Applications are open NOW for the 2023-2024 Joan Johnson Graduate Fellowship Award in the amount of $3500. Download the application here: https://www.soroptimist-losangeles.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Fellowship-Application-2023-2024-fillable.pdf.
A little bit about Joan D. Johnson
As a treasured member of SI of Los Angeles for many years, Joan was instrumental in overseeing our Graduate Fellowship award. The award was renamed in her honor after her death in 2016.
For her memorial service, Billie Jean King wrote of Joan: “When it came to college tennis, she was a game changer. And for me, she was a life changer.” Al Marino, a colleague and friend, praised Joan as “a talented and accomplished woman who led with honesty, integrity, and a definitive vision…,” to whom “every girl and woman who ever donned an athletic uniform since the ‘70s owes a debt.”
For more about Joan D. Johnson and other notable members, see our Notable Members page on our website.