Monica Heilman was awarded a PEO Scholar Award, a merit-based research grant for women pursuing a doctoral-level degree. Monica is one of 110 doctoral students in the United States and Canada selected to receive a $20,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood.
The P.E.O. Scholar Awards were established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral-level degree at an accredited college or university. Scholar Awards recipients are a select group of women chosen for their high level of academic achievement and their potential for having a positive impact on society.
Monica Heilman is a current Ph.D. Candidate in the IU Sociology department. Her work has been published in the Journal of Asian American Studies, Visual Studies, and Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. Her dissertation research examines the identities of multiracial young adults, focusing on whiteness and arts-based research methods.