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Anne Rudin Scholarship

The League of Women Voters of Sacramento County is now accepting applications for the 2017 Anne Rudin Scholarship Fund. The Anne Rudin Scholarship Fund commemorates the accomplishments of former Sacramento Mayor Anne Rudin and enables other women to pursue higher education in the fields of public administration and public policy. Rudin served both as President of the League of Women Voters of Sacramento and the League of Women Voters of California. She then became a member of the Sacramento City Council for twelve years and Mayor of Sacramento from 1983 to 1992. Rudin continues to be involved in this community.

Eligibility and Selection: The scholarship is open to women who are enrolled in public administration, government, or public policy related programs at an institution of higher education in the Sacramento area. The applicant must be, enrolled in upper division studies or be a graduate student.

Applicants are evaluated on the basis of:

academic record

commitment to public service

career objectives

Due to the recent LWVS office move, the LWVS Anne Rudin Scholarship decision and reception have been postponed to allow all forwarded applications time to arrive at the new office. Please accept our apologies for this postponement and see below for the new dates.

Applications are reviewed by a committee under the leadership of the League of Women Voters of Sacramento: Anne Rudin, Charity Kenyon, Kay Knepprath, Suzanne Phinney, and Trisha Uhrhammer. A recipient will be named by October 11th. All applicants will be notified by October 15th.

The $1,000 Award will be presented by Anne Rudin, at the League of Women Voters Anne Rudin Scholarship and Suffragists' Reception, Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.

To apply, please print an application and mail to the below address:

League of Women Voters of Sacramento County

1107 9th Street, Suite 300

Sacramento, CA 95814

Applications must be postmarked by September 15, 2017!

Questions? Phone Trisha Uhrhammer at 916-248-3851 or e-mail her at