Adah Johnson/Otilia Maria Fernandez Scholarship

This scholarship honors Adah Johnson, one of the first black women students to graduate from The University of Iowa (1912) and Otilia Maria Fernandez, one of the first Hispanic woman graduates (1924).


The 2019-20 Johnson/Fernandez Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate woman student of color who has taken courses in the Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies Department or whose academic interests include some aspect of women’s culture or experience.


One award of $1500 will be given.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019


Undergraduate Student

How to Apply

For all awards send completed application and supporting materials electronically to by February 6, 2019.

Information about eligibility and application procedures for all awards is available on the GWSS web site.