The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) is currently accepting scholarship applications for 2016-2017. Last year, the WHJWC awarded $65,000 in scholarships and awards to 32 Wellesley students. Scholarship amounts ranged from $1,000 to $4,500.
In addition to scholarships, the WHJWC has 4 named awards.
The Patricia C. Doiron Memorial Scholarship recognizes a graduating senior who has shown a commitment to early childhood education through participation in the Child Lab at the Wellesley High School.
The Suzanne Stevens Scholarship recognizes a graduating senior (or current college student) who has demonstrated strength when faced with adversity, while maintaining a strong academic record and involvement in community service.
The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club and Principal’s Community Service Book Award recognizes a graduating senior who has performed exceptional community service.
The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club Junior Community Service Book Award recognizes a Wellesley High School Junior who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community service both inside and outside of Wellesley High School. This individual possesses a complete and mature understanding of, and passion for community service, regardless of their academic and financial background.
The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club was established in 1944 as a service organization under the Massachusetts Federation of Women’s Clubs. Through its four fundraisers – the Wellesley Marketplace, Luminary Night, the Kitchen Tour, and the 5K Wonder Run – the WHJWC raises money that is donated both to local charities and to WHS students. In 2016, WHJWC donated approximately $200,000 to the community through scholarships and charitable grants to local non-profit organizations.