Scholarship applications for the following academic year are the end of February. A list of scholarships and applications are available on Scholarship Finder. Additional scholarships are offered through the Women's Center and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.


Scholarships Offered through the Department of Gender & Women's STudies:

Grace Lundquist Scholarship

Grace Lundquist established this endowment to encourage enrollment in the Gender and Women’s Studies curriculum beyond the introductory level. Grace believed the courses she took in the department empowered her and helped shape her self-perception.

According to Grace, “People don’t realize the vast richness of women in history, art, music or as politicians struggling for the vote. No one pulled this information out of history until we had Women’s Studies. That knowledge will enrich anyone who takes Women’s Studies; it will help them to better understand their culture. That’s the good side. The bad side is what happened to women throughout history. We need to know both.”

Ione Howe Louk Scholarship

Ione Howe Louk has been lovingly described by friends as “the little short woman with a passion for learning….” Ione returned to college later in life to continue her formal education. She attended Austin Community College and after her husband’s retirement from Hormel in Austin, Minnesota the two of them moved to Mankato, where she continued at Mankato State University. Ione graduated in 1976 with a B.S. in social studies and political science, and a women’s studies minor. She completed her master’s degree in continuing education with an emphasis in women’s history in 1983, at the age of 71.

Terri Taylor/Lucille Lorenzen Scholarship

Glenda Taylor established this scholarship in honor of her daughter, Terri and her mother, Lucille. Both Taylor, an advocate of ending domestic violence, and Lorenzen, who raised six children on a rural farm, represent the important contributions by women to improving society. This scholarship is awarded specifically to students whose career goal is the prevention of violence against women.

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