The Mothers Memorial Scholarship honors those who are or act as mothers to members of the NIU community by providing scholarships to upper-division and graduate students at NIU whose current activities and career goals include improving the lives of women.
The Austin Sawicki Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Austin Sawicki by providing scholarships to upper-division and graduate students at NIU who make major contributions to improving gender equity at NIU.
The Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Faculty Fellowship is awarded annually to advance and raise the visibility of innovative research & artistry projects on topics related to women’s and gender studies, transgender studies, and LGBTQ+ studies, and/or projects that are rooted in feminist research methods, methodologies, and theories. One faculty fellow will be selected from among tenured and tenure-track faculty associates or affiliates to receive $1,000 in support for a research or artistry project related to women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. This award is made possible by the Dr. Lois Self fund for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality.