Women United Offers $500 Scholarship To Local Seniors

April 6, 2018

United Way of South Central Illinois’ Women United (formerly the Women’s Leadership Council) announces that the application process for their $500 scholarship is now open.

The WLC Scholarship is open to any Jefferson, Marion, Wabash, Washington or Wayne County high school senior entering college as a full-time student in the fall. The scholarship is made possible by a generous donation from GenFed Financial Credit Union and will be awarded to a student who has shown exemplary volunteer and leadership roles in their school and/or community.

“Our Women United group is so excited to continue our work in the community by offering this scholarship to a graduating senior, with the help of GenFed. Our diverse group of women continues to grow, and our core mission is to take action to strengthen women and families in our community, and very grateful for all the support we’ve received since we began in 2016,” stated Sandy Sinnett, WU Chair.

Applicants are asked to submit a 300-400 word essay answering the following two questions:

  1. Why should you be the WLC Scholarship recipient? and
  2. How are you making a difference in your school and/or community?

The student should also include their name, address, email address, phone number, name of college/university attending in the fall and their major or field of study. Lastly, a letter of recommendation from a teacher, volunteer supervisor or other (non-family) adult is required.

Completed applications are due by 4pm on April 13, 2018 and should be emailed to uwjc@mvn.net and will be presented to the winner at our 2018 Power of the Purse event in June.