The February 1, 2018 deadline is fast approaching for The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) scholarship applications.
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.
Save the dates for the upcoming WHJWC events that help fund these scholarships:
Saturday, May 6: Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour
Sunday, May 20: Wonder Run 5K and Kids Fun Run
The WHJC is a volunteer organization of just under 100 women who give their time through hands-on service and fundraising efforts. The group’s annual fundraisers include Wellesley Marketplace, Luminary Night, Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour, and The Wonder Run. In 2016, the club gave approximately $130,000 to the local community in the way of grants and scholarships.