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Scholarship Information

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Montgomery College offers several scholarships of at least $500 to eligible students each spring. Applicants must be taking or have taken Women’s and Gender Studies Courses. Women’s and Gender Studies Courses include* ENGL 208, GNDS 101, GNDS 102, HIST 112, HIST 228, HLTH 215, MGMT 235, PHED 155, PHED 156, PHED 163, PHIL 212, PHIL 218, PSYC 207, SOCY 110, SOCY 208, SOCY 211, SOCY 214, SOCY 233, WSMT 101, Honors Modules of these classes, and Honors classes that focus on women and/or gender.

The following factors are considered while reviewing scholarship applications and determining scholarship awardees:

  • Must be enrolled in courses at Montgomery College during the 2023 Spring Semester
  • Must be taking or have taken Women’s and Gender Studies courses (see above)*
  • Campus leadership or community leadership in women’s, gender-related or other socially-conscious programs
  • Excellent academic performance
  • Excellent performance in career-related or volunteer activities
  • Goals related to women’s and gender causes or other humanitarian/activist causes
  • Demonstration of need (family, personal, or economic)

Application Requirements:

  • A completed Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarship Student Application Form
  • A completed Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarship Faculty Recommendation Form 

You must be available to attend the Annual Women's and Gender Studies Program Scholarship Reception in March 2023 or provide a video testimonial to use for a virtual award ceremony depending on the state of public health situations.

For questions, contact Dr. Leah Sneider, Collegewide Teaching and Curriculum Coordinator for Women's and Gender Studies Program at

Complete the 2023 Scholarship Application and the Faculty Recommendation Forms:

WGS Scholarship Application Form WGS Scholarship Faculty Recommendation Form


Thank you for supporting the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the MC Foundation Student Scholarship Program. See printable instructions (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) .

If you are using a check, please make it payable to the Montgomery College Foundation with a note “Women’s Studies Scholarship Fund” and mail it to the following mailing address:

Attn. Genevieve Carminati
Montgomery College
51 Mannakee Street, MT/212E
Rockville, MD 20850

Alternatively you can pay through the MC Foundation donation page. Instructions:

  • Please select "Other" from the "Select an area of support" drop down menu, and
  • fill in the "special instructions" section with "Women’s Studies Scholarship Program Fund” inside the text box on the form.

For any questions, please contact Prof. Genevieve Carminati at 240-567-7446 or Om Rusten at 240-567-4100.

You may also contact us by email:  or

Thank you for supporting our Montgomery College students!


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Recurring Event: Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington Brown Bag Lunch Series

Stay informed about PPMW's important work and the world of reproductive health and rights. Bring your lunch.

  • Third Wednesday of every month, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
  • 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, Ste. 300, Washington, DC 20005

All guests are required to RSVP, including name and organization affiliation, and bring photo ID to be in attendance. To RSVP, email or call 202-347-8500 x7223.

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Recurring Event: Clearinghouse on Women's Issues
  • Fourth Tuesday of every month, except July, August and December.   2 noon sharp to 1:30pm 
  • By Metro: Red Line to the Dupont Circle North Exit. (behind Books a Million)

CWI programs focus on public policy issues of concern to women. Each meeting is devoted to a specific topic, presented by two speakers drawn from the wealth of expertise in the Washington DC area. Informal Q & A follows presentations. Speakers may include representatives from academic, government, professional and advocacy organizations."

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