Bonnie Gordon Scholarship

Bonnie Gordon was the director of the Women's Studies Program and assistant professor of history at Bradley University from 1990 until her death in 1993. Her research focused on the medical problems faced by French women workers in the state match industry. She was the author of a book, “Phossy Jaw and the French Match Workers: Occupational Health and Women under the Third Republic.”

Dr. Gordon received a master's degree in history from the University of California-Riverside in 1975 and a Ph.D. in European history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985.

This endowed $500 scholarship was established in 1993 from donations by Bonnie Gordon's husband, David Hedin, her parents, Stanley and Sylvia Gordon, and additional contributions from her many friends and colleagues. The scholarship recognizes Dr. Gordon's commitment to scholarship and teaching at Bradley. 

The Bonnie Gordon Scholarship is awarded each year to undergraduate women students in Women's Studies, History, Physics or Chemistry, within a minimum GPA of 3.0, who have shown a commitment to women's issues. Eligibility is based on need and merit without regard to age or race. The Women's Studies Committee makes the award selection in collaboration with the Financial Assistance Office in the spring semester. Contact the Women's Studies chair for more information.

Individuals are invited to make additional gifts to the Bonnie Gordon Memorial Endowed Scholarship to increase the benefits available to students. Please contact Director of Development, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois 61625; (309) 677-3661.