Anna Pennybacker Memorial Endowment Fund
Anna Hardwicke (Mrs. Percy) Pennybacker, activist and author, was born in Virginia, moved first to Kansas before moving to Texas in 1878. She graduated from the first class of Sam Houston Normal School, continued her education in Europe, and subsequently taught grammar and high school for fourteen years, including some sessions at the Chautauqua Summer Assembly. She was also active in women’s club activities, serving as president of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs, and as president and then board member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. A pacifist and suffragist, she was involved in the Chautauqua movement and served as a correspondent for several newspapers at the League of Nations meetings in Geneva. She also lectured extensively across the nation. The Anna Pennybacker Scholarship is awarded by Sam Houston State University. It is awarded to a student having the opportunity to have several months of travel and/or have studied at a recognized center of art of culture. As an Anna Pennybacker Scholarship recipient, you will receive five hundred dollars ($500) for the fall semester following the date of the award.