First year student Stacy Cox was recently awarded the B.A. Rudolph Scholarship for $12,000.
The B.A. Rudolph Foundation established a $50,000 scholarship fund at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service last year. The Rudolph Scholarship was created in honor of the late B.A. Rudolph, a 1978 graduate of the University of Arkansas, and her parents, Dr. Leighton Rudolph and the late Marjorie Holt Rudolph, who both taught at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is a charitable nonprofit stated by women, for women, to honor the founders’ godmother, B.A. Rudolph. The Foundation’s mission is to advance and benefit young women interested in public service through educational, financial, and professional support, and is based in Washington, D.C.
The first recipient of the award was Jennifer Guzman, who will graduate in May.
Maggie Moore and Rebecca Davis, two of the foundation’s co-founders, were on hand to present the award.
Rudolph served on the staff of Governor Bill Clinton, and during President Clinton’s administration, worked as deputy chief of staff to Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater and chief of staff to Brady Anderson, the director of USAID. She died from cancer in 2011.