Pepper Schwartz Scholarship

This scholarship is established in the name of Dr. Pepper Schwartz. Dr. Schwartz is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University. Dr. Schwartz is a key figure in sexuality studies due to her unique ability to bridge academic sociological insights to public discourse. Dr. Schwartz is committed to educating the public in matters relating to sexuality.


The applicant must be a second year full-time graduate student in good standing in the Sexuality Studies Master of Arts Program. The applicant must have a 3.0 grade point average The applicant must write a two-page essay (single spaced) on your work (past, current and future) educating the public in sexuality issues and the media. Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to determine the impact of this award on their financial aid and taxable income status. 

Inquiries: Thao Pham, Sexuality Studies, HSS 370

Current Awardees

2019-2020 Jazmin Ibarra

Past Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Siri Nybakk
  • 2016-2017 Spencer Ruelos & Solana Willis
  • 2015-2016 Roe McDermott
  • 2014-2015 Allan Avila
  • 2013-2014 Yuko Sako
  • 2010-2011 Richard Garcia
  • 2009-2010 Anthony Freeman