Scholarships

WHJWC Scholarship Deadline is February 1, 2019

WHJWC SCHOLARSHIPS

The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) annually awards college scholarships to both graduating high school seniors and college undergraduates.  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.

Who is eligible:

Applicants must be either:

  • 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.

Applications are evaluated based on demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, and involvement in community service.

Scholarship awardees are eligible to receive multi-year awards. Students must reapply annually to be considered. Students must maintain a cumulative 2.3 grade point average every year that they apply for a scholarship.

How to Apply:

Please complete the Town of Wellesley “Common Scholarship and Financial Aid Application” which is available through the WHS Guidance Office or at www.wellesleyscholarshipfoundation.org.

Your completed application should include:

        (1) the Common Application Form;

        (2) a Community Service Statement;

        (3) Teacher Recommendation Form (high school seniors only);

        (4) transcript; and

        (5) a Financial Aid Profile: CSS (College Scholarship Service).

Teacher Recommendation Forms are available at WHS Guidance Office or here.

One-Time Named Scholarship Awards:

The following two one-time scholarships are available in addition to our regular Scholarship Program. If you would like to be considered for either scholarship, please be sure to check the box indicating your interest on the Common Application and include a statement outlining your interest in and qualifications for the award(s). Applicants must fulfill the requirements for the general WHJWC Scholarship Program.

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 are eligible for the Patricia C. Doiron Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of Mrs. Doiron, a former Club member.

Suzanne Stevens Scholarship

High school seniors or current college students who have demonstrated academic strength and a commitment to community service despite adversity or hardship are eligible for the Suzanne Stevens Scholarship, named in honor of Mrs. Stevens, a former Club president.

Completed Applications Should Be:

Emailed to:            whjwcscholarships@gmail.com  OR

Mailed to:

WHJWC Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 81351
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-0003

For more information, please contact the WHJWC Scholarship Chair, at whjwcscholarships@gmail.com

Notification of the committee’s decision regarding your request will be made in written form by the end of May, with funds distributed in May or June.

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Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club
P.O. Box 81278
Wellesley, MA 02481