Women and Gender Studies Scholarships


Scholarship Applications for 2024/2025 will be available soon.


The Women & Gender Studies Program offers tuition and book scholarships each year (as funds are available) for Women & Gender Studies and Queer Studies Minors.


This Women & Gender Scholarship Application Form (now a Qualtrics Survey) must be completed and will require information from your Cattracks in addition to short essay answers to the following prompts:

  • What are your professional plans with regard to Women & Gender or Queer Studies?
  • Why do you feel you qualify for this scholarship?  What will it enable you to do?
  • What financial reasons do you have, if any, for applying for this scholarship?
  • What have you learned from WGS 1500 and how your learning outcomes have connected to your area of Major study.


In addition, the WSU Specialized Scholarship Application (available through the student's eWeber portal) must also be completed.

For help with this, contact scholarship@weber.edu


Please make sure you have completed your FAFSA!

Phoenix Achievement Scholarship

The Phoenix Achievement Scholarship was established by a private donor to support students minoring in the Women & Gender Studies or Queer Studies Program at Weber State University, and enhance the education students about women and gender issues generally across campus.

The scholarship is awarded annually to one or more students with a declared minor in the Women and Gender or Queer Studies Program. It can be used to fund tuition, fees, and/or books for the qualified student(s). Preference will go to non-traditional students, defined as 25 years of age or older. If there is not a non-traditional student who meets the following criteria, the scholarship can then be awarded to a traditional student who participates in the Women & Gender Studies Program.

Phoenix Achievement Scholarship Criteria:

  • Enrolled as a full-time student (12 hours or more) leading to a degree.
  • Has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Is a participant in Women and Gender Studies. (For example, has declared WGS or QS minor, taken WGS/QS classes) (preference will be given to WGS or QS declared minors)
  • Is 25 years of age or older. (non-traditional student).

Traditional Scholarship

The Women & Gender Studies traditional scholarship will be awarded to a traditional student (age 26 or younger) who meets the following criteria. It may be used for tuition and fees.

Traditional Scholarship Criteria:

  • Enrolled as a full-time student (12 hours or more) leading to a degree.
  • Is a traditional student who is age 26 or less.
  • Has declared a minor in Women and Gender or Queer Studies.
  • Has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

**Note: These scholarships may be used at Weber State University only.


Contact the Women & Gender Studies office for details and requirements by emailing melinaalexander@weber.edu or rosemarieschoof@weber.edu