Brittany Partridge selected for a 2010 Hawkinson Foundation scholarshipPosted October 22, 2010
Brittany Partridge is doing her part to bring justice and peace to the world, with such projects as working with victims of sex trafficking in Romania. The ACU sophomore’s efforts have earned her the recognition of the Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation, which presented her with its 2010 scholarship.
Hawkinson Foundation scholarships encourage students who have already demonstrated a commitment to peace and justice to strive for those values in their educational pursuits and lives. Partridge certainly fits the bill.
While still in high school in her Minnesota hometown, Partridge went on several overseas mission trips through Royal Servants International, including one to Romania where she worked with victims of sex trafficking.
Here in Texas, she is interning with Eternal Threads, a non-profit that creates markets for products made by women around the world. She has also created her own side project, The Red Thread Movement, which sells bracelets made by Nepalese women on university campuses.
Partridge, a political science and history major, plans to use her scholarship to fund her four-month ACU Study Abroad experience in Montevideo, Uruguay.
In November, the Hawkinson Foundation will host an intergenerational event titled Bringing Generations Together: Creating a Culture of Peace. Partridge and other scholarship recipients will receive their awards during a fund-raising dinner and speak about their own efforts to bring about peace.
Since 1988, the Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation for Peace and Justice in Minneapolis has awarded scholarships to more than 100 students from or attending schools in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North and South Dakota. For more information, visit http://www.graceattheu.org/hawkinson_foundation.php.