Awards & Scholarships


University Mentoring and Professional Development Award 

This award, presented each September at University Day, recognizes any classified, professional faculty, or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting, and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups or non-traditional careers, and making available to them opportunities for professional, educational and personal development.

Information, criteria, past recipients 

Nomination Form


Scholarships and Funding


PCOSW provides funding for women faculty, students and staff* who are pursuing professional development or research opportunities**.  PCOSW also supports individuals conducting research related to women's issues. Scholarships range from $500 to $1000.  Applications are by Friday of the 5th week of each term (fall, winter, spring).  Notification of an award will occur during the 7th week of the term. Funding requests must be made at least one term in advance prior to the project start date (for example, if your funding request is for Spring Term, you must submit your request during or before Winter Term).

PCOSW Scholarship Application  

The application form is closed for the summer and will reopen during Fall Term.

PCOSW Awardee Summary Report Form  (Scholarship recipients are asked to submit a brief summary report within 30 days of the completion of their funded activity.)


Co-Sponsorship of Campus Activities

PCOSW occasionally provides funding for campus activities that address topics related to women's issues. Please refer to the application form below.

PCOSW Co-sponsorship Application

The application form is closed for the summer and will reopen during Fall Term.


* We encourage faculty and staff to seek/request matching funds from their home departments.  Please inform us of any matching funds on your application.
**We are unable to fund tuition, wages, student fees, comsumeables or reagents, or gasoline expenses.  Items we are able to fund include such things as: equipment, software, speaker fees/honoraria, film rights/screening fees for co-sponsorships, transportation, conference registrations, research costs.