YWCA Rockford offers new non-traditional scholarship; deadline is Feb. 6

Staff Report

YWCA Rockford, though the support of scholarship sponsor Chicago Rockford International Airport, will present the first Women of Achievement Scholarship at Leader Luncheon XXXV March 2, 2015.

Chicago Rockford Airport Authority will sponsor a $1,500 Women of Achievement Scholarship. This scholarship is a new project assumed by the YWCA Women of Achievement, a committee of past Leader Luncheon award winners working to advance the mission of the YWCA: eliminating racism and empowering women.

Since 1987, YWCA Rockford has presented a Bright Future Scholarship to high school senior girls, and will continue in 2015 with two traditional scholarships, sponsored by Blackhawk Bank and Northwest Bank, as well as the new non-traditional.

To be eligible to apply for the $1,500 Women of Achievement scholarship, applicants must be:

• Women, 23 years of age or older;

• Residing in Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson or Jo Daviess counties; and

• Enrolled or accepted into an academic degree or professional certification program at an accredited post-secondary educational college, university or vocational program.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 6, 2015.

Applications and complete details for the Women of Achievement Scholarship to non-traditional students as well as the Bright Future Scholarship to high school senior girls may be found at http://www.ywca.org/rockford/leader-luncheon.

Contact Laura Speer, YWCA marketing and fund development, at (815) 968-9681, ext. 308, for more details.

Posted Jan. 29, 2015

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