Student Awards

The WGS Program sponsors an essay contest each year in the late spring to recognize outstanding student work in the area of women's, gender, and sexuality studies. Prizes are awarded to the best essay written by a graduating senior in the program and for the best paper by any other undergraduate student.

The program also supports womanist/feminist work done outside of the classroom. Funds are made available through the Women's Studies Memorial Award to support work done in the spirit of previous WGS affiliates who have died, in order that their contributions to women's well being might be perpetuated.

The Karen Maitland Schilling Prize is awarded by the Office of Student Financial Assistance to one or more Miami University graduating seniors who best exemplify Dr. Schilling's commitment to scholarship and leadership.