The WECF is offering six $1,000 scholarships to Tennessee women and girls including a non-traditional category. This emphasizes qualifications beyond academic excellence, focusing on civic involvement, accomplishments in the workplace and career aspirations.
There will be three non-traditional WECF academic scholarships, one for each grand division in Tennessee. Applicants must have been out of high school or have received a GED at least five years ago, be a student or an applicant for admission to an undergraduate college degree program and be a resident of Tennessee.
An additional three WECF Scholarship Awards are offered for women in the traditional category of graduating senior high school girls. Again, in this category there is one traditional recipient for each grand division of Tennessee, and only Tennessee residents qualify.
The six scholarship recipients will be announced at the eighth annual Economic Summit for Women, the WECF hallmark event, on Oct. 24 at the Nashville Airport Marriott. The scholarship application is available at www.womenseconomicfoundation.org, and the deadline for submission is Sept. 30. Detailed criteria and instructions also are posted on that site.