Linda Lael Miller
Scholarships for Women program is open. The 2012 program is now accepting
applications through close of business (5 p.m. MDT), September 4, 2012.
Educate a woman, and countless generations to come will benefit from
Can you tell us about your Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for
Full information is available on my website—www.lindalaelmiller.com—but here's an overview: each
year I give away $10,000 in special scholarships, based on essays explaining the
applicant's goals, what the money will be used for, etc. A number of people
read the entries very carefully—in fact, each one is read several times,
to assure that the awards are fairly given. I began the program several years
ago, as a way to give something back—and I still fund it personally. At
this point, I've given away something like $75,000. Having been a single mother
myself, I have a special place in my heart for women raising children
alone—I was very poor in the early years and I know the struggles and the
heartache involved well—though we also consider women who are older, and
want to change their lives for the better. Over the years, I've received a
number of graduation photos and lovely thank you notes from winners, and they
always warm my heart. I believe very deeply that the scholarships benefit the
children of these women if only by proving that somebody out there cares.
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2 comments posted.
I looked at this on your website a while ago, but as it only applies to women in the US I cannot enter. I think it's a great effort and as you say educating women helps many generations to come, plus giving a role model to young people around that woman.
(Clare O'Beara 7:06am August 23, 2012)