Friday March 22, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Branch, American Association of University Women (AAUW) is once again offering college scholarships of up to $1,000 each to qualified female candidates who are legal residents of Windham County.

One of the scholarships is being given in memory of the late Jane Baker, a 50-year member of AAUW.

Both graduating high school girls and mature women continuing their higher education are eligible and encouraged to apply. Applicants will be judged on academic performance, extra-curricular activities, community involvement, and financial need.

Senior students from area high schools, preparatory schools, and home schools, who are legal residents of Windham County, may apply. They must be enrolling in and accepted for full time study in two-year or four-year program for 2013-14.

Mature women, 25 years or older, who have successfully completed their first year of an accredited two-year or four-year degree program and are continuing their studies part- or full-time in the fall are encouraged to apply.

Guidance counselors in area high schools and preparatory schools have application forms. Mature women may obtain applications from area college financial aid offices. Further information is also available from the AAUW Scholarship Committee, c/o Gillian Winner at jwinner@svcable.net.

Applications must be received on or before Monday, April 29 (postmarked April 27) and should be submitted to AAUW Scholarship Committee, c/o Chairwoman Gillian Winner, P.O. Box 212, Newfane, VT 05345.

The annual scholarships are made possible by profits from the annual AAUW Book Sale.