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Dorothy S. Strickland Ph.D. was the State of New Jersey Professor of Reading and was the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education, Emerita, at Rutgers University. She was formerly the Arthur I. Gates Professor of Education at Teachers College Columbia University. A former classroom teacher, reading consultant and learning disabilities specialist, she was a past president of both the International Literacy Association and its Reading Hall of Fame. She was the 1998 recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English Award as Outstanding Educator in the Language Arts and the 1994 NCTE Rewey Belle Inglis Award as Outstanding Woman in the Teaching of English. She has numerous publications in the field of reading/language arts.

Here are some places where the scholarship fund is helping deserving students:

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY We are pleased to know that our donation of $1,000 went to a first generation Idaho State University student who is majoring in English. Read more on the Facebook page of the ISU Department of English and Philosophy.


$10,000 of support was raised through our efforts!

From the Boise State Website:

The mission of the Boise State University Intensive English Program is to provide non-native English-speaking students with the opportunity to improve their English language skills for personal, professional, and/or academic success. Sadly, many of the students most in need of improving their English language skills don’t have access to the resources needed to pursue our program and continue on to full time enrollment at Boise State University. This fall, with the help of professor Michael Strickland, we established to Dorothy Strickland Scholarship for English Language Learners to help fill this gap and provide more opportunities to our students. This scholarship was established with the help of professor Michael Strickland in order to honor his mother’s legacy of tireless work in support of English Language Education and particularly those students most in need.

BROWN LIKE ME On March 4, 2022, The Dorothy Strickland Scholarship Fund gave $250 to Brown Like Me. This will be the first of a number of recurring gifts. The Brown Like Me board will give each scholarship to a child who has shown academic achievement, leadership, and service. Brown Like Me is a place of belonging for Black youth in Idaho’s Treasure Valley. In a region where our Black children are often the minority in their schools, activities, the grocery store, and even at home, Brown Like Me delivers programming that allows them to see the beauty of being Black.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Thank you to the multiple donors who have given to the Rutgers University Foundation in Dr. Strickland’s honor. We plan to add many more.

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