The Guttmacher Institute is pleased to announce the 2017 cycle 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 L. Richards, a member of the Guttmacher Institute staff for nearly four decades whose passion for mentorship and commitment to developing new leaders benefited countless individuals in the field. The scholarship aims to nurture the development of future leaders by providing financial support to students seeking Masters 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.

The 2017 Cory L. Richards Scholar will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $15,000 to support full-time study toward a Masters degree in public health or public policy 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 2017–2018 academic year is now open, with applications due on March 31, 2017. 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 L. 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 begin the scholarship application
Click here for information on the 2016 Cory L. Richards Scholar