WISE Women of Blair County has granted $20,000 in scholarships each year for women to continue their education.
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. One or more scholarships will be awarded each cycle up to a total of $10,000.
Applications for scholarships include two essay questions that will give the applicant an opportunity to share her goals as well as her plans for reaching these goals. She will also be able to describe how she overcame adversity in her life. Details about the applicant’s educational background and any additional information she would like to provide for the committee must be attached to the application and received by the stated deadline.
Contents of all applications are held in strict confidence. Scholarship awards will not be sent directly to the recipient, but to the entity to which monies are owed. Verification of acceptance will be required before any disbursement of funds occurs. If the applicant is not selected, she is encouraged to reapply for future consideration.
WISE Women of Blair County is pleased to be able to provide deserving women with an opportunity to realize their dreams and to achieve the success they deserve.
Applications are due in the WISE Women of Blair County office no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, September 24, 2021. These completed applications must be received electronically or US Postal mail to WISE Women of Blair County, P. O. Box 134, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.