Malavika Mujumdar | A Literary Activist
Malavika Mujumdar is an English and history major at UIS and plans to go to graduate school, either to pursue an MFA in creative writing or a master's degree in English literature. "Social change has always been a goal of literature," she says. "As a writer I hope to be an agent of that change."
This year Malavika received the Rosie Richmond Scholarship, named in memory of an accomplished UIS grad, author and business woman. Rosie taught creative writing at UIS (then SSU) and co-founded a local women's writing group. Before her death from cancer in 1994, she asked that a scholarship be awarded annually to a female undergraduate student aspiring to be a writer.
"I was happy and appreciative to be selected as the Rosie Richmond Scholarship," says Malavika. "It has lightened my financial burden so that I can focus more on learning."
Scholarships are a Reaching Stellar priority…
Because scholarships affirm the aspirations of UIS students.