Texas Woman’s graduate student receives second International Peace Scholarship

Elizabeth Timothy portrait

July 21, 2021 — DENTON — Elizabeth Timothy, a master’s student in the Texas Woman’s University Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies Program, has been awarded the Philanthropic Educational Organization’s prestigious International Peace Scholarship for the second year in a row. 

The International Peace Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for graduate study in North America to select women from countries outside of the United States and Canada.

Timothy’s award will allow her to continue pursuing her studies at TWU and develop two projects that support underserved women in Kenya. “I assist women by raising funds that will allow them to grow small businesses, which will then become an ongoing source of income to pay for necessities like food and health care for their families,” Timothy said. She 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 bachelor’s degree in theology and a master’s degree in development from St. Paul’s University, Kenya. Prior to enrolling at TWU, she served on the faculty at Moffat Bible College and Scott Christian University in Kenya. Her research interests include women’s health, higher education, transfeminism, womanism and activism.

After completing her master’s in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies at TWU, Timothy hopes to enroll in the department’s doctoral program. In addition to expanding her current projects, she plans to continue teaching and working with international nonprofits focused on women’s empowerment.

Two-time PEO scholarship winner Elizabeth Timothy (third from left) with her family.
Two-time PEO scholarship winner Elizabeth Timothy (third from left) with her family. Photo courtesy Elizabeth Timothy.

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