College Woman’s Club Seeks 2014 Scholarship Applicants

Young women attending a four-year college in Fall 2014 are encouraged to apply to the College Woman’s Club of Westfield’s annual scholarship award program. Eligible applicants must have maintained residency in Westfield for at least one year prior to applying. Two-year grants are awarded to selected students graduating from high school in June and beginning studies at a four-year college this coming fall; current undergraduates can apply for a one-year grant.

Last year, the College Woman’s Club of Westfield awarded $54,500 in scholarship money to eight outstanding young women from Westfield from the Class of 2013 and one current undergraduate. The recipients, pursuing a range of studies from pre-med to computer science and more, were selected based on financial need, academic achievement, and community service,

Deirdre Malacrea, Scholarship Chairperson for the club, encourages all eligible students to apply. “With tuition costs representing a significant share of families’ financial resources, our scholarship program seeks to help deserving young women in the community realize their dream of achieving a college education.“

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Applications are available electronically on the Westfield High School web site on the Counseling Department page.  All parts of the application must be returned in completed form by March 3, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. to the secretary in the Counseling Department at Westfield High School. Westfield students currently enrolled in private or parochial high schools are also encouraged to apply. Please contact Deirdre Malacrea, CWC Scholarship Chairperson, with any questions at dtmalacrea@comcast.net.

Funds for the scholarships come from annual donations and legacy gifts from our members.  To learn how to join and support the College Woman’s Club, contact cwc.westfield@gmail.com.

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