Awards and Funding

Jeanne Burkle Award in Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies

The award was established in 1986 through gifts in memory of Mrs. Burkle by her family and friends. She was the wife of Professor Howard Burkle. Mrs. Burkle, art historian and lecturer in Religious Studies was a strong advocate of women's studies at Grinnell College. 

This award is made at Commencement to a graduating student who, in academic and co-curricular activities, has “advanced the cause of women and gender equality.” The award this year will be in the amount of $1,000.00. 

Nominations must be accompanied by: (1) a letter from the candidate outlining activities relevant to “advancing the cause of women and gender equality”; and (2) one letter of recommendation from someone who can address the significance of those activities. Self-nominations are invited.

The Noun Grant

The Noun Grant supports internships that focus on women and/or LGBTQ communities and that offer students first-hand experience working for feminist, queer, and anti-racist organizations. Students are encouraged to meet with the Chair to assess the fit of their internship to the Program prior to applying.

For more information, please contact Lakesia Johnson.