The W.E.B. Du Bois Scholarship is named for the renowned sociologist and activist as well as a mentor to IUME Founding Director Dr Edmund Gordon while a student at Howard University. Dr. Edmund Gordon and the late Princess Matilda Bowen (1924-2017) established this scholarship to benefit IUME doctoral students.
We are indebted to Professor Bowen and Dr. Gordon and are grateful for their life’s work in service to education. Bowen devoted her life to mentoring, coaching and tutoring her students and family members. Gordon has continued to mentor, inspire, and advocate for education and research. Now they have established an enduring gift to foster learning and research. As a result, Gordon’s vision and Bowen’s zeal for education will benefit doctoral students for years to come.