University of Iowa's annual tribute to the accomplishments of all women at UI
This celebration first began when the university community gathered in 1982 to award the Jane Weiss Memorial Scholarship. The event has continued to expand in scope, recognizing outstanding scholarship, research, service, leadership and activism among undergraduate, graduate, staff, and faculty women at The University of Iowa.
2021 Celebration will honor recipients from both 2020 and 2021 in a virtual event on Wednesday April 7, 2021
Jean Y. Jew Award
Honors a faculty, staff, or student member of the University community who has demonstrated outstanding effort or achievement in improving the status of women at the University. Click to learn more about this award co-presented by the Council on the Status of Women and the Woman's Resource & Action Center!
Jane Weiss Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a University of Iowa Ph.D. candidate whose dissertation focuses on issues pertaining to women
Susan C. Buckley Distinguished Achievement Award for Staff
Awarded to a staff and faculty member who has distinguished herself and the University through her accomplishments or through a lifetime record of service and achievement.
Adele Kimm Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate student involved in the Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) Department through coursework or service.
Ada Johnson/Otilia Maria Fernadez Women's Studies Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate woman student of color who has taken courses in the GWSS Department or whose academic interests include some aspect of women’s culture or experience
Kristin K. Lippke Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to two (2) GWSS majors on the basis of academic record and financial need.
Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship
Recognizes qualified female applicants who demonstrate financial need and are committed to women’s issues, diversity, and social activism.
Stephen Lynn Smith Memorial Scholarship for Social Justice
Given to students demonstrating a commitment to the principles of social justice and progress.
Wynonna G. Hubbard Scholarship
Awarded to a Black female undergraduate student enrolled full time who demonstrates financial need and academic excellence