Jackie Anderson Strange Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1987 in honor of Dr. Jackie Anderson Strange, former Deputy Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service. During her life, Dr. Strange served on the Board of Governors and was the only woman to serve as Deputy Postmaster General. She managed the world’s largest non-military workforce of 800,000 employees and a $32 billion budget. While attending Georgia Southern University, Dr. Strange began her career with the Postal Service and worked her way up the career ladder, pioneering a way for women along the way. Dr. Strange received the Benjamin Franklin Award, the highest honor given to postal executives, and the Postmaster’s General Award for Excellence upon her retirement in 1987. Dr. Strange put in forty years of service. In 2011, she was presented with the Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award and she was selected as Georgia Southern’s first recipient of an honorary doctorate degree. This scholarship is available to a deserving student with a disability that meets the ADA definition for physical disability (mobility, visual, or hearing impairment). The student must have sophomore standing by the time the award is given and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.