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Friday February 1, 2013

VFW Post 1034 offers Dessaint scholarship

BRATTLEBORO -- VFW Post 1034 in Brattleboro is seeking 2013 graduating seniors from any Brattleboro area high school or home school student for its Leroy Dessaint and Angelina Buccossi Dessaint Scholarship administered by Post 1034.

The scholarship committee will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to the winning applicant. Any senior who will be continuing their education, and is a descendant of a VFW Post 1034 member, living or deceased, may apply for consideration. The deadline for applying will be April 15, 2013.

To request an application to be mailed, call the Post at 802-2570438. The application form, including high school transcript and two letters of recommendation from members of the school staff with knowledge of the student’s high school years, should be received by the committee by April 15, 2013.

Scholarships available
for Vermont women

BELLOWS FALLS - The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Vermont (GFWCVT) announces the availability of scholarships for Vermont women who have been homemakers and who have lost their main means of support through separation or divorce from their spouse or the death, disability or long-term unemployment of their spouse.

Eligible women are those in need of education or training to enter the work force. Applicants must submit a specific plan for their education or training by March 15. Interviews will be conducted the first week of April. Awards will be presented at the GFWCVT annual meeting in late April.

The scholarships range from $500 to $1,500. This is the 19th year of awarding this financial aid, which is funded through contributions from state federated clubs and from individuals.

The scholarship is named for Barbara Jean Barker of Poultney, who served as state federation president from 1992 to 1994, and who was instrumental in establishing this program. Women receiving the awards over the years have come from a wide variety of towns in the state.

The 10 Vermont clubs are affiliated with national and international GFWC which has headquarters in Washington D.C. This location facilitates its efforts made to lobby for women’s causes world-wide. On the local level, members are dedicated to volunteer work in their home communities.

Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from Chairman, Betty Haggerty, 802-463-4159,, 802-287-9744 or


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