Student Awards & Accomplishments

WGS Program Engaged Student Award

Each spring, the WGS program honors graduating seniors whose engagement and passion within the WGS major or minor has distinguished them as outstanding students.

  • 2022 - KeKe Humphrey and Sarah Claire Mullis-McCord
  • 2021 - Emory Stauber
  • 2020 - Tanner Crunelle and Reagan Williams
  • 2019 - Samantha McCarthy and Tessa Torgovitsky
  • 2018 - Kate Cockerham, Dari Goldman, and Rafael Martin Navas

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Scholars

Each spring, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences honors graduating seniors who have distinguished themselves by amassing an impressive body of work during their undergraduate careers. The top students in each of the majors taught within HSS are recognized for their academic achievements as HSS Scholars.

The Alison Piepmeier Endowed Scholarship

The Alison Piepmeier Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually and 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. The scholarship's goal is to reward a Women's and Gender Studies student with a record of feminist scholarship and activism.

  • 2022 - Magnus Enlow
  • 2021 - Lauren Graham
  • 2020 - Sarah Claire Mullis
  • 2019 - Meshauna Dwight
  • 2018 - Raegan Whiteside
  • 2017 - Pablo Palacios
  • 2016 - Leigh LaChapelle

The Skirt. Magazine Endowed Scholarship

The Skirt. Magazine Endowed Scholarship was established in 2012 by Skirt! Magazine’s founder and original editor, Nikki Hardin. The Skirt. Magazine Endowed Scholarship recognizes students who are acknowledged by professors, mentors, and/or community leaders as an advocate for women's issues and have demonstrated community involvement, such as volunteering or mentoring, with a nonprofit or other organization that serves women and/or women and girls.

  • 2022 - Lily Andrews and Jillian Gray
  • 2021 - Jody Bell and Jillian Gray
  • 2020 - Mariam Amireh
  • 2019 - Zoë Murrie
  • 2018 - Misty Antonacci
  • 2017 - Cora Webb

Ketner-Crunelle LGBTQ+ Endowed Scholarship

The Ketner-Crunelle LGBTQ+ Endowed Scholarship is the only one of its kind at the College of Charleston. It is offered to those who will contribute significantly in matters of concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer persons, because they have worked to build coalitions that advance the full equality and dignity of LGBTQ+ persons, and because they are able to describe how they plan to help advance LGBTQ+ persons’ full equity, equality, and dignity during their time at the College of Charleston.

  • 2022 - Rose Dennis
  • 2021 - Denver Tanner

Ketner Emerging Scholars 

Each year we have the incredible opportunity to recognize student activists through the Ketner Emerging Leaders scholarship. Because of generous support from long-time champion of the WGS program, Linda Ketner, we are able to offer competitive scholarships to student leader-activists working for social change in our communities. Students spend the academic year engaged in self-designed projects that advance social justice. 

This year's cohort includes students who are focused on issues such as LGBTQ+ oppression, racial and gender health disparities in Charleston, sexual assault prevention, neighborhood/community organizing, and equity in education. Learn more about our current cohort of Ketner scholars.