B.A. Rudolph’s Arkansas roots continue to deeply influence the BA Women’s Alliance. To honor her involvement with the University of Arkansas (1978) and her longtime professional commitment to former President Clinton, we have made consistent efforts to support the professional development of women from Arkansas, launching their careers along the way.

Clinton School Partnership

From 2015-2019, the BA Women's Alliance partnered with the Clinton School of Public Service to create the B.A. Rudolph Scholarship: a $12,000 scholarship awarded annually to a woman who was a rising second-year student and best embodied the mission and values of the BA Women’s Alliance. President Clinton announced the first recipient of the B.A. Rudolph Scholarship on March 27, 2015.

Founded in 2004, the Clinton School of Public Service is the first program in the country to offer a Master of Public Service (MPS) degree. Located on the grounds of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, its mission is “to educate and prepare professionals in public service who understand, engage and transform complex social, cultural, economic and political systems to ensure equity, challenge oppression and effect positive social change.”

Past B.A. Rudolph Scholarship recipients include:

  • Jennifer Guzman 2015

    "I will be forever grateful to the B.A. Rudolph Foundation for selecting me as the first Rudolph Scholar from the Clinton School. The scholarship made a world of difference to me and gave me the opportunity to focus on my goals without having to worry about money."

  • Stacy Cox 2016

    "This scholarship allowed me to focus my time and effort on a project I am incredibly proud of and to do so without financial stress. I am grateful to the women of the B.A. Rudolph Foundation for providing me with the scholarship and a sense of community."

  • Amie Alexander 2017

    "The support of the BA women solidified the power of a sisterhood of women. They listened to me and compassionately pointed me in the direction of my passions, interests, and networking. This was a game changer in my graduate experience."

  • Mariella Hernandez 2018

    Mariella is passionate about reducing health inequities by addressing the social determinants of health disparities and hopes to make contributions in this field upon graduation. Her goal is to use her advantages to empower others.

  • Marquisa Wince 2019

    Marquisa is dedicated to advocating on behalf of marginalized groups and communities. She is currently in pursuit of a Masters degree in Public Service from The Clinton School of Public Service and J.D. from William H. Bowen School of Law.


Since 2020, to honor B.A.'s Arkansas roots, the BA Women's Alliance has provided one full EmpowHER scholarship specifically for an Arkansan. This Arkansan, who demonstrates significant financial need and meets all EmpowHER admission requirements, receives free admission into EmpowHER, including 8-weeks of summer housing in D.C. (a $7,975 value), and is awarded a ~$2,000 summer living stipend. An Arkansan is someone who was born and/or raised in Arkansas. They do not need to be currently enrolled in college / university in Arkansas.

To learn more about us and our roots, read Our HERstory.