Alpha Phi Foundation



Clara Bradley Burdette Scholarship

  • Open to:  Graduate Studentsclarabradleyburdette_small.jpg
  • Noteworthy Information: This scholarship is the highest honor a graduate applicant can receive.
Clara Bradley Burdette lived the longest, most active life of Alpha Phi's ten Founders.

She was born in East Bloomfield, New York, and graduated in the class of 1876. She was a writer, lecturer, business woman, philanthropist and a trustee of Syracuse University.

Clara held many volunteer positions that filled her nearly ninety-nine years. Her prime objective in life was working for better opportunities for women. She was the only Honorary President of Alpha Phi and was referred to as "Mother Burdette."