Scholarships available for Vermont women

REGION – The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Vermont (GFWC-VT) announces the availability of scholarships for Vermont women who are seeking to further their education, training, or to upgrade their skills in preparation for advancing in the workplace. Applicants must submit a specific plan for their education or training. Applications are due to Betty Haggerty, 16 Taylor St., Bellows Falls, VT, 05101 by March 15. Her contact information is listed below.

The scholarships range from $500 to $1,500. GFWC-VT has been awarding this financial aid, which is funded through contributions from the state federated clubs and from individuals, for many years. The scholarship is named for the late Barbara Jean Barker of Poultney, who served as GFWC-VT president from 1992 to 1994, and who was instrumental in establishing the program. Women receiving the awards have come from a wide range of towns in the state.

Applications for the scholarship can be obtained from Betty Haggerty, 802-463-4159 or hubett@hotmail.com. They are also available at CCV sites around the state, and from federated clubs in several towns.

Other sources include Darlene Remy of the Okemo Valley club 802-345-0476 or remyslp@comcast.net and Joyce Lindamood, state president, gfwcvt@vermontel.net.

Applications are also available at Parks Place Resource Center, SEVCA, and the Rockingham Free Public Library.

The scholarships will be awarded at the State Federation’s spring meeting in early May.

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