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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 partnered with the Clinton School of Public Service to create the B.A. Rudolph Scholarship.

Our $12,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a woman who is a rising second-year student and best embodies the mission and values of the BA Women’s Alliance. Co-founders Rebecca Davis and Maggie Moore announced the creation of the scholarship on February 21, 2015, during their participation in the Clinton School Speaker Series. President Clinton, addressing the entire student body, announced the first recipient of the B.A. Rudolph Scholarship on March 27, 2015.

Clinton School

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 tribe 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.

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