WSESU to offer publicly-funded pre-kindergarten services

BRATTLBORO -- Windham Southeast Supervisory Union announces that school districts in the towns of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Putney, and Vernon will be offering limited (10 hours per week) publicly-funded pre-kindergarten services in partnering preschools for 3- and 4-year olds for the 2014-15 school year.

Children must reside in the towns of WSESU. Applications for this opportunity are available at area preschools, on the WSESU website, www.wssu.k12.vt.us, or by calling Janice Stockman, Early Childhood Coordinator, at 802-254-3755.

Bratt. Branch of AAUW offers college scholarships for women

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

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

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


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Mature women, 25 years or older, who are legal residents of Windham County and have been accepted to or are continuing an accredited two- or four-year undergraduate degree program as part- or full-time students in the fall, are encouraged to apply.

Guidance counselors in area high schools have posters and application forms. Mature women may obtain them from area college financial aid offices. Further information and applications are available from jwinner@svcable.net,

Applications must be received by Monday, May 5, (postmarked by May 3) and should be submitted to AAUW Scholarship Committee Chairwoman, Gillian Winner, P.O. Box 212, Newfane, VT 05345; 802-365-7215.

AAUW is a national organization that advances education and equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.