Valerie Armstrong always had a self-motivated nature. After studying for three years at UC Berkeley, she returned to complete her degree at University College many years later. She later received her master’s degree to become a math instructor at SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica. This memorial fund was established by her family to benefit women going back to school later in life, just as Valerie had done. An annual scholarship is awarded to a woman attending University College, with priority given to those studying math or science. To apply for this scholarship, please contact Syracuse University or University College.