SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY (April 7, 2015) – The Professional Women of Sullivan County (PWSC) are currently offering 10 scholarships through their Scholarship Program for county women returning to college, as well as to high school students attending college for the first time.
Five scholarships in the amount of $500 dollars will be awarded to women returning to education after several (or many) years away. The group is looking to honor the courage and determination of these women, some of whom, may have overcome adverse situations, and are seeking additional education as a means to better their lives and the future for their families.
Additionally, five scholarships in the amount of $500 dollars will be awarded to five high school seniors pursuing higher education. PWSC is particularly looking for young women who excel academically, are well-rounded and are committed to community service and civic engagement.
Sponsors for the high school scholarships have included The United Way of Sullivan County (Margaret Hazen Memorial Award) and Cooper Arias Accounting. The Bethlehem Temple Church (Reverend Martha Finn Memorial Award), Robert Green Chevrolet (Selma Green Memorial Award), and the Rosenheck Family (Jean Rosenheck Memorial Award) have sponsored scholarships for Women Returning to Education.
New this year is the Naomi Morgan Memorial Scholarship designated to benefit African American or Native American high school girls from the Monticello School District, who are majoring in the sciences or health care. Naomi was a graduate of Monticello High School and an outstanding science teacher.
All applicants must be accepted for enrollment in a college or university for the Fall 2015 semester.
All applicants must be full-time residents of Sullivan County, and all high school seniors must attend one of the eight high schools in Sullivan County.
Home schooled students are welcome to apply.
High school girls can contact their guidance counselor for applications.
Women returning to school can contact Helen Rados at either 845-866-2565 and leave a message or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is April 24, 2015. The scholarships will be awarded on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the annual scholarship dinner at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant at 277 Rock Hill Drive in Rock Hill, NY beginning at 6:00 p.m.
About the Professional Women of Sullivan County: Formally known as Catskill Mountain BPW, Professional Women of Sullivan County (PWSC) is a non-profit, member organization of New York State Women, Inc. and strives “To build powerful women professionally, personally, politically through advocacy, education and information.” The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at locations throughout Sullivan County. To obtain more information about the organization, please contact Adrianna Mayson Greco at 803-767-7721 or e-mail her at email@example.com.