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Rebecca Wind


The Guttmacher Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship to support emerging leaders in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The scholarship honors the legacy of Cory Richards, a member of the Guttmacher Institute staff for nearly four decades, whose passion for mentorship and commitment to leadership development benefited countless individuals in the field. Building on his work, the Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship will nurture the development of future leaders by providing financial support to students seeking advanced degrees in the fields of public health or public policy who plan to devote their careers to advancing public policy related to sexual and reproductive health and rights.

One individual will be designated each year as a Cory Richards Scholar and awarded a one-time scholarship of $15,000 to support full-time graduate study at an accredited institution in the United States. In keeping with the Institute’s and Cory’s commitment to equalizing opportunity, priority will be given to students with a demonstrated financial need. The application process for the award for the 2014–2015 academic year is now open, with applications due on March 27, 2014. Please see the links below for further details.

The Institute thanks the many individuals, colleague organizations and foundations whose generosity made this scholarship possible.

To learn more about Cory Richards’ 38-year career with the Guttmacher Institute and his many contributions to the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, click here.

For more information:

Click here for detailed information about the Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship
Click here to download the scholarship application

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