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Women's & Gender Studies

Contact Information

Ellie Schemenauer
Department Chair & Associate Professor 
Phone: 262-472-2872
Location: Laurentide Hall 4231
Mary Alkons
Academic Department Associate
Phone: 262-472-1042
Location: Laurentide Hall 4233

Scholarships & Awards

Edie Thornton Scholarship - Women's and Gender Studies students are eligible for the Edie Thornton Scholarship, which emphasizes strong academic performance and an abiding interest in women writers.  The scholarship was created to honor Edie Thornton, who was a vibrant and committed teacher and scholar in Women's Studies and English. It is designated for students majoring and/or minoring in English and/or Women's Studies.

Women's and Gender Studies students may also be interested in the following scholarships:

Dr. Ernella Hunziker Scholarship - Female returning students are eligible for the Ernella Hunziker Scholarship.  Students must be full or part time, at least 24 years old, working towards their first undergraduate degree, and have completed 45 or more credits, of which a minimum of 12 credits were completed at UW-W.

Tom Affholder LGBT Leadership Award - This scholarship was established by Michael Mitchell, a 1970 UW-Whitewater graduate in Secondary Education in memory of his partner Tom Affholder.  The award is made to students who provide volunteer leadership to LGBT organizations on campus.

Dr. Carol A. Cartwright Women in Leadership Scholarship - The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and celebrate the leadership activities of female students at UW-Whitewater who have demonstrated leadership potential as exhibited by their campus and community involvement.