Gender Studies Research

The Elizabeth "Betsy" Ervin Women's and Gender Studies Scholarship

The scholarship was established to honor the work of the Women's Studies and Resource Center founder, who lost her fight against breast cancer on August 22, 2008. The scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing honor student who has declared a minor in Women's and Gender Studies with first preference going to students in the Honors Scholars Program, and is renewable for students who maintain a 3.2 GPA at UNCW.

Through Betsy's sustained dedication and hard work, the WSRC has become an important component to UNCW and the Wilmington community. Betsy served as the first full-time director of the WSRC bringing together the resources, programming, advocacy, and academic presence that continue today. Her efforts have been rewarded with a legacy of feminist scholarship and social engagement in our region.

An annual scholarship of $500 will be awarded to a Women's and Gender Studies honor student. Should the scholarship fund reach $25,000, it will become an endowed scholarship with an annual award of $1,000 in perpetuity. Through the generosity and dedication of our community, we are able to further commit to support our WMS students academically, professionally and socially. Please help us with this gesture of honor and thanks by contributing to the Elizabeth Ervin Women's and Gender Studies Scholarship.

For more information contact the UNCW Women's Studies and Resource Center at 910.962.7870 or University Advancement at 910.962.3751.

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Past Recipients

2017-2018 Maddison Ruth Brindle

2016-2017 Mariana Souza Rodrigues De Lara

2013-2014 Recipient, Norma Valentin

2012-2013 Recipient, Norma Valentin

2011-2012 Recipient, Norma Valentin

2010 Recipient, Lisa Huynh

2009 Recipient, Autumn Beam