Alison Piepmeier Endowed/Annual Scholarship

The Alison Piepmeier Scholarship was established in honor of the late Alison Piepmeier, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the College of Charleston. Alison was a scholar and feminist, known for her activism and her many publications including her book Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism. The scholarship’s goal is to reward a Women’s and Gender Studies student with a record of feminist scholarship and activism. The awardee must be a full-time student at the College of Charleston and a Women’s and Gender Studies major or minor, must have an academic GPA of at least 3.0, and must have a demonstrated record of feminist activism and leadership.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Piepmeier Scholarship Questions
    • Dr. Piepmeier was a fearless activist for minority groups, particularly the LGBTQ community. She also spent a lot of time writing about and researching feminist disability studies. Tell the faculty scholarship committee how Dr. Piepmeier's passions described above align with yours.
    • The Piepmeier Scholar also must demonstrate a commitment to activism. Please describe to the committee your work thus far in activism and your plans for the future.
    • The Piepmeier Scholar must be committed to their Women’s and Gender Studies education. Please tell the committee how your courses in WGS so far have influenced you and your academic plans for the future.