Two years following Barbara Bush’s passing in 2018, her memory is being honored by the Robertson Foundation for Government with the creation of The Women in Public Service Fellowship in Honor of Barbara Bush through the Texas A&M Foundation.
The fellowship will support deserving students pursuing a master’s degree with a focus on intelligence studies and public policy from Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service. The Women in Public Service Fellowship deepens RFG’s partnership with the Bush School, which started in 2011. The fellowship also opened the door for The Jack and Carolyn Little Family Foundation to step into a new funding role with the Bush School by contributing funds.
The fellowship’s first recipient is Autumn Clouthier (Bush 2022), who says, “The creators of the fellowship are providing me with the essential resources and support I need to be successful.”
As a nonpartisan family foundation dedicated to educating future federal leaders, honoring the Bush matriarch’s expansive influence was an easy decision. RFG President Cynthia Robinson noted, “We felt that creating a fellowship in her honor for students interested in public service would be a wonderful way to celebrate her legacy and attract more students to careers in policy and government service.”