$15,000 Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship for Local and International Students at Guttmacher Institute in the USA 2023

Written by catherine.caoile on March 23, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Public Health, Public Policy
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    125 Maiden Lane
    7th Floor
    New YorkNY   10038
    Telephone +1-212-248-1111
    Toll-free +1-800-355-0244
    Fax +1-212-248-1951

To honor the legacy of Cory L. Richards, Guttmacher Institute sponsored a scholarship annually that is intended for the students who are in a part-time or full-time graduate program for the academic year of 2022-2023. Local and international students are encouraged to apply for the scholarship program with a total value of $15,000.

Scholarship Overview 

The Corey L. Richards Memorial Scholarship was sponsored by the Guttmacher Institute, to support the emerging leaders in sexual and reproductive health and rights. Founded in 2014 in honor of Corey L. Richards, a field leader whose distinguished career at the Gutmacher Institute spanned nearly four decades, the scholarship will reflect its core commitment: promoting the development of new leaders.

It does this by providing financial support to outstanding students who intend to devote their careers to advancing public policy relating to sexual and reproductive health and rights and who are pursuing advanced degrees in public health or public policy.

The scholarship is an annual offer that will award to up to two students and will be receiving a total value of $15,000 individually that can support their part-time or full-time program at the institute. The scholarship priority is those students who have the eagerness to further their education and can demonstrate their financial needs.

Scholarship Provider: Guttmacher Institute

About the Provider

The Guttmacher Institute visualizes a future in which all individuals can exercise their rights and have access to the resources they need to achieve sexual and reproductive health. This vision is consistent with a progressive and evidence-based definition of SRHR, which states that sexual and reproductive health is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction, or disability, but a state of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health, social welfare health. -Presence in all aspects of sexuality and reproduction.

As one of the leading research and policy organizations, they have the guiding principles for institutional values. Equity and Justice address the ongoing oppression and historical base of race, sexuality, gender, age, income, marginalized identity, or immigration status of every individual. Their collaboration values bring a true spirit of partnerships and purposes. The Global-View of the institute is lifting up the connections on the most common issues and resolving them through a different context.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Academic Year: 2022-2023
  • Applicants Nationality: Local and international
  • Degree Level: Masters Degree
  • Field: Public Health
  • Scholarship Awards: $15,000
  • Scholarship Country: USA
  • Renewable: No, however, students can re-apply for the next scholarship opening date.
  • Offered Annually: Yes
  • Scholarship Duration: 1 year
  • Number of Awards: 2

Scholarship Eligibility 

To be able to apply for the scholarship, students must check the eligibility of the scholarship.

  • Interested applicants must be enrolled or currently enrolled in a part-time or full-time master’s degree program at any of the accredited universities in the United States for the academic year of 2022-2023.
  • Must be in the field of study in public health or public policy for the master’s degree program.
  • Must have a career plan on pursuing advancement in public health related to reproductive health and rights.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 or equivalent.
  • Applicants of all races, colors, gender, creed, religion, sexual orientations, disabilities, nationalities wil are considered to apply for the scholarship.

For the past recipient of the scholarship award, as long as the eligibility requirements are met, they can re-apply for the awards.

Application Process 

Interested applicants can apply for the online portal provided by the institute. the applicants must be able to register and create an account. Creating an account requires giving all the information needed for the scholarship application. The registered email will be used towards the notification of the results of the scholarship application.

The application will require certain material that will be supporting your scholarship application. Keep in mind that all given en information will be verified by the scholarship committee, the material will be reviewed.

Late and incomplete scholarship applications will not be considered, however, students can re-apply for the next application opening date.

Required Documents for the scholarship application

To support your application process, you must provide the following document:

  • Academic Records
  • Honors or any other certificates
  • Work-related experience
  • Leadership skills
  • Any participation in the community or university activities
  • Essay


The essay will outline the applicant’s personal statement and answer to the application question.

The applicants who will be shortlisted for the awards will be asked to submit the following:

  • Letter of recommendation
  • official transcript of records

Scholarship Selection 

The selection process of the scholarship wil is based on the reviewed material provided by the applicants. The scholarship committee wil be reviewing the following:

  • Students academic merit
  • Received honors or certificates
  • Their relevant work experience
  • and the outline of the essay

The scholarship application will be evaluated by the staff or scholarship committee of the Guttmacher Institute. The evaluation for the scholarship and results will be final. Short-listed students are required to submit a letter of recommendation, it is important to wait for the scholarship announcement of the finalist before submitting.

Successful students will be notified through their provided email once result was finalized.

Scholarship Awards 

Since 2014, the institute offers the Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship the provides a total value of $15,000 to successful students.

The scholarship wants to nurture every individual’s career development by providing financial support to cover their tuition fee expenses.

Two deserving students will be awarded for the academic year of 2022-2023 that can help them with their education costs and other related fees in any accredited college or university in the USA.

Scholarship Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the applciation form is until May 15, 2022, at 3 pm CT.

The past recipient of the awards can re-apply for the scholarship program. The scholarship is non-renewable however it will be offered annually by the Guttmacher Institute.

The payment for the award will be sent directly to the student’s account by August of 2022.

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