"One can never consent
to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”--Helen
Welcome to the Claudia
The Claudia Foundation is a unique organization whose purpose is to
promote positive change in the lives of individuals, especially women.
Its mission is to educate, equip and enrich. In particular, it offers
challenging opportunities and resources for individuals to explore
their personal goals and educational possibilities through
scholarships, academic experiences, community service, and the arts.
The Foundation also strives to introduce educational, social, and
cultural enrichment to the community.
The Claudia Foundation...
Was founded in 1989 by writer and producer,
Linda Bloodworth Thomason, in honor of her late mother, Claudia
Bloodworth and is headquartered in the Bloodworth House, home of LBT’s
paternal grandparents. The Bloodworth House is used for various social,
educational and cultural events;
Is a non-profit organization dedicated to
providing scholarships and opportunities for girls and women to explore
their personal goals through educational and cultural programs. The
Foundation has given 132 scholastic scholarships and also serves as a
cultural haven for the community;
Has given 34 “Designing Women” Scholarships in
excess of $1.5 million to young women attending Duke University,
Vanderbilt University, Wellesley College and many other higher
education institutions across the U.S.;
Has made it possible for 62 local young women
to tour much of Europe and attend scores of Broadway shows; in return,
these young women have donated over 100,000 hours of community service
Has awarded 46 Three Rivers Community College
Nontraditional Student Scholarships, totaling more than $85,000;
Started the Charlie Classics Reading Program in
1991, which offers P.B. students the opportunity to read classic
literature and receive college scholarships. Students are encouraged to
read 100 teacher-approved selections and have them mentored by
community volunteers to receive a scholarship (over 300 Poplar
Bluffians have served as mentors);
Has exposed 28,000 + P.B. students to the
Charlie Classics Reading Program, as well as given over 3,000 books to
the P.B. school system;
52 Charlie Classics reading scholarships, which includes more than
$250,000 in scholastic scholarships and incentives.
The Bloodworth House is available for rentals.
Please see the application in the Bloodworth House menu above.
& Betty Minton Designing Women Scholarship Offered to a graduating high school Stoddard County female
who possibly intends to study agriculture, science or education ($1,000) Due April 1st Download
Bluff High School Designing Women Scholarship Offered
to graduating PBHS female ($1,000) Due April 1st Download
TRCC Designing Women Scholarship
Offered to a female who attends
TRCC ($1,000). Due April 1st Download
Memorial Cosmetology Scholarship Offered
to a female to attend PBTCC or Black River Beauty Academy ($2,000) Due June 31st Download