RUTH BUXTON SAYRE SCHOLARSHIP
The Country Women’s Council, USA (CWC) to honor Ruth Buxton Sayre, established the Ruth Buxton Sayre Scholarship. Mrs. Buxton attained national and international recognition championing a better way of life for rural people. The purpose of the scholarship is to foster the educational development of women.
Mrs. Sayre's efforts on behalf of rural women and families spanned three decades and earned her high posts in state, national and international organizations. She served as President of the Associated Country Women of the World 1947-1953. One of her many distinctions include being the only woman appointed to a U. S. Agricultural Committee (by President Eisenhower). In 1976 being inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame honored her. "If good doesn't cross borders, soldiers will" expressed her views on trade and peace. She constantly encouraged women to "let out the seams" of their thinking.
For more information about the Ruth Buxton Sayre Scholarship and mailing address, please contact the president of the Alabama Homemakers and Community Leaders (AHCL).
AHCL is affiliated with ACWW.