TSI: Building for the Future

Dear friends of The Sunflower Initiative, We are in uncertain times and uncharted waters with the spread of COVID-19. It is present nearly everywhere, and I hope this note finds you safe and well. These past months have presented challenges we were not expecting, and I am including you and The Sunflower Initiative (TSI) in […]

News from The Sunflower Initiative

A letter from Betsy McCrodden The nation’s only independent organization fully dedicated to providing scholarships to women attending women’s colleges Dear Supporters of the Sunflower Initiative, As you know, over the past ten years, I have been involved in the inception, growth, and management of The Sunflower Initiative.   Developing and maintaining a nonprofit organization […]

News from the Sunflower Initiative

Our current recipients June 2020 The year has brought change…. adjustments and disappointments; new paths and new realities for our scholars.  Ilse Meiler’s name was called at 1:12:36. A Virtual Graduation for Ilse Ilse Meiler received the Rousseau Prize from the Smith in Geneva program for “academic distinction, a commitment to more fluent expression in […]

Meet the Sunflower Initiative’s 2020 Fitzgerald Scholar!

Alena Rooney, of Chicago, Illinois, is our 2020 Harriet Fitzgerald Scholar. April 2020 A Message from TSI’s President In the midst of our struggles with the pandemic, we’d like to report that our current Fitzgerald Scholars are well.  Yến, our Bryn Mawr recipient, is home in Vietnam; Ariana has had to leave Barnard for her […]

2020/03/21 Update from the Sunflower Initiative

TSI and COVID-19       Dear Friends,   On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Sunflower Initiative (TSI), I am reaching out to you with an update on TSI’s status in light of COVID-19. We are listening closely to federal and state recommendations about how best to stay safe and participate responsibly […]