The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) is accepting scholarship applications for 2022-2023 through March 1, 2022.
In 2021, the Club awarded $62,000 in scholarships and awards to 23 Wellesley students. Scholarships were given to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate college students in amounts ranging from $500 - $4,000.
Applications are evaluated based on demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, and involvement in community service. Applicants must be high school seniors graduating from Wellesley High School, Wellesley residents graduating from high school in or outside of Wellesley, or Wellesley residents currently attending undergraduate institutions on a full-time basis.
Scholarship applications must be submitted by March 1, 2022.
WHJWC also offers three one-time named awards
• The Brenda Capobianco Scholarship, on behalf of Dr. Brenda Capobianco, a WHS graduate, WHJWC scholarship recipient, science teacher educator, and researcher in STEM education, recognizes a female college-bound high school senior based on financial need, demonstrated academic achievement, and an expressed interest in pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
• The Patricia C. Doiron Memorial Scholarship recognizes a graduating high school senior who has shown a commitment to early childhood education through participation in the Child Lab program at Wellesley High School, established in memory of Mrs. Doiron, a former Club member.
• The Suzanne Stevens Scholarship recognizes a high school senior (or current college student) who has demonstrated academic strength and a commitment to community service despite adversity or hardship, named in honor of Mrs. Stevens, a former Club president.
Information on grants
The Club is accepting applications for grants through February 1, 2022. In the last six years, WHJWC has given away almost half a million dollars. In 2019, the club awarded more than $100,000 in grants including grants celebrating the club’s 75th Anniversary to local Capital Campaigns. These grants were given to 36 non-profits among Wellesley and Metrowest organizations. In 2020 and 2021, the club focused charitable contributions to meet the immediate needs of our most vulnerable
populations during the coronavirus pandemic.
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. In recent years, the club restructured the grants process, aiming to make a greater community impact through fully funding concrete programs. The club will continue this
approach for 2022.
Application forms can be downloaded online at www.whjwc.org. Completed applications, as well as any questions, should be sent by e-mail to the attention of Erica Gelser at [email protected] If email is not possible mailed, mail applications to WHJWC Grants, PO Box 81194, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-0002. Applications must be received or postmarked by February 1, 2022.