill, it is also an impressive credential to add to your résumé! 

2022 applications will be accepted from November 1, 2021 - March 28, 2022

The Jean Dubofsky Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students in the Department of Women and Gender Studies. The scholarship is awarded to a Women and Gender Studies major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, who is enrolled full-time and has completed a minimum of six credit hours in the department at CU Boulder. The applicant must demonstrate a commitment to social justice and to raising awareness of the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, class and nationality, among others, in an essay of approximately 500 words. Award decisions are based on academic merit, financial need, and a demonstrated commitment to social justice. The scholarship was established by Dr. Joanne Arnold in honor of Jean Dubofsky, the first female justice of the Colorado Supreme Court and later an attorney who led the case at the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Colorado’s Amendment 2, which was a landmark ruling for LGBTQ rights.

Award: $2,000 ($1000 per fall/spring semester)

Supplemental Questions: Describe your education and career goals, as well as your demonstrated commitment to social justice from an intersectional perspective. (approximately 500 words)

The Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students in the Department of Women and Gender Studies. The scholarship is awarded to a Women and Gender Studies major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and who is making regular progress toward degree completion. The applicant must demonstrate a commitment to social justice in an essay of approximately 250 words. Preference will be given to a first generation college student (please indicate in your application or essay).  The scholarship was established in honor of Lucile Berkeley Buchanan, the first African American female graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, who earned a degree in 1918.

Award: $1,500 ($750 per fall/spring semester)

Supplemental Questions: Describe your demonstrated commitment to social justice from an intersectional perspective. (approximately 250 words)

The Andermarch Cicogna Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students majoring in women and gender studies, in acknowledgement of the two women for whom the award is named, in the spirit of compassion, understanding, social justice, and academic pursuit. 

Students majoring in women and gender studies, who complete the general scholarship application, will automatically be considered for this award.  You must complete the general application (instructions below) by the deadline.

Award: $1,000-$2000 ($500-$1000 per fall/spring semester)

Supplemental Questions: no supplemental questions are required for this scholarship.  Complete the general application.  In the questions and “short essay” of the general application, please describe anything which may address the inspiration for this award (compassion, understanding, social justice, academic pursuit)

The S. Antoinette Bigelow Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Arts and Sciences who meet the following criteria: (1) undergraduate enrolled full-time in the College of Arts and Sciences, and (2) majoring in Women and Gender Studies. This scholarship has been providing awards to students since it was established in 1929. It is named for CU's first Dean of Women (1910-1928).

Award: $2,500 ($1,250 per fall/spring semester)

Students majoring in women and gender studies, who complete the general scholarship application, will automatically be considered for this award.  You must complete the general application (instructions below) by the deadline.

Also check out the LGBTQ Studies website for more information on the Karen Raforth Scholarship and other scholarships for students in the LGBTQIA community!

Eligibility for WGST scholarships:

  • You must be a CU-Boulder undergraduate majoring in Women and Gender Studies with at least one semester left before graduation
  • You must be making satisfactory academic progress toward your degree
  • Any additional eligibility requirements are listed for each scholarship

How to apply:

  • Complete the university’s general scholarship application in Buff Portal (See instructions here or below)
  • After completing the general application, view and apply for the WGST scholarships (Click “recommended” opportunities). If they don’t appear in your list, you may search for them by name. 
  • Complete any supplemental questions for each scholarship.
  • Complete the FAFSA. This is a recommended step, as many CU scholarships take into consideration financial need.
  • How to apply for scholarships:

    1. Visit Buff Portal (https://buffportal.colorado.edu/)

    2. Click the 'Scholarships' card, found within the Finances card group within the main menu

    3. Click the ‘Apply for & Manage Scholarships'. A new tab will open the CU Boulder Scholarship Application

    4. Complete the general application questions, and click ‘Update your application’

    5. Complete the short essay portion of the general application (500 words or fewer), then click ‘Finish and Submit’

    a. You can leave this blank and return to it later, but it must be complete by the application deadline for your application to be accepted.

    6. Click ‘Start Applying’, and a list of scholarships will appear

    a.  if you do not see the above scholarships listed, you can search for them in the search field.

    7. Click ‘Apply’ next to the scholarship name to complete the application and supplemental question.

    8. You can click on ‘My Applications’ in the menu bar to view the status of your applications.

     


    Scholarship recipients are honored at our annual spring WGST commencement event, and in our departmental newsletter.

    We look forward to receiving your applications! For information on other scholarships at CU Boulder, please visit the Office of Financial Aid’s scholarship page: http://www.colorado.edu/scholarships