Student raises more than $70K to start women’s scholarship in response to professor’s viral remarks

A student at Boise State University in Idaho has raised more than $70,000 to begin a scholarship program for women in engineering, law and medicine in response to one of the university’s professor’s saying women shouldn’t be recruited in those fields. 

Ally Orr, a senior, created a GoFundMe to fund and establish the Women in STEM, Medicine and Law Scholarship at Boise State University, which will be awarded annually to a woman studying in these fields beginning this fall. 

“I never want a girl to look online and say, ‘Oh look, a professor who teaches in higher education says I

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Kansas City Southern, Louisiana college partner on women’s scholarship program for skilled trades

Railroad, Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College offer two-year scholarship program

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Kansas City Southern Lines logoSHREVEPORT, La. — Kansas City Southern will partner with Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College for the railroad’s Skilled Trade Women’s Scholarship Program, to fund the education and training of three women in one of several areas: diesel, electrician, industrial maintenance technology, industrial instrumentation and electrical technician, or welding.

The first scholarship has been awarded to Leah Nichole Ellis, who participates in the college’s welding program.

“The goal of this scholarship program is to increase awareness of the excellent job opportunities

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Women’s Basketball Scholarship Endowment Recipients Announced

NORMAL, Ill. – Each year, deserving Illinois State women’s basketball student-athletes are chosen as recipients for prestigious endowed scholarships at Illinois State University. This year, four outstanding Redbirds were selected for these honors by head coach Kristen Gillespie.

The 2020-21 winners of the four endowed scholarships dedicated to women’s basketball include rising seniors Kayel Newland and Lexy Koudelka, redshirt junior Mary Crompton and junior Hannah Kelle.

“Kayel, Lexy, Mary, and Hannah all embody what it means to be a Redbird and everything you want in your program,” said Gillespie. “Their dedication both

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