Alpha Phi Foundation



Ruth Allingham Soriano Scholarship

  • Open to: Undergraduate Students
  • Chapter(s) Eligible: Sigma (Washington)
  • Additional Criteria: Applicant must be a Junior
Ruth was initiated by the Sigma chapter at the University of Washington in March 1945.
After graduation, she became a schoolteacher, one-time president of the Women's University Club, and traveled the world.

She always made education a priority in her life and preferred learning firsthand, seeing things for herself. She made at least 14 trips to Europe and visited Japan, China, Singapore and Australia.

Ruth's love of learning was instilled by her mother. Both graduated from the University of Washington with teaching degrees.

Ruth taught second and third grade while remaining active in Alpha Phi and Mortar Board Honorary.