Carrie D. Francke Scholarship Open!

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.


  • Boone County Resident
  • Female student of at least sophomore status
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Primary consideration to be given for financial need
  • Enrolled part or full time at Stephens College, University of Missouri, Columbia College, William Woods University, Central Methodist University, Bryan University or Moberly Area Community College.

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