WHJWC Scholarship Deadline is February 1, 2017
The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) annually awards college scholarships to both graduating high school seniors and college undergraduates. Last year (2015 – 2016), $65,000 was awarded to 32 students. Scholarship amounts ranged from $1000 to $4000.
WHJWC Scholarships has awarded more than $1.5 million to students since 1972.
Who is eligible:
Applicants must be either:
– 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.
A limited number of awards are available to Wellesley High School graduates who reside outside of Wellesley.
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 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.
Completed Applications Should be Sent to:
WHJWC Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 81351
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-0003
For more information, please contact the WHJWC Scholarship Chair, at email@example.com
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 scholarship 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 award recognizes a graduating senior (or current college student) who has demonstrated academic strength and a commitment to community service despite adversity or hardship. Applicants must fulfill the requirements stipulated above for the general WHJWC Scholarship Program.
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.