Gender Studies Student Awards


Mary Elizabeth Owens Dailey gENDER studies scholarship: "The Bessie"

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to an Indiana State University student(s) who meets the following criteria:

Scholarship may be renewed annually for up to two years.

Selection Procedure: Recipients of "The Bessie" shall be selected based on the criteria and on the recommendations of a scholarship committee appointed by the Gender Studies Advisory Board

Each recipient will receive a plaque or certificate, as well as a copy of Louis E. Dailey's book, Justice Off-Balance, as long as copies are available.

2009 Inaugural award: Analyssa Noe

2010: Jennifer Wallace

2011:  Elizabeth Smit

2013:  Hannah Brant

Outstanding SENIOR

May, 2009: Sadie Davis (was also Student Commencement Speaker)

April, 2010:  Analyssa Noe

April, 2011:  Rachel Rose

April, 2012:  Jennifer Michels


2013 Mary Elizabeth Owens Daily Award for Outstanding Continuing Gender Studies Minor  "Bessie"

Hanna Brant


2009 Recipient "The Bessie" - Analyssa Noe 
"The Bessie" Recipient
Analyssa Noe

2009 Outstanding Senior Sadie Davis & Prof. Veanne Anderson
Outstanding Senior
Sadie Davis &
Presenter Prof.
Veanne Anderson
 2009 Coordinator's Award Jenna Butler
Coordinator's Award
Jenna Butler
2008 reception: Darlene Hantzis
Prof. Darlene Hantzis


Graduating students are eligible for several Awards: Outstanding Student, Coordinator's Award, and "The Bessie". Faculty nominate students for these honors, which are presented at an end-of-semester event in the Spring. For more information, see Scholarships & Awards.

Outstanding Senior, 2008 - Nicole Christlieb
Outstanding Senior
Nicole Christlieb
Graduating Minors 2008
2008 WS Reception
Inaugural "The Bessie" Award to Analyssa Noe, 2008
"The Bessie"
Recipient: Analyssa Noe


The Gender Studies Program has exposed me to a vast number of diversity-related issues. These issues have challenged my thinking and have altered the way I learn inside and outside the classroom. (Laura Wolk, communication major, gemder studies minor)