Jean Alice Scharre Thompson Scholarship

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The Annual Jean Scharre Thompson

Undergraduate Scholarship in Gender and Women’s Studies

Jean Scharre Thompson was a high school teacher and educator with a lifelong interest in and commitment to women’s rights and women’s education.  She was an active member of the American Association of University Women.

Requirements.  The Jean Scharre Thompson Scholarship is a one-time annual award providing support in the amount of $1,500, applied to a student’s tuition and fees, to a junior or senior undergraduate student majoring in Gender and Women’s Studies.  Overall and major GPA, as well as involvement in campus activism and/or social justice work, will be considered in the selection of the recipient.  Eligible students must be registered, full-time, and in good standing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and must continue as students during the upcoming academic semester.

Applicants are asked to 1) complete the application form and submit it with 2) recent transcripts, and a 3) letter of support from a faculty and/or advisor who can speak on the student’s research interests and/or commitment to gender and women’s studies and activism and social justice work.  Students must submit application materials to the Gender and Women’s Studies Department by 5:00 PM on April 8, 2016.  All submissions and letters of reference should be submitted electronically.

For more information, please contact Jacque Kahn at Gender & Women’s Studies by e-mail at:

Previous Award Recipients:

2016: Sylwia Dutka

2015 : Hana Nasser

2014: Stephanie Skora