WISE Women of Blair County is pleased to announce that they are seeking applications for scholarship assistance for Fall 2021 semester. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $10,000. Deadline for applications is no later than 4 pm on Friday, March 26, 2021. These completed applications must be received by email or US Postal mail to WISE Women at our address of P. O. Box 134, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 or you may submit your application to our email address of firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships will be available to Blair County resident females 21 years of age or older who have overcome adversity or discrimination in their lives and who are pursuing post-secondary education. The scholarship is not available for a Masters, Doctorate or a second Bachelor’s degree.
WISE Women of Blair County (WISE stands for Women Involved in Scholarship and Empowerment) has granted $20,000 in scholarships each year for women to continue their education. The mission of the organization is to empower women and to eliminate racism through collaboration, service, and education. The mission is fulfilled by providing scholarships, awarding grants, and recognizing outstanding women in our community through the annual Tribute dinner. These scholarships are awarded through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation (CPCF).
To receive an application packet, visit our website www.wisewomenofblaircounty.org. For additional information please email email@example.com or telephone us at 814-822-0332.
Tribute Dinner rescheduled to October 20, 2021.
WISE Women of Blair County Board of Directors has rescheduled the annual Tribute Awards Dinner to October 20, 2021. The dinner will be held at The Casino at Lakemont at 6pm. Reservations can be made through the WISE Women website or by calling 814.822.0332.
The honorees selected in 2020 will be honored at this year's Tribute.
WISE Women of Blair County is pleased to announce the scholarship winners for the Fall 2020 term. These scholarships are available to women residents of Blair County 21 years of age and older who have overcome adversity or discrimination in their lives and are pursuing post-secondary education.
A total of $10,000.00 was awarded to the following two women:
Alicia Williams, who is a student in the Bachelor degree program for Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University-Altoona.
Vanessa Ponder, who is a student at Juniata College in the Bachelor degree program for Education. The scholarships are awarded through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation.
To obtain an application packet, visit our website at www.wisewomenofblaircounty.org.
For further information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WISE Women of Blair County
WISE Women of Blair County Award 2020 Grants to 3 Local Non-Profits!!
WISE Women of Blair County awarded $6,670.00 in grant monies to three worthy organizations on January 15, 2020. Funded for the 2020 grant cycle were: Family Services Inc., the Altoona Area School District Adult Education Program and the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library.
Family Services Inc. was represented by Lisa Hahn, the Executive Director. They requested funding for their Family Services Program to assist in securing documentation for safety, security, learn life skills and self-empowerment as well as their Domestic Abuse Project/Crime Victim Support program to help empower victims to live independently and help with various fees and expenses for securing their independence.
The Altoona Area School District Adult Education program was represented by Tina Swineford. They received a grant for obtaining birth certificates, GED fees and other documents to help adults earn their GED diploma and start on their journey for self reliance.
The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library was represented by Janet Eldred, Chief Librarian and Melanie Ramsey, Children’s Librarian. They received funding for a new summer program to help educate young children about eliminating racism. The WISE grant will help buy books and materials that will be at the library for future generations of children.
WISE Women of Blair County annually makes available grant funding for organizations who meet the funding criteria. The next grant applications are due in October 2020. For more information on the grants and the organization, please check our website at wisewomenofblaircounty.org.
WISE Women Board President Sheila Clowes with Lisa Hahn, Family Services Inc, Executive Director, and WISE Grant Chair/board member Debbie Garritano.
WISE Women Board President Sheila Clowes with Tina Swineford, AASD Adult Education Program, and WISE Grant Chair/board member Debbie Garritano.
WISE Women Board President Sheila Clowes with Janet Eldred, Hollidaysburg Area Public Library Head Librarian, Melanie Ramsey, Hollidaysburg Area Public Library- Children’s Librarian and WISE Grant Chair/board member Debbie Garritano