Each year, Women’s Network provides a $1,000 scholarship in memory of Carrie D. Francke.

Carrie was ambitious, completing a political science degree at MU in three years, followed by earning journalism and law degrees.  She served as Senator John Danforth’s press secretary, as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri, and on the University of Missouri Board of Curators.  She died in a tragic car accident in 1989 at the age of 34.  Carrie served on the Women’s Network Steering Committee.

The following is the criteria for eligibility.

  • Boone County Resident
  • Female Student
  • 21 Years of age or older
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Enrolled part or full time at Stephens College, University of Missouri, Columbia College, William Woods University, Central Methodist University of Moberly Area Community College.
  • Primary consideration to be give for financial need
  • At least sophomore status

Applicants fitting the above criteria should submit a completed application along with their most recent transcript, a current resume, and a formal letter of application explaining the need for the funding and how the funding will help applicants achieve goals. Application forms are available online by clicking the link here CarrieDFranckeScholarship2014 or by contacting Brenna McDermott, Director of Women’s Network at 817-9119. The 2014 deadline is April 14, 2014