FA-Rita E. Jackson Memorial Scholarship
Rita E. Jackson sought and succeeded in achieving independence. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in U.S. History in 1974 and continued graduate study in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Denver. She went on to work as a case worker and later as a contracted hearing officer with the Jefferson Country Department of Human Services. In addition to her professional career in social work, Jackson volunteered time and energy to reforming nursing homes, clarifying Native American water rights, and the King of Glory Lutheran Church. Her successes were in spite of confinement to a wheelchair as the result of an automobile accident at the age of seventeen which left her a quadriplegic.
The Rita E. Jackson Memorial scholarship is to benefit undergraduate or graduate students attending full-time or part-time with special academic or medical needs and who demonstrate financial need.