Women and Gender Studies Endowed Scholarship
Originally established in 2012 by the Hattery Family Foundation as the Franki Rutherford Memorial Scholarship, the scholarship was renamed to the Women and Gender Studies Endowed Scholarship, which provides scholarship support for undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated interest in the study of inequality, especially regarding gender, race, class, and sexuality, and a dedication to issues of social justice and the community. Recipients must be either undergraduate students pursuing a minor in women and gender studies or in LGBTQ studies; graduate students pursuing a master’s certificate or concentration in women and gender studies; or undergraduate or graduate students working in the Women and Gender Studies Center and pursuing gender-related studies. Recipients must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students who face other barriers to a college education, including first-generation college students, students from low-income families, and students who receive little support from home due to sexual or gender identity. This scholarship is renewable.