Scholarships and Assistantships

Each year, our graduate students receive aid from assistantships, scholarships, stipends, grants and fellowships. Our program also offers full-time doctoral students many teaching opportunities each semester.

For general financial aid information including deadlines, cost of attendance and application forms for university-wide scholarships, please visit TWU Financial Aid. Graduate student applicants are encouraged to apply for the New Graduate Student Scholarship prior to admission.

Program scholarships

Graduate scholarships

Arden Eversmeyer Endowed Scholarship in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies

The Arden Eversmeyer Endowed Scholarship in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies was established to support a scholarship for a master’s or doctoral student in the MWGS program. Selection is made by the General Scholarship Committee. As long as the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress toward a graduate degree in the designated field of study, the scholarship may be renewed.

Arden Eversmeyer, a TWU alumna and LGBTQ rights activist, donated $300,000 to fund student scholarships. Award recipients are selected every March and receive $10,000 a year for two years. MA and PhD students are encouraged to apply.

Donor: Jean Arden Eversmeyer

Dr. Claire L. Sahlin Endowed Scholarship in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies

Dr. Claire L. Sahlin Endowed Scholarship in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies was created in honor of Dr. Claire L. Sahlin. Dr. Sahlin is a Cornaro Professor and former Chair of MWGS. She currently serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the College of Arts & Sciences at TWU.

International students who are MWGS majors are encouraged to apply for the Claire Sahlin award. The amount varies each year.

The Nancy Johnson Coyle Endowment Fund

The purpose of the fund is to support tuition for students in the master’s program of Women’s Studies.

The Nancy Coyle Johnson scholarship is only awarded to M.A. students. The amount varies each year.

The Laurie Sanda Award

The Laurie Sanda Award is funded through a generous land donation to TWU to assist students studying ecofeminism, animal ethics, and related topics. The amount of the award varies.

For more information about any of these scholarships' requirements or deadlines, please contact or 940-898-2119.

Graduate assistantships

A number of graduate teaching assistantships are available for doctoral level students, and other types of graduate assistantships may be offered to master’s level students based on availability. Interested students should complete the Graduate Assistantship Application on the Graduate School's website and email it to Please contact us at this email address for additional information about Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies graduate assistantships, as well.

Additional scholarship resources

  • Third Wave Fund offers support for youth-led gender justice activists to advance the political power, well-being and self determination of multicultural and low-income communities.
  • Scholarships & Grants is a database of scholarships based on a students different demographics, area of study and occupation.
  • offers a multitude of scholarships for women.
  • Education Loan Finance Free in-depth guide about scholarship & grant opportunities available to women of many different types of backgrounds.
  • Women and Student Loan Debt

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