Ruth Buxton Sayre was known as the “First Lady of the Farm” and inspired millions of rural women around the world to improve themselves and their communities with her practicality, humor, decency, and common sense. As a young farm mother, she began her life work in striving for better conditions for farm women and their families by organizing her neighbors for college extension classes. She earned high posts in state, national and international organizations and served as Associated Country women of the World (ACWW) President from 1947-1953.
Country Women’s Council (CWC) USA offers a Ruth B. Sayre Memorial Scholarship each year to a woman who is a legal resident of the USA, who shows a financial need, and who has the ability to complete her education.
The Scholarship recipient or recipients shall be paid up to the amount of $500 for a year’s period of study, the money to be sent to the educational institution she is attending for tuition and/or books. The recipients may apply the succeeding year.