The Scudder Association Foundation is dedicated to the perpetuation of a two century tradition of “Service to Others”, support for the Scudder family founded hospitals in southern India, the promotion of education in the social / religious arts & medical sciences and the preservation of Scudder family history.
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The first Scudders to Hawaii grew up in India in the 1860s and 70s. As children of the second generation of American Scudder Protestant missionaries in British India, their parents were doctors and teachers offering alternatives to the Hindu caste system and Islamic fundamentalism with the teachings of Jesus. Scudder involvement in India continues to this day.
Applications are now being accepted for Scudder Foundation scholarships. Scholarships are available to those applicants pursuing studies advancing careers in the areas of the medical arts, humanitarian arts and education, as well as ministerial and spiritual guidance Studies.
To continue the story of John and Mary (King) Scudder of Newtown, Long Island from our Spring 2021 journal issue, articles in this Summer/Fall 2021 issue will share more about this couple’s pioneering activities and about some of their remarkable pioneering posterity who are not generally recognized as Scudders, due to their descent through a female line.