SOMERSET, NJ – The Franklin Woman’s Club (FWC) is pleased to announce this year’s scholarship winners: Heather Attanasio, Taylor Breen, Jada Edwards, Jamie Greene and Molly Swayne. Funds for college scholarships were raised through the Franklin Woman Club’s annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser. Each of the honorees, all Franklin Township high school seniors, will receive a one-time award of $1,000.  The club will also donate funds toward a scholarship for an Elijah’s Promise Culinary School student.

Recipients of these scholarships were selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, school activity participation and displays of leadership along with letters of recommendation.

Students were honored at the annual Franklin Woman’s Club dinner on May 16, which was held at

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The Venue 518 (formerly Madeline's) at 518 Vosseller Avenue in Bound Brook.

The Franklin Woman’s Club has been offering scholarships for well over 25 years and is thrilled to be able to support female Franklin Township high school seniors as they embark on this important next step of their professional growth. As stated by Jodi Viaud, FWC Education Chair, “We are always impressed by the large number of qualified applicants that apply for this scholarship every year from our town. It is amazing how actively involved these young ladies are with their schools and their communities, and are still able to excel in their academics.”

The Franklin Woman’s Club acknowledges the work of the Scholarship Committee who reviewed all applications and presented them to the club’s board for final selection:  Jodi Viaud (Education Chair), Lisa Andreini, Joanne Murset, Carolyn Solimine, and Kim Thorne. 

The Franklin Woman’s Club, part of the General and New Jersey State Federations of Women's Clubs, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan and nonsectarian service organization committed to improving the community through volunteerism.

The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) is an international women's organization with over 80,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state, the District of Columbia, and more than a dozen countries. GFWC members work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement and work toward world peace and understanding.

In addition to community initiatives, the Franklin Woman’s Club also features frequent social and educational events for enrichment.

Meetings are held at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset, on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month (7pm) between September and May with special meetings held at alternate locations.  Women interested in checking a meeting location, learning more about the club and/or becoming a member may visit or can email inquiries to: To follow the club’s activities on Facebook, visit: