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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Scholarships & Honors

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Scholarship applications for the following academic year are due mid-March. A list of scholarships and applications are available on-line (see web page below). Additional scholarships are offered through the Women's Center and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Gender & Women's Studies Honor Society

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Iota, Iota, Iota, or Triota, is the national academic Women’s Studies Honor Society. It was started in 1992 at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. The Greek letter Iota was selected for the name to represent the three goddesses Inana, Ishtar, and Isis.

Triota’s purpose is to encourage and support scholarship and excellence in women’s studies. Triota members strive to maintain the feminist values central to women’s studies and to encourage egalitarianism, inclusiveness, and the celebration of the diversity of women’s experiences. Triota’s mission is one of service to other women’s studies students and to society.

The Psi Chapter of Triota was founded in 2004 at Minnesota State University, Mankato. To qualify for membership, students must be Gender & Women’s Studies majors or minors who have successfully completed (with a C- or better) at least 3 full-credit courses in Gender & Women’s Studies and have earned an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.

For more information, contact the Gender & Women's Studies Department, Morris Hall 109; 507-389-2077.

Grace Lundquist Scholarship

The Grace Lundquist Endowment was established to encourage women's enrollment in the Minnesota State University, Mankato Gender & Women's Studies curriculum beyond the introductory level. Award amount depends upon annual interest earned. According to Grace Lundquist, "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 Gender & 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."

The primary selection criterion is based on the candidate's potential to contribute to improving the status of women in society through her scholarship and activism in Gender & Women's Studies. The candidate must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have completed 12 credits of Gender & Women's Studies by the end of the award year.

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Ione Howe Louk Scholarship

This scholarship is for a reentering woman college student, pursuing any undergraduate major, who has taken at least two Gender & Women's Studies program courses. It honors Ione Howe Louk who received her M.S. degree in Women's Studies in 1983 at age 71. To qualify, a student must be a U.S. citizen, age 25 or older (preference given to applicants over age 40), and be enrolled full-time at Minnesota State Mankato. Single mothers with custody of child(ren) preferred, but others with financial need will be considered.

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Terri Taylor/Lucille Lorenzen Scholarship

This scholarship supports undergraduate female students who plan to pursue a career related to the prevention of violence against women. Sophomore and junior students in good academic standing should apply for support to be awarded during junior or senior years. Students may be enrolled in any major or minor, but preference will be given to students with coursework in Gender & Women's Studies.

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