WHJWC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Application deadline for 2014 has passed. Please check back in September for information on applying next year.
The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC), a volunteer organization dedicated to community service, is again offering annual college scholarship awards. Last year (2012 - 2013), $70,000 was awarded to 44 students (both graduating high school seniors and college undergraduates) in amounts ranging from $500 to $2,500.
Who can apply:
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.
How to Apply:
To apply for all WHJWC scholarships, complete the Town of Wellesley "Common Scholarship and Financial Aid Application" which is available through the WHS Guidance Offie or at www.wellesleyscholarshipfoundation.org. Be sure to check off Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club in the scholarship organizations section. Your application should consist of the Application Form, a Community Service Statement, Teacher Recommendation Form (high school seniors only), Transcript, and a Financial Aid Profile: CSS(College Scholarship Service).
Teacher recommendation Form-High School seniors must also submit a teacher recommendation. Teacher recommendation forms are available at WHS Guidance Office or can be downloaded here.
The application deadline for Scholarship Applications was February 1, 2014. Notification of the committee’s decision regarding your request will be made in written form by the end of May and funds distributed in May or June.
Completed applications should be sent to:
WHJWC Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 81351
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-0003
For more information, please contact Carrie Aronson, WHJWC Scholarship Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Named Scholarship Awards:
The following two scholarships are available in addition to our regular Scholarship Program. If you would like to be considered for either scholarship, please be sure to include a statement outlining your interest in and qualifications for the award(s).
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. Applicants must fulfill the requirements stipulated above for the General WHJWC Scholarship Program.
The WHJWC 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. Applicants must fulfill the requirements stipulated above for the General WHJWC Scholarship Program.