The February 1, 2019 deadline is fast approaching for The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) scholarship applications.
Last year (2017 – 2018), $70,000 was awarded to 24 Wellesley students. Scholarship amounts ranged from $1,000 to $4,000. WHJWC Scholarships has awarded more than $1.5 million to students since 1972.
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 4, 2019: Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour
Sunday, May 19, 2019: 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, Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour, and The Wonder Run.