Awards & Scholarships

One way the Women’s Center promotes and recognizes women's leadership and academic excellence on campus is through awards and scholarships.   

Racially diverse group of women stand together smiling at the camera.

2018 C-Ring finalists with Debra Merchant, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Kristi Nelson, UC Provost.

Two white women stand together smiling. One of them holds award certificate.



2018 Yearlings Scholarship Recipient, Kristina Calvert, with UCWC Director, Angela Fitzpatrick.


Feminist Change Maker Awards

four students proudly hold their Feminist Changemaker awards

Right to Left - Abbie Smith, Kelsey Capple and Maria Molett of UC It's on Us,  and Edward Vaughn.

This award recognizes individual UC students, faculty, and staff , as well as student groups and UC offices, who effect change in the name of gender justice. Nominations are solicited from all members of the UC community and reviewed by Women’s Center staff.

Outstanding Faculty

Amy Lind, PhD

Outstanding Graduate Student

Edward Vaughn

Outstanding Undergraduate Student

Abbie Smith

Outstanding Student Organization

UC It's On Us


2017-2018 Woman of the Year

Smiling Black woman with long curly hair proudly holds award certificate.

This award honors outstanding women faculty and staff who demonstrate commitment to gender equality, center students, and positively impact the lives of women. The honoree must currently be a UC faculty or staff member, who elevates women through volunteer work, elected position, advocacy, and other forms of campus leadership. Nominations are solicited from UC students and reviewed by student staff in the UC Women's Center.

Deb Marke

Program Coordinator, UC Women's Center