In 2016, the B.A. Rudolph Foundation expanded its support of women by creating a Sponsorship and Grants fund. This fund supports people, organizations, groups, events, projects or programs that are consistent with the mission and values of the B.A. Rudolph Foundation (provided they are used in accord with the Foundation’s Bylaws).

Sponsorship and grant requests can be submitted to the Foundation year-round and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. There is no funding minimum or maximum (provided they are used in accord with the Foundation’s Bylaws). The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is committed to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly dedicated to reaching and supporting a broad spectrum of qualified women who have diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives. Please read the Sponsorship and Grants Overview page for further information on how to apply.

In 2018, the Foundation awarded grants to the following recipients:

Kristina Phillips, Ed.D. candidate, University of Mississippi

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation supported Kristina Phillips through a one-time grant of $3,000. This grant will provide funds for her dissertation study, “Increasing Access to High-Impact Practices: A Case Study on Internships at the University of Mississippi.” The dissertation will focus on challenges of African-American students and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds in pursuing internship opportunities. Ms. Phillips will present her research findings and recommendations to the B.A. Rudolph Foundation in June 2018.