The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club, an 80 member volunteer organization dedicated to community service, is now accepting scholarship applications. Last year (2009-2010), $68,500 was awarded to 48 students in amounts ranging from $750 to $3,700. Scholarships are made possible by the Club’s major fundraising events: Wellesley Marketplace, the Wellesley Kitchen Tour, the Wellesley Phone Book and Luminary Night.
General WHJWC Scholarship Program
All Wellesley residents graduating from any high school in or outside of Wellesley, and all Wellesley residents currently attending undergraduate institutions on a full-time basis, are eligible to apply for WHJWC Scholarships. A limited number of awards are available to Wellesley High School graduates who reside outside of Wellesley. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic achievement and involvement in community service.
The WHJWC Patricia C. Doiron Memorial Scholarship
High school seniors who have shown a commitment to Early Childhood Education through participation in the Child Lab program at Wellesley High School may be eligible for the WHJWC Patricia C. Doiron Memorial Scholarship. This separate award through the WHJWC Scholarship Program was established in memory of Mrs. Doiron, a former Club member.
The Suzanne Stevens Scholarship
WHJWC Scholarship applicants may be eligible for the Suzanne Stevens Scholarship, named in honor of Mrs. Stevens, a former Club president. This separate award through the WHJWC Scholarship Program 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.
To apply for all WHJWC scholarships, complete the Town of Wellesley “Common Scholarship and Financial Aid Application” which is available through the WHS Guidance Office or at www.wellesleyscholarshipfoundation.org. High school seniors must also submit a teacher recommendation.
Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2011. Completed applications should be sent to:
WHJWC Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 81351
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-0003
For more information, please contact Daphne Gutz, WHJWC Scholarship Chair, at [email protected]