Community Friends of Women’s Studies, Inc. generously funds an award each year to recognize the best research paper written by a student in a Women’s Studies class. The award comes with a $100 monetary award.


Faculty can nominate student papers, or students may submit a paper on their own. The deadline for submissions is March 1 each year for essays written the previous calendar year.

Any paper is eligible for the award provided it meets the following requirements:

  • Electronic submission with cover sheet in an editable format
  • The paper must have been written for a WOST pre-fixed or WOST cross-referenced class during the most recent spring, summer, or fall semesters.
  • The paper must include research, either secondary or primary or a combination of both.

How to Apply

Essays should be submitted electronically directly to the Women’s Studies office. For more information on how to submit your essay, visit the Purdue Fort Wayne Women’s Studies Program page.