Making Democracy Work

Anne Rudin Scholarship

The League of Women Voters of Sacramento County is now accepting applications for the 2016 Anne Rudin Scholarship Fund. The Anne Rudin Scholarship Fund commemorates the accomplishments of former Sacramento Mayor Anne Rudin and enables other women to pursue higher education in the fields of public administration and public policy. Rudin served both as President of the League of Women Voters of Sacramento and the League of Women Voters of California. She then became a member of the Sacramento City Council for twelve years and Mayor of Sacramento from 1983 to 1992. Rudin continues to be involved in this community.

Eligibility and Selection: Every year the Sacramento League advertises the scholarship to local schools like: CSUS, UC Davis, McGeorge School of Law, USC-Sacramento campus, USF-Sacramento campus, UC Davis Law Schools, and the local chapter of USC. The scholarship is open to women who are enrolled in public administration, government, or public policy related programs at an institution of higher education in the Sacramento area. The applicant must be enrolled in upper division studies or be a graduate student.

Applicants are evaluated on the basis of:

academic record

commitment to public service

career objectives

Applications are reviewed by a committee under the leadership of the League of Women Voters of Sacramento. This year's scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded at the League of Women Voters Anne Rudin Scholarship and Suffragists' Reception, Oct 5, 2016.

Typically, about half the funds come from the Scholarship Fund and half from the League's budget. The Scholarship Fund endowment is maintained by the Sacramento Regional Foundation, which determines the annual grant amount based on how the Fund is performing.

To apply, please print an application and mail to the below address:

League of Women Voters of Sacramento County

1107 9th Street, Suite 300

Sacramento, CA 95814

Applications must be postmarked by September 15, 2016!

Questions? Phone Trisha Uhrhammer at 916-455-8393 or e-mail her at