Ruth Moss Easterling Scholarship (($1,000) dollar scholarship)
Established in 1995, the Ruth Moss Easterling Scholarship was named for Ruth, BPW/NC Federation 1964-1965 State President, and 1970-1971 National President. First elected to the North Carolina Legislature in 1976, the Honorable Ruth Moss Easterling served in the North Carolina House of Representatives for thirteen terms, retiring in 2002 at the age of ninety-two. She was a staunch advocate for women’s rights and was instrumental in establishing the Commission on the Status of Women. In 2007, Governor Bev Perdue signed a joint resolution honoring the contributions to society, particularly legislation benefiting women and children. The Ruth Moss Easterling Scholarship is in the amount of $1,000.
A woman who wishes to be a candidate must:
Be currently enrolled in either an accredited community college or a four-year college in law (to include legal secretary) or public administration or political science
Require financial assistance to obtain goals
Have a definite career plan