HER Scholarship Fund and Program
The HER Scholarships began in 1996; since then more than 100 women have gained the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. They and we are forever grateful!
Economic empowerment for women through education.
This scholarship program is for women over the age of 35 seeking to complete degree programs at Milwaukee area colleges and universities. Scholarships provide women needed resources and boost confidence in their ability to attain their goals.
The program was established within the Women’s Fund more than 15 years ago with the realization that women above the age of 35 benefit greatly from higher education. With higher education, women typically earn higher wages and are able to permanently increase their economic well-being and their capacity to provide for their families. Children of college-educated mothers also fare much better in terms of educational attainment. Helping a woman to support her family potentially lifts an entire family system into a higher economic and social status.
Women students over the age of 35 are likely to face three significant barriers to entering and completing higher education: low income, full-time employment and responsibility for raising children. In recent years the graduation rate for scholarship recipients has been 100.
Sandy Cunningham, Chair
HER Scholarship Recipients
The newly named HER Scholarship recipients for the 2017/18 academic year are all dynamic and ambitious women. While each has her own story, together they demonstrate determination, passion and commitment. It’s your gift that acts as inspiration. There are daily challenges and life barriers that test these students, yet they persevere in your honor. Please celebrate their achievements!
Communications, May 2018
Mt Mary University
Dietetics minor Psychology, May 2018
Business Administration, December 2017
Teri Ann G.
Health Communications, May 2018
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Healthcare Administration, May 2019
Social Work, December 2018
Childhood Bilingual/ESL, May 2018
Psychology, Women’s & Gender Studies, December 2018
Healthcare Business Administration, May 2020
Social Work, May 2019
Funded by College Endowment Association
Nutritional Sciences, December 2019
Celebration of Gifts
HER Scholarship Program Donors, September 1, 2017 – August 30, 2018
Thank you, for your contribution to advancing equity for women. Click here to learn how you can donate to the program.
Patrick & Anna M. Cudahy Fund *
$2,500 – $5,000
Annette Stoddard Freeman Revocable Trust
College Endowment Association
Missy and Bill Levit *
$500 – $999
Margarete and David Harvey *
Mary E. Lacy
Gael and David Romoser *
$250 – $499
Mrs. and Mr. Anthony W. Asmuth, III *
Marguerite Cudahy *
$100 – $249
Mary Beth Malm
Natalie Beckwith *
Alan Belzer *
Nancy and William Carpenter *
Mary and Louis Freeman
Nancy and Arthur Laskin *
Eloise Levitt *
Ministrare, Inc. *
Carol and Tim Robinson
Georgeanne and Marshall Cusic *
Marilyn Gordon-Ross *
Nancy Hahn *
Drs. Mary Alice and
William Houghton *
Joan Mc Cracken *
Clare and Harvey Lemovitz *
Margaret Monahan *
Catherine Raynor *
Cynthia Sanchez *
Mrs. and Mr. Jean A. Straub *
Pam Garvey and JD Watts *
Sandra Westbrook *
Olivia Wong *