Financial Support Available
to Women's Studies Graduate Students

The Graduate School currently offers two fellowships for full-time Master’s-level graduate study
(see Graduate Faculty and Student Handbook).

  • The Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship (DGSF) for new and continuing UWM graduate students. The GSF is a one-year, non-renewable fellowship.
  • The Advanced Opportunity (AOP) Fellowship for new and continuing qualified UWM graduate students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate study or who are otherwise disadvantaged. Applicants must be American citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The AOP is renewable.

These fellowships provide recipients with a monthly stipend for the academic year, coverage of in-state tuition and remission of out-of-state tuition (for students who are not residents of the State of Wisconsin). Recipients will also be eligible to enroll in state- sponsored health insurance.

Please contact Professor Carolyn Eichner (eichner@uwm.edu), Women's Studies Director of Graduate Studies, regarding submission deadlines to any of these fellowships. Follow the directions provided in each application form.

AOP Fellowship Application, Deadline: Check with Professor Carolyn Eichner (eichner@uwm.edu), Women's Studies Director of Graduate Studies.
AOP Fellowship renewal Application, Deadline: Check with Professor Carolyn Eichner (eichner@uwm.edu), Women's Studies Director of Graduate Studies.
For more information about the AOP fellowships and applications, contact Desere Liddell  at dcl@uwm.edu, or (414) 229-6538.
Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship Application, Deadline: Check with Professor Carolyn Eichner (eichner@uwm.edu), Women's Studies Director of Graduate Studies.
For more information about the Distinguished Graduate Student, contact Vicky Everson at vle@uwm.edu, or (414) 229- 7177.

Other Support

  • Women's Studies offers two 33% graduate teaching assistantships. To apply, prospective students should include a statement (describing previous teaching experience and/or reasons for teaching) with their application materials sent to the Women's Studies Program.
  • Women's Studies also has two need-based scholarships for which graduate students are eligible. Scholarship decisions are made each spring. Contact Women's Studies for applications.

Women's Studies Scholarships