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Women Funding Women’s Education

Congratulations to our scholars on their recent achievements...

  • Marley Forest was honored by her classmates to serve as the senior class student commencement speaker. She also was a Madeleine Albright Institute Fellow this year. (more)
  • Emily Moss was recently awarded a Truman Scholarship, the premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders. (more)
  • Ilse Meiler has been accepted to study at the University of Geneva with the “Smith in Geneva” program in the spring of 2019. (more)

Women's colleges are not only relevant, they are critical for the development of women leaders in all fields.


Women's colleges provide a challenging, supportive, developmentally powerful learning environment.


Where women are more engaged, they hold more leadership positions and develop higher critical thinking skills than their peers at co-educational institutions

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The Sunflower Initiative is a non-profit organization founded by women who have so valued their woman’s college experience that they want to help provide that opportunity for other women. Its mission is to provide scholarships to young women who realize that women’s colleges provide an education superior in many ways to that provided by coed institutions.

The Sunflower Initiative is a non-profit organization founded by women who have so valued their woman’s college experience that they want to help provide that opportunity for other women. Its mission is to provide scholarships to young women who realize that women’s colleges provide an education superior in many ways to that provided by coed institutions.

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