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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 105, SOCY 208, 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 2024 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 2024 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 2024 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. Dr. Leah Sneider
Montgomery College
51 Mannakee Street, CC/217D
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 Dr. Leah Sneider at 240-567-4354 or Om Rusten at 240-567-4100.

You may also contact us by email:  or

Thank you for supporting our Montgomery College students!

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is hosting their Silent Auction and Open House in the Theatre Arts Arena on the Rockville Campus on November 17th, 2023. This event is a fundraiser for the WGSP Scholarships that honor the achievements of MC students and an opportunity for community building as well as program promotion. Past items for the Silent Auction have included everything from beautiful jewelry and handwoven textiles to original pieces of art and pottery and tickets to local events. Over the years, this event has raised thousands of dollars for the student scholarship fund, thanks to the generous support of many members of our community. We thank you so much for your contributions!  

This year, we once again are requesting contributions of goods and services to the silent auction. Perhaps you have a hand-crafted item, or you are willing to contribute your time and services to some lucky bidder, or you have corporate contacts who would be willing to donate goods or services. Perhaps you were given a lovely gift that you cannot use but others might treasure. If you are interested in donating items to the silent auction, please drop them off at the locations listed below and fill out the Donor Formnew window. Please note that we are not able to accept large or heavy items like furniture or large pieces of art. Please also deliver donated items no later than November 10th. 

Germantown: Kateema Lee’s Office PK 138 
Rockville: Om Rusten in MT 212 
Takoma Park/Silver Spring: Deb Taylor’s Office PS 208 

If you have questions or need to arrange for special delivery for your donated item, please contact one of the individuals below:

Leah Sneider, RV: 
Deborah Taylor, TPSS: 
Megan Howard, RV: 
Kateema Lee, GT:

Again, all proceeds go to the Women’s and Gender Studies Program student scholarship fund. The value of the donation may be tax deductible and receipts from the Montgomery College Foundation are available to those who contribute. 

Thank you so much for your help with our fundraising efforts! Join us and find some great treasures or gifts for the upcoming holidays! More details on the event coming soon! 


Recurring Events

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.

To submit suggestions for future Brown Bag lunch topics, or invite PPMW staff to conduct similar lectures for your organization email

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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