Bekki Lee Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Bekki Lee Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 2013 through the generosity of Bekki’s friends and family to celebrate her lifelong commitment to education, access and inclusivity. Bekki’s deep commitment to education will be remembered, honored, and celebrated in perpetuity through the award of the Bekki Lee Memorial Endowed Scholarship to a deserving student who has made significant efforts to enhance the Scripps community. The recipient of this award will receive up to $6,000 in loan and/or grant replacement.


Bekki served as a devoted Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs from 2010-2013. In that time her contributions to the success and well-being of our students were remarkable. She loved working with our students and helping them map their successful journey at Scripps. Under her guidance, the student affairs department made tremendous strides in developing our students as leaders and in continuing to cultivate a deep sense of community.

Before coming to Scripps College Bekki had a distinguished 23 year career at Amherst College, serving students in a wide range of positions. She also held key posts at Oberlin College, University of California, Davis and the University of Pennsylvania. She invested her heart in helping students and she was deeply committed to issues of equity and social justice.

Bekki also was a dedicated community volunteer, giving her time and talent to coaching children’s soccer, to Taiko drumming groups, and to community theater.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be a currently enrolled rising sophomore, junior or senior at Scripps College who shows an interest/inclination in supporting education, access and inclusivity in the Scripps community. In addition to the overall quality of personal statement and accompanying letters of recommendation, finalists will be selected on:

  • Academic achievement
  • Community engagement and responsibility
  • Commitment to access and inclusivity


Applications are due November 11th by 11:59pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Apply now.

Application Information

The online application includes:

  • A personal statement of 1000 words or less that describes a significant effort you have made to enhance the Scripps community by supporting education, access, and inclusivity.
  • A current resume
  • An unofficial transcript
  • *A faculty/staff letter of recommendation


Additional Information

The selection committee is comprised of a minimum of three members of the Scripps Community. The Bekki Lee Memorial Scholar will be selected by late December and invited to attend an annual Donor Appreciation Luncheon in the spring.

Questions should be directed to Colleen Murphy,, Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship



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