Barbara and Si Sokol Scholarship in Sexuality Studies

Barbara and Si Sokol Essay Scholarship image (illustration of a hand writing)

The Sexuality Studies program is able to offer, solely through the generosity of private donors, the yearly Barbara and Si Sokol Scholarship in Sexuality Studies competition. This year, up to two $500 awards will be granted to selected undergraduate students enrolled in the Sexuality Studies Minor and Major programs.

Students apply by completing the online application form and attaching an essay (of between 500 and 1,000 words) that explores how “difference” has had a positive effect on their lives, how this difference and their personal experiences with sexual and gender identity have influenced their decisions to work for positive change in society, and how their experiences with the challenges of difference have affected (and are affected by) their reasons for pursuing a minor or major in Sexuality Studies.


**The deadline for the Spring 2019 Competition has passed. Please check back for 2020 information early next Spring term!**


Previous Award Winners

Brutus Buckeye with a Sexuality Studies funding flier
Those who wish to donate to the Barbara and Si Sokol Scholarship in Sexuality Studies may do so online by credit card. Go directly to our fund or go to and search for fund # 482764. If you would like to contribute on a monthly basis, please contact Aaron Purnell in OSU gift processing at 614-292-2141. If you wish to pay by check, please contact Liz Burns a or 614-292-2197. This fund was started by a generous couple who wishes to remain anonymous.