Texas Woman Graduate Student Receives Second International Peace Fellowship – News & Events
July 21, 2021 – DENTON – Elizabeth Timothy, Masters student at Texas Woman’s University Multicultural Studies Program on Women and Gender, received the prestigious award from the Philanthropic Educational Organization International Peace Fellowship for the second year in a row.
The International Peace Scholarship Fund offers graduate scholarships in North America to women from countries other than the United States and Canada.
Timothy’s award will allow her to continue her education at TWU and develop two projects that support underserved women in Kenya. “I help women by raising funds that will allow them to develop small businesses, which will then become a permanent source of income to pay for necessities like food and health care for their families,” said Timothy. It also recruits high school graduates who show academic promise and provides them with financial aid to attend college. The program has already placed eight girls in colleges across Kenya.
Timothy holds a BA in Theology and an MA in Development from St. Paul University, Kenya. Prior to enrolling at TWU, she was on the faculty at Moffat Bible College and Scott Christian University in Kenya. Her research interests include women’s health, higher education, transfeminism, feminism and activism.
After completing it mastery in Multicultural Studies on Women and Gender at TWU, Timothy hopes to enroll in the doctoral program. In addition to expanding her current projects, she plans to continue teaching and working with international nonprofit organizations focused on women’s empowerment.
Last page update at 2:24 p.m. on July 21, 2021