The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) is accepting scholarship applications for 2017-2018 now through February 1, 2018.
In 2017, the Club awarded $70,000 in scholarships and awards to 30 Wellesley students. Scholarships were given to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate college students in amounts ranging from $1.000 - $4,000.
Applications are evaluated based on demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, and involvement in community service. Applicants must be Wellesley residents graduating from high school in or outside of Wellesley or Wellesley residents currently attending undergraduate institutions on a full-time basis. A limited number of awards are available to Wellesley High School graduates who reside outside of Wellesley.
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 – Wellesley Marketplace, Luminary Night, Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour and the 5K Wonder Run – the WHJWC raises money that is donated both to local non-profits and to WHS students. In 2017, WHJWC donated approximately $140,000 to the community through scholarships and charitable grants to local non-profit organizations. WHJWC has awarded more than $1.5M in scholarships to students since 1972.
The WHJWC would like to thank its corporate sponsors, which help make these scholarships possible. They include Barber Real Estate Group of William Raveis Real Estate, Brendon Properties, Eye Care & Laser Surgery (LASIK) - Marc Leibole M.D., Needham Bank and Roche Bros.
In the last five years, WHJWC has given away almost half a million dollars. In 2017, the club awarded $70,000 across 30 grants to Wellesley and Metrowest organizations. The club donates to a variety of educational, youth, elderly, civic and community programs. Particular emphasis is placed on those programs that have a significant impact on the Wellesley community. The club recently restructured the grants process, aiming to make a greater community impact by fully funding concrete programs.
Application forms can be downloaded online at www.whjwc.org. Completed applications should be sent by e-mail to the attention of Pam Webb at [email protected] or if email is not possible mailed to WHJWC Grants, PO Box 81194, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-0002. Applications must be received or postmarked by February 1, 2018.
WHJWC 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 Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour and the 5K Wonder Run – the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club raises money that is donated both as grants to local charities and as scholarships to Wellesley High School students.
For more information about our grant program, please contact Pam Webb, WHJWC Grants Chair, at [email protected]