Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

The Sunflower Initiative is excited to announce The Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship to one woman choosing to attend a woman’s college for the 2016-2017 academic year. The scholarship honors the legacy of an outstanding artist and devoted alumna of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. The $10,000 scholarship award will provide a promising young woman with financial support to attend an undergraduate woman’s college where her intellect and talents.

The Sunflower Initiative is a non-profit organization was created to honor the legacy of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and seeks to embrace women (and the men who love them) from other women’s colleges.


  • Highly motivated women who are passionate about learning and desire to attend a woman’s college in either the United States or Canada.
  • Must possess a stellar high school record, provide outstanding references, have a sincere desire to make a contribution to society, and show evidence of strong character and leadership qualities, as well as breadth and depth of interests.
  • Applicants are recommended to have an unweighted GPA of at least a 3.5 and SAT scores of 1800 or higher or no single ACT score lower than 25.
  • Graduating high school seniors, women who have matriculated at college, but left prior to the completion of the first semester, and early college applicants are eligible to apply.
  • Women who have completed one semester of college or more are not eligible.
  • The Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship is awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal.

How to Apply:

For applying the scholarship, the candidates must complete the on-line application form. The form is available on the given link:


Supporting Documents:

  • Official high school or GED transcripts (mailed to the address)
  • Official report of SAT (code 7230) or ACT (code 1715) scores (only mail if not included on official transcript)
  • 3 Letters of recommendations: one from a teacher and two from community members (club advisor, employer, or other non-family), must be submitted on-line

Submitting Details:

  • Official transcripts should be mailed to:
    Lee Hawthorne
    425 Nottingham Road
    Baltimore, MD 21229
  • Letters of recommendations can be upload through the given link:


Award Amount:

The Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship in the amount of $10,000 will be awarded to one woman for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is February 1, 2016, 10 pm EST. The scholarship selection committee will notify the winner of the award in April 2016.

Link for More Information:



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