To meet Elizabeth Woodhouse was
to witness true inspiration firsthand.
Breast cancer recently took the longtime
Wittenberg Guild member’s life, but the
95-year-old still inspired others to learn.
Now students at Wittenberg will be
able to continue Woodhouse’s mission –
to learn something new every day –
thanks to a $25,000 scholarship she
established shortly before her death.
“So many people study in school, walk
up to get a diploma and stop learning,”
she said. “Never stop learning.”
Woodhouse lived that daily. At age
87, she earned her bachelor’s degree from
Urbana University followed by her master’s
degree in religious studies two years later
at Catholic Distance University.
By cre at i ng t he schola rsh ip at
Wittenberg, Woodhouse wanted to
provide financial assistance to deserving
st udent s who have demonst rated
leadership skills and are accomplished
in one or more of the following areas:
language, literature, history, philosophy,
art or music.