Scholarships and Awards
We offer a variety of ways to help you along your academic journey.
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Scholarships/Grants
Luellen Laurenti Scholarship
The Luellen Laurenti Scholarship is given to outstanding undergraduates in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor.
Dorothy E. Lee Scholarship
This scholarship is to provide scholarships for nontraditional undergraduate students to either begin a college education or to return to college to continue studies toward a degree.
Dorothy E. Lee Grant
The Dorothy E. Lee Grant to provide nontraditional undergraduate students help to fund incidental expenses related to their education.
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Achievement Award
The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Achievement Award is awarded to graduating minors based on academic standing and service to the Program or social justice issues.
Anne M. Semlak Memorial Scholarship
The Anne M. Semlak Memorial Scholarship provides financial support to graduate and undergraduate students active in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, F.L.A.M.E. and Community Work.
Susan T. Kern Special Opportunity Endowed Scholarship
The Susan T. Kern Special Opportunity Endowed Scholarship was established by Susan and Stephen Kern in 2006 to provide financial support to an Illinois State University student for a one-time special academic or co-curricular opportunity. Susan Kern worked at Illinois State for over 31 years, serving as an Associate Professor of Home Economics, Assistant to the Dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST), Executive Officer of the University, and Vice President of University Advancement. Stephen was employed by State Farm Insurance Company for over 35 years.
Amount: As-needed Basis
PEO Grant for Women Returning to College
The PEO Grant for Women Returning to College is an one-time award for women whose education has been interrupted and are now returning to the university.
There are various National Scholarships that can support your journey.