Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

The Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship

The Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Guttmacher Institute, supports emerging leaders in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Named in honor of Cory L. Richards, a leading figure in the field whose remarkable career at the Guttmacher Institute spanned nearly four decades, the scholarship reflects what was for him a core commitment: nurturing the development of new leaders. It does so by providing financial support to students who plan to devote their careers to advancing public policy related to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and who are seeking advanced degrees in public health or public policy.

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.

For complete guidelines, including eligibility and selection criteria, please click here.

Selection Committee

Applicants will be evaluated by a committee comprising members of the Guttmacher Institute staff and Board of Directors, and Cory’s family.

To Apply

Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are now opened. To begin an application, please click here.


For more information, please call Scholarship Management Services, which is administering the scholarship, at (507) 931-1682; or send an e-mail to