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Current Scholarships

The Women’s Studies program accepts and reviews applications for the Ella Carpenter Jensen fellowship (awarded to female graduate students in Family, Home, and Social Sciences) and the Beverley Nalder Scholarship (for undergraduate, single parents majoring in behavioral sciences). These awards are made during winter semester for the following academic year. Continuing students are strongly encouraged to consult with the writing assistants at the FHSS Writing Lab (801-422-4454, https://fhsswriting.byu.edu/Pages/Home.aspx), or their faculty advisor as they draft their application materials.

The Ella Carpenter Jensen Fellowship

Clarence Jensen established this scholarship in memory of his wife Ella Carpenter Jensen to support the graduate work of women studying in the Family, Home, and Social Sciences college.  "In 1986, LDS women were not pursuing education in the way they currently do."  Grateful for what Ella had done for him, Clarence wanted to help support LDS women’s investment in education, especially beyond the bachelor’s degree. For more information about Ella Carpenter Jensen visit here.

Deadline:  28 February 2017

 

The Beverley Nalder Scholarship
Beverley Nalder established this scholarship in order to assist undergraduate, single mothers who are majoring in the social sciences, which was her field of study. For more information about Beverley Nalder visit here.

Deadline: 28 February 2017

 

Susa Young Gates Award

 

For the Best Student essay in Women's Studies. The winner will be awarded $150. Send essay to womensstudies@byu.edu with "Susa Young Gates" in the subject line. Click here for more information. Deadline: April 5, 2017

Watch this video on Sister Gates: https://www.mormonchannel.org/listen/series/poets-of-the-restoration-audio/susa-young-gates-episode-10

 

Annaley Naegle Redd Student Award in Women's History

The Annaley Naegle Redd Student Award in Women's History will be given each year to one undergraduate or graduate student doing research on women in the American West (west of the Mississippi River). It is named after Annaley Naegle Redd, a prominent southeastern Utah rancher and philanthropist and wife of Charles Redd. Awards may be used for any worthy project including preparation of seminar papers, theses, and dissertations. The award is a $1,500 grant to be used for research support (supplies, travel, etc.). The funds cannot be used for salary or capital equipment. Applicants not receiving the Annaley Naegle Redd Award will be considered for the Redd Center's other student grants ($1,500 maximum) if the study area is in the Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, or Colorado). Proposals in all areas of the humanities, arts, and social sciences are welcomed. 
The Charles Redd Center has other awards and grants that might be applicable to specific project. Applications are due 15 March of each year. https://reddcenter.byu.edu/Pages/Apply-for-an-Award.aspx

Helen Z. Papanikolas Award for Best Student Paper on Utah Women’s History

Utah State History sponsors the Papanikolas Award to encourage new scholarly research in the area of Utah women’s history at colleges and universities. The award is named for Helen Z. Papanikolas (1917-2004), a former member of the Utah State Board of History who was most noted for her research and writing on Utah and ethnic history, but also wrote fiction, as well as women’s history.

Applications are due in April. Winner receives a monetary award and recognition at the annual Utah Historical Society meeting.  See http://history.utah.gov/historical_society/annual_meeting/ for more information.

 

 

Carol Cornwall Madsen Student Paper Award in Mormon Women's History

In honor of long-time BYU history professor, author, and Mormon historian, Carol Cornwall Madsen. In 2008, the Mormon Women’s History Initiative Team (MWHIT) initiated an award recognizing an outstanding paper in Mormon women's history written by an undergraduate student at Brigham Young University. Sponsored by MWHIT, the award of $250 is supported by BYU Women's Studies, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, and members of the Madsen family. It is administered by the BYU Department of History.

 Applications are due in January. See www.history.byu.edu for more information.

 

 

Women's Studies Academic Conference Travel Grant

The Women’s Studies program encourages student presentations at academic conferences and symposia pertaining to women’s issues. If you are a currently enrolled  BYU student and have been accepted to give a presentation at a meeting related to women, you may be eligible for a travel grant of up to $250. Please submit your presentation proposal, the mail confirming the acceptance of your paper, a budget for your conference trip (including how you propose to use the grant money), and a link to the conference website. Send these in an e-mail to womensstudies@byu.edu, specifying “Conference Travel Grant” in the subject line. 

Possible venues include, but are not limited to the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, the Feminist Art History Conference, the Western Association of Women Historians, the Mormon History Association (panels on women), Attending to Early Modern Women, GEMELA, Congreso Anual de la Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica, the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, the Arizona State University Women in French Conference, the Sociologists for Women in Society Winter Meeting, the Association for Women in Psychology Annual Conference, and the Idaho State University Art of Gender Conference.

