Empowering young women
to be leaders and Active World Citizens
through education and service

Nurturing the Changemakers of Tomorrow

The Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund’s mission is to empower young women to be leaders and active world citizens through education and service. Our annual college scholarships to Mercer Island High School and Rainier Beach High School students acknowledge and support graduating senior women who demonstrate a commitment to the values of Stanley Ann Dunham in education, leadership and community service.

Stanley Ann Dunham's Legacy

In addition to being the mother of the 44th president, Stanley Ann Dunham earned her Doctorate in Anthropology after graduating from Mercer Island High School in Washington State in 1960 and pioneered a microfinance model that is still in use today around the world.

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