“Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” —Abigail Adams
Last year, in very real move towards affecting change in the world, the Feminist Mormon Housewives blog community rallied together to start a scholarship fund for Mormon mothers going back to school. The inaugural scholarship was granted to me, and allowed me to finish the last year of my undergrad. There was much ink spilled about it, and you can read here, here and here if you’re interested in the story. Later in the year, the women at FMH decided to name the scholarship for me. I burst into tears when I got the call, and it still leaves me stunned.
In the next week, keeping the new tradition bright, the 2013 FMH Scholarship recipient will be announced.
Just like on PBS, we’re interrupting programming to remind you how much your contributions helps, and to offer you some lovely gifts if you make a small donation. All people who contribute have a chance to win hand-made donated items, such as feminist t-shirts (everyone needs an ERS t-shirt!), home-canned jam and salsa (Mormon-y goodness!), subversive bonnets (made by fMhLisa herself), and the grand big awesome Goddess Quilt made out of PANTS! Remember pants? (Women donated their church pants, and the pants were cut up and made into more than one quilt!)
You can donate through paypal at fMhscholarship at gmail dot com, or by clicking this link.
Legal disclosure: FMH is hoping these donations will be tax deductible, and they very likely will be. But they are waiting on lawyers and paperwork and cannot guarantee tax deductibility as of today. If their 501c3 status goes through before the end of the year (and they fully expect it to) you will be sent a tax-deductible receipt.
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ― Brigham Young