For nearly 45 years, Linda Bates Parker devoted her life to leadership and empowering others. From humble beginnings, she forged an impressive career of professional accomplishments and civic contributions, earning credibility locally, nationally and internationally.
As director of the Career Development Center and adjunct professor, this Distinguished Faculty Fellow was noted for her "long-lasting and life-changing" style of teaching and as someone who "was driven by the satisfaction of seeing her students achieve their goals." Within the community, Linda was highly regarded for her 30+ year commitment to the professional development of women with the creation of Black Career Women, a national organization that serves as a nucleus of support to identify and address the critical needs of women in the workforce as they relate to their career mobility and achievement.
In an effort to honor the outstanding contributions Linda Bates Parker made to the University, the Greater Cincinnati community, and beyond, we are proud to establish a scholarship fund to recognize her legacy of education, excellence and service.
The Linda Bates Parker Scholarship will provide scholarship dollars to outstanding students at the University of Cincinnati for generations to come.
Preference will be given to an African American student, or a female student of color, or a student from the West End of Cincinnati. The recipient, known as the Linda Bates Parker Scholar, must demonstrate financial need, maintain a 2.5 grade point average, participate in community service and volunteer activities, and possess good moral character.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513-556-6262.
To make a contribution, visit the Giving Initiatives page on the UC Foundation website and click on "support the Linda Bates Parker Scholarship Fund."