The Rising Scholar Award is presented to one graduate student during the annual Scholar's Lecture in the fall semester. This graduate student does exemplary research and/or teaching in their graduate studies.
This award is given annually to the student pursuing a minor in women and gender studies who has the highest grade point average (GPA).
This award is given to students who have achieved academic excellence in their program of study and have also made substantive contributions to Women and Gender Studies through their work on campus and in the community.
The Feminist Leadership Award recognizes a graduating senior who demonstrates scholarly excellence and activist leadership in the Women and Gender Studies Program.