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Scholarships available for older students

BELLOWS FALLS — The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Vermont (GFWC-VT) announces the availability of scholarships for Vermont women, beyond the traditional high school to college age track, seeking to further their education, training, or to upgrade their skills in preparation for entering or 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 also included on the application.

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 29 years.

The scholarship is named for late Barbara Jean Barker, of Poultney, who served as GFWC-VT President from 1992–1994, and who was instrumental in establishing the program. Women receiving the awards over the years have come from a range of Vermont towns.

Applications for the scholarship can be obtained from Betty Haggerty ([email protected]) and GFWC-VT president Beverley Pallmerine ([email protected]). They are also available through federated women’s clubs in several towns, and through Community College of Vermont and Vermont Technical College sites around the state. The scholarships will be awarded at the state federation’s annual meeting in the spring.

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