ORCA Grants

BYU's Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) offers grants to undergraduate students for faculty-guided research. This is a great oppurtunity for Women's Studies students to gain experience in research, further their education, and make a significant contribution to research on women's lives and women's issues. Interested students should contact a Women's Studies faculty affiliate or professor focused in their field of interest. A list of affiliates can be found here. 
For more information check out the ORCA website

Deadline: October 2017

 

OnlineColleges.net and BestColleges.com

 

OnlineColleges.net and BestColleges.com have published lists of scholarships for women as part of their mission to help students achieve success throughout their college careers. There are a wide variety of scholarships available only to women, and they want to ensure female students are made aware of them. While the ranks of women in college have greatly expanded over the years, there is a continued effort to increase the diversity of the student population, create additional opportunities, and encourage entry into non-traditional fields of study, through women-only scholarships. For more information, the resources can be found here: http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/scholarships-for-women/ and here: http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/scholarships-and-resources-for-women/.

 

 

Past Award Recipients

2016

Susa Young Gates Award

Sylvia Cutler, First Place
"Redefining Representations of Black Female Subjectivity through the Erotic"

Rebecca Johnson, Honorable Mention
"I am Real Happy Here: Contentment Amid Containment"
 

Beverley Nalder Scholarship

Haley Bell

Daniela Mason

Sianee Rae

Bobbi Ulvestad

Ella Carpenter Jensen Scholarship

Alyssa Alexander

Christine Black

Emilie Davis

Madison Memmott-Elison

Elizabeth Passey

 

2015

Beverley Nalder Scholarship

Daniela Mason, Family Life

Connie Burt, Industrial Psychology

Annie Edwards, Masters of Social Work

Ella Carpenter Jensen Scholarship

Hiu Wai Caldwell, “Relaxation HRV Techniques on Marital Satisfaction”

Brooke Elise Jones, “Gender Threat and Male Dominance: A Perfect Storm for Workplace Aggression”

Li Ping Su, “Learning English in the Hills of Vietnam: Understanding the Implications of Informal Education Models for Evolving Gender Dynamics and Education in Hmong Society”

Veronica Tait, “Age Differences in the Sunk-Cost Fallacy and Loss Version”

Jamie Easler, “The Value of Respite Care for Parents of Children with Autism Compared to Parents of Children with Down Syndrome”

Krista Keddington, Systematic review and meta-analysis of currently developed mental health smartphone applications

Erin Rackham, “The Physiological Responses that Drive Change in Therapy”

Troy Marie Young, “Focus Groups on Values of Marriage in Taiwan”

Madison Memmott, “I’ll be there for You: How Social Provisions Influence an Individual’s Prosocial Behavior”

 

2014

Susa Young Gates Award

Arica Roberts - "Una Guerra Contra La Mujer: Chicana Feminism and Vietnam War Protest"

Arica Roberts is a recent graduate from Brigham Young University with a degree in History.  She graduated with the Women's Studies minor, as well as a minor in Philosophy.  Her studies focused on women and gender history, Latin American history, intersectionalism, and religion. She hopes to continue to study History in graduate school and one day teach and continue research and writing in these fields.  She is from Los Angeles, California and draws her inspiration from nature.  She loves the beach, mountains, riding horses, and hula hooping under the moonlight.

Jensen Scholarships

Can Cheng - "Parental Involvement and Child Achievement in School: Comparison of the Effects of White-Asian, White-White and Asian-Asian Parent Families"

Yoko H.W. Tsui - "The effect of HRV biofeedback on marital satisfaction"

Christina Riley - "Who is Helpful?: Examining the Relationship between Personality Factors and Supportive Responses and Attitudes toward Domestic Violence Victims"

Ashley Larsen - “Pathways Linking Maternal Education and Child Survival in 30 Countries: A Contextual Argument”

Kersti Spjut - “The Impact of Culture on Marital Satisfaction"

Erin Rackham - "Parents’ Conflict-Resolution Style and Relationship Self-Regulation:  A study of family-of-origin influences on ability to use RSR"

Brooke Jones - "Same-sex sexual harassment of men: The process motivating rejection-based harassment"

Connie Madson Ericksen - "Burial Plots: Theatrics of Pre-contact and Colonial Mortuary Performance in Eten, Peru"

Nalder Scholarship

Anne Edwards- School of Family life

 

2012

Jensen Scholarships

Kathryn Cullen Burner—“Schizophrenia and Cognitive Adaptation Training”

Tracy Brown—“Menopause, Oxytocin, and Cardiovascular Risk”

Natalie Johnson—“Motivations as Mediators of Relations between Parenting and Adolescent Behaviors”

Jessica Palilla—“Autism Spectrum Disorders and Maternal Well- Being"

Annie Samhouri—“A Case Study of the Dar Al-Wefaq Battered Women’s Shelter in Amman, Jordan"

Andrea Sorenson—“Alcoholism Susceptibility: An Internship at the California National Primate Research Center”

Nalder Scholarship

Anne Edwards

 

2011

Jensen Scholarships

Michele Elizabeth Bendall
Sociology

Stephanie S. Luster
MFHD

Whitney Maxwell
Psychology

Sunnie Giles
MFT

Leila J. Nielsen&
Sociology

Ashley Michelle Fraser
MFHD

Holly Coutts
MFHD