Gender and Women's Studies - General Fund
The mission of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies is to promote and support teaching, research and outreach that works to contest the historical, ongoing and pervasive gender-based oppressions within society.
Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy Endowment
Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, a longtime faculty member and former head of the UA Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, is a major founding figure in women’s studies. As Kennedy prepares for retirement, her colleagues and friends have banded together to fund an endowment in her name.
The Women's Plaza of Honor
The Women's Plaza of Honor publicly and permanently celebrates women who have made significant contributions to the history of Arizona or whose lives have otherwise enriched the lives of others.
Women's Studies Advocacy Council
WOSAC is a member-based community organization that promotes and supports the students, faculty and activities of the University of Arizona Gender and Women's Studies Department.
Olympia Stavrou Parker Scholarship
This award was started by a donor wanting to assist students who don’t have the family means and structures in place to help them to attend University, and is named after her mother, who faced precisely those kinds of challenges in her life.
Monique Wittig Writer's Scholarship
This scholarship is offered every other year in honor of the life and work of Monique Wittig, French novelist, poet and social theorist. Wittig was a professor at the University of Arizona, Tucson from 1990 to 2003. First published as a novelist, Monique Wittig's fiction revolutionized French literature. Mary McCarthy called her “the best writer anywhere of her generation.” Wittig's fiction, as well as theoretical writing, has had a fundamental and worldwide impact upon feminist theory and lesbian and gay theory.
Horton Yaeger Memorial Scholarship
This fund supports the GWS Student Emergency Fund, providing $500.00 annually to be used by GWS students - graduate or undergraduate - in crisis.