Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship Seeks RPCV Applicants
By Erica Burman on Monday, December 12th, 2011
Katie was the change that she wanted to see in the world. She modeled that for those she knew and loved. Katie left us with the challenge, the responsibility, to carry on her legacy of service to the global community. It’s an individual challenge that can only be met through the pooling of our communal effort, talent, strength, and support. Through its work in establishing and supporting educational opportunities and service projects for communities at home and abroad, The Katie Memorial Foundation seeks to meet that challenge. In doing so, we honor Katie’s life and work.
— Judy Shaffer (Katie’s mom)/March 2008
Anne Kanyusik (Bangladesh 98-00) recently contacted the National Peace Corps Association to let us know – and in turn let the wider Peace Corps community know – about the Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship, which provides funding for innovative, grassroots projects by outstanding graduate students or recent graduates working (in a variety of disciplines) to promote international public health.
Katie served in Bangladesh from 1999-2001, earned a master’s degree in public health, which then took her to Romania and work as a project manager for an HIV/AIDS and Family Violence outreach program. Tragically, her life was cut short in a hiking accident. (You can learn more about Katie’s life here.) The scholarship was established in memory of her passion for and dedication to the causes Peace Corps serves.
A number of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers have been recipients of or finalists for the scholarship in the past few years, and the Foundation would like to get the word out to more RPCVs.
Applications for the 2012 scholarship are due by February 15, 2012.
Please visit the KMF website for more information www.katiememorialfoundation.org.