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VRG’s $2,500 Eleanor Wolff Scholarship

Posted on March 08, 2011 by Nina Casalena, The VRG Blog Editor

Eleanor Miltimore Wolff became a committed vegan late in life. Once she learned and understood that dietary choices affected not only one’s personal health, but also the health of the planet and the well being of the animals, there was no looking back. Leather shoes and purses, along with non-vegan food products went out the door. Her children and grandchildren were showered with vegan reading material. When she exercised she would sport a T-shirt proclaiming: “I think, therefore I am — a vegetarian”. Eleanor was a military censor during World War II, but there was no censoring her commitment to a plant based diet and lifestyle.

In her memory, the Eleanor Wolff Scholarship is a $2,500 paid internship at the VRG office in Baltimore (plus $1,000 toward housing) for a student who:

  1. Wants to be an effective change agent on behalf of vegetarianism
  2. Is motivated to use knowledge gained from the internship to make a significant impact within his/her world
  3. Could not participate in this development effort without a little financial assistance

Currently, the Eleanor Wolff Scholarship funds one internship per year. VRG also has unpaid internships available.

If you would like to apply for a VRG internship, please send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter detailing your interests, skills, goals, and vegetarian knowledge to:

The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203

or e-mail to vrg@vrg.org

For more information about the Eleanor Wolff Scholarship and to view what past recipients have said of their experiences, click here.

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