Scholarships - Women's Center - University of Idaho

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Shirley Grossman Caldwell Scholarship

The Shirley Grossman Caldwell Scholarship is available for undergraduate or graduate single parents, demonstrating academic potential and financial need, who are the primary caretakers of their children. For more on the application process, eligibility or more information, contact Financial Aid at (208) 885-6312 or email

Agnes Eikum Chase Memorial Scholarship

The Agnes Eikum Chase Memorial is earmarked for a full-time undergraduate single parent, or child of a single parent, with demonstrated academic merit. For more on the application process, eligibility or more information, contact Financial Aid at (208) 885-6312 or email

Betsy Thomas Gender Equity Scholarship

Betsy Thomas served as director of the University of Idaho Women’s Center from 1985 to 1997. During her tenure, she introduced many long-standing traditions, such as regular brown bag programs, a speaker series and strong violence prevention programming. Through Thomas’ leadership, the Women’s Center was able to fight for and support permanent staff positions, and provide leadership opportunities for student workers, volunteers, and interns. As many other university Women’s Centers around the country were closing or struggling to fund one part-time staff member, Thomas was working to grow the Women’s Center and make it a strong and vital program on UI campus. To this date, the UI Women’s Center is one of the longest-running, continuously-operating, campus-based women’s centers in the country! After Thomas passed away in 2007, the Women’s Center’s Gender Equity Scholarship was renamed the Betsy Thomas Gender Equity Scholarship to honor the legacy of her remarkable service to the University of Idaho community.

Criteria for the selection of a nominee to receive the Betsy Thomas Gender Equity Scholarship Award include, but are not limited to: exceptional motivation, innovation, involvement, and commitment to advancing gender equity issues through a candidate’s academic studies, and/or via volunteerism and community service, without regard for personal gain, while exhibiting a deep and personal commitment to the causes, concerns, events, and needs at hand. This award is presented in the hope that the recipients’ exceptional service may inspire and motivate others to become involved in gender advocacy work.

Nominations for 2019 open in March. Please visit the Student Achievement Awards website for details.

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