Elizabeth Eckford with scholarship recipient

President C. Andrew McGadney, Elizabeth Eckford, and Eric Pleschner, Charles A. Becker Foundation president, celebrate the first Elizabeth Eckford Scholarship for Peace and Justice Studies, which was awarded to Tamia Ware ’26 (second from left). Eckford, one of the students who integrated Arkansas schools as a member of the Little Rock Nine, attended Knox for one year. The Charles A. Becker Foundation is funding the scholarship, which provides $10,000 over four years, in her name.