Today Amie Alexander was awarded the $12,000 B.A. Rudolph Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Alexander is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture, food and life sciences. In addition to working on her master of public service at the Clinton School, she is also pursuing a concurrent degree at the William H. Bowen School of Law.
The B.A. Rudolph Foundation established a $50,000 scholarship fund at the Clinton School in 2015 in honor of the organization’s namesake, B.A. Rudolph, a 1978 graduate of the University of Arkansas. Previous recipients include Jennifer Guzman who graduated in 2016 and Stacy Cox who will graduate in May.
The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is a Washington, D.C. based charitable nonprofit started 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.
“B.A. began her career in public service at the University of Arkansas and working with Bill and Hillary Clinton,” said Maggie Moore, one of the foundation’s three co-founders. “We’re proud to support her legacy by helping students at the Clinton School receive the educational opportunities they need to make differences in the world.” Moore and Kristen Hecht, program director at the B.A. Rudolph Foundation, presented the award to Amie in person at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock campus earlier today.
“Thank you to the B.A. Rudolph Foundation for this generous support,” said Clinton School Dean Skip Rutherford. “B.A. was a friend of mine and her legacy of leadership and public service continues through the great work of the foundation which bears her name. Amie Alexander, whose professional future is very bright and whose public service commitment is very strong, is most deserving of this prestigious award.”
B.A. Rudolph served on Bill Clinton’s gubernatorial staff as well as his presidential administration as deputy chief of staff to Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater and chief of staff to USAID Administrator Brady Anderson. She died from cancer in 2011.