How to Apply

Students must submit the scholarship application form, along with a 500-700 word essay why they chose Women’s Studies as a major. Application forms are available through the Women’s Studies Program office or online at

Applications are accepted twice a year and are generally due by the 6th week of fall or spring semester. Check here or for specific deadlines.
Completed applications should be submitted to Dr. Janet Badia, Director of Women’s Studies, Liberal Arts 23.

Selection and Award

If there are more eligible candidates vying for the scholarship than the board can award, the board will select the winner(s) by ranking their essay, grades, and other criteria among one another. The award(s) are subject to the availability of CFWS funds. The scholarship award is applied to the following semester.


The $200 scholarship will be renewed each semester provided students maintain an overall 3.5 GPA, enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, and continue to make progress on their Women’s Studies major as determined by the Director of the Women’s Studies Program.


Students must be Women’s Studies majors.

They must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours at PFW.

They must have 9 or fewer credits in Women’s Studies (including in progress courses) when first applying for the award.

They must demonstrate prior academic success appropriate to their rank at PFW.

For incoming and newly enrolled students, measurements of success include high school GPA, class rank in high school graduating class, SAT or ACT scores, GPA at another university, or any combination of these. For newly declared majors and students in the early stages of coursework within the major, a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 is required.