In 2015, Debra Wilcox passed away. Wilcox is the sister of Dee Wilcox, Founder & CEO of the AnnieRuth Foundation and the granddaughter of Ruth Kearney – of whom the AnnieRuth Foundation is affectionately named.
In 2019, Dee created a scholarship platform to keep her sister’s memory alive while at the same time sharing with the world how devoted Debra was to her family, her country, the arts, and empowering others to be successful.
Currently, the AnnieRuth Foundation offers nine scholarships to ease the financial burden of deserving high school seniors (from across the nation) as they transition from high school to college. Eligibility criteria includes military, medicine, athleticism, education, law, and psychology.
The registration process for 2024 scholarship awards will remain open through March 31, 2024. High school seniors may apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible.