The Cynthia Walker Peña Scholarship is awarded each spring to a deserving WGS undergraduate who has earned distinction in WGS scholarship and service.
The Lora Romero Memorial Award for Interdisciplinary Research in Race, Ethnicity and Gender is an annual award created in honor of former UT colleague, Lora Romero. One or two awards will be presented each spring, alternating between graduate and undergraduate student recipients. The award will honor and support students working in the area of gender studies and Chicano/a studies or the intersection between race, ethnicity and gender. For 2011-2012 the award will be given to an undergrad student. The 2012-2013 award will be given to a graduate student. Thank you to the UT Department of English who is co-sponsoring this award in memory of Lora Romero.
The Ellen Clarke Temple Graduate Award for the Study of Women in History is to provide support for graduate students to be used to aid students’ travel, research, and other similar needs in the study of the women in American history, particularly in Texas or the Southwest.
Starting in 2012! WGS MA Student Thesis Awards are awarded each spring to deserving WGS MA graduate students based on their thesis and its contribution to the field of Women's & Gender Studies.
WGS Graduate Student Dissertation Awards are awarded each spring to deserving graduate students who are doing research on a feminist or gender-related topic. This award is designed to encourage WGS scholarship at the graduate level.
The Lucia, John, and Melissa Gilbert WGS Teaching Excellence Award honors faculty members with an outstanding record of undergraduate and/or graduate teaching in Women's and Gender Studies courses. One award is given each year, alternating between non-tenured faculty members (Assistant Professor or Lecturer) and tenured faculty members (Associate or Full Professor).