Women's Studies

Women's studies is an academic field that draws on feminist and interdisciplinary methods in order to place women’s lives and experiences at the center of study, while examining social and cultural constructs of gender; systems of privilege and oppression; and the relationships between power and gender as they intersect with other identities and social locations such as race, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, and disability.

Popular theories within the field of women's studies include feminist theory, standpoint theory, intersectionality, multiculturalism, transnational feminism, social justice, affect studies, agency, biopolitics, materialisms, and embodiment. Research practices and methodologies associated with women's studies include ethnography, autoethnography, focus groups, surveys, community-based research, discourse analysis, and reading practices associated with critical theory, post-structuralism, and queer theory. The field researches and critiques societal norms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and other social inequalities.

Women's studies is closely related to the fields of gender studies, feminist studies, and sexuality studies, and more broadly related to the fields of cultural studies, ethnic studies, and African-American studies. Women's studies courses are offered in over seven hundred institutions in the United States, and globally in more than forty countries.

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Matching Women's Studies Colleges

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Four or more years; Public; $48,814 average out-state tuition; $15,433 average in-state tuition

University of California-Santa Cruz

Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Four or more years; Public; $33,523 average out-state tuition; $9,273 average in-state tuition

Oregon State University

Four or more years; Public; $27,735 average out-state tuition; $9,075 average in-state tuition

University of California-Santa Barbara

Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Four or more years; Public; $27,560 average out-state tuition; $11,619 average in-state tuition

California State University-Long Beach

Four or more years; Public; $17,622 average out-state tuition; $5,742 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Women's Studies Majors

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Honors Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

Up to $25,000 Varies See Details
 

Honors Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

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Up to $25,000

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Dean's Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

$14,000 Varies See Details
 

Dean's Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

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$14,000

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City of New Rochelle Resident Award

The College of New Rochelle

Up to $9,000 Varies See Details
 

City of New Rochelle Resident Award

The College of New Rochelle

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Up to $9,000

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Catholic High School Graduate Award

The College of New Rochelle

Up to $9,000 Varies See Details
 

Catholic High School Graduate Award

The College of New Rochelle

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Up to $9,000

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Merit Transfer Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

Up to $11,500 Varies See Details
 

Merit Transfer Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

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Up to $11,500

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St. Angela Award

The College of New Rochelle

Up to $7,000 Varies See Details
 

St. Angela Award

The College of New Rochelle

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Up to $7,000

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Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$6,640 March 13, 2021 See Details
 

Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

award

$6,640

deadline

March 13, 2021
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Shoe-Smith Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$4,000 March 13, 2021 See Details
 

Shoe-Smith Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

award

$4,000

deadline

March 13, 2021
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Myrna Lee Sprengler Memorial Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Myrna Lee Sprengler Memorial Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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$2,500

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William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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$2,000

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