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Awards & Scholarships

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

Please click the links below to find out more about our annual C-Ring Women’s Leadership Award and the Yearlings Scholarship.  


Feminist Change Maker Awards

Fem Change Makers

Right to Left - Amy Schlag, Siqi Cheng, Students for Survivors - Mindy Bediako, Kenna Corey, Grace Cunningham, and Verna Williams, JD.

Siqi Cheng

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.

Verna Williams, JD

Judge Joseph P. Kinneary Professor of Law, College of Law

Co-director, Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice

Siqi Cheng

3rd Year Undergraduate, Department of Psychology

LGBTQ Center

The LGBTQ in the Division of Student Aff airs Center supports the mission of the University of Cincinnati through a commitment to diversity, equity, leadership development, and intellectual inquiry with particular respect to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Students for Survivors

Students for Survivors is a group of students at the University of Cincinnati dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual assault regardless of race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, or ability.

2016-2017 Woman of the Year

Dr. Besset & Students

Right to Left - Mary Siskaninetz (student nominator), Dr. Danielle Besset, Stef Murawsky (student nominator).

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 members of the Women’s Center Student Advisory Council.

Danielle Bessett, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Affiliate Faculty, Women’s, Gender, Sexuality Studies Department