Helen Bannan Women’s Studies Award
The Helen Bannan Scholarship is presented each year to a Women’s and Gender Studies major or minor who has been nominated by a faculty member.
Nominated students are asked to write a brief (two to three page) reflective statement explaining why they chose the minor/major, and how pursuing the degree has contributed to their intellectual and/or personal development.
Nominated students also submit two papers that they have written in Women’s Studies courses.
2020: Kendall Hibbs
2019: Olivia Smith
2018: Xan Hammel
2017: Admiral Weiland
2016: Ashley Weselenak
2015: Michelle Kampa
2014: Travis Brace, MaryKathyrine Tran
2013: Allison Abel
2012: Ashley Lamers
Vicki Lord Larson Endowed Scholarship
- Female Student
- Completed 35 to 80 credits at the application deadline, half of which must have been completed at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
- GPA of 3.0 or higher in courses taken at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Criteria for Selection
Criteria are based on contributions to the University and community with preference given to women students who show engagement and leadership in activities focused on women. Activities can be, but are not limited to the following:
- working for equal rights for women (e.g., assisting with a seminar on women’s issues)
- volunteering in organizations that support women and their families (e.g., Greater Oshkosh Even Start, Christine Ann Center)
- raising awareness of women’s health issues (e.g., volunteering at Health Place with minority women; organizing Breast Cancer awareness activities)
- campaigning for a political candidate who supports women’s issues or for a woman candidate
- engaging in women’s social issues (e.g., leadership and participation in Take Back the Night)
- making a commitment to feminism and women’s issues on campus (e.g., participating in women’s advocacy council, Women’s Studies, CARE)
- focusing on girls’ development (e.g., working with the Girl Scouts, Big Brothers/Big Sisters)
- participating as a leader in issues of concern to both men and women, but traditionally labeled “women issues”
This excludes consideration of participation in intercollegiate athletics