Orwell Fortnightly Club offers scholarships to area women

ORWELL — The Fortnightly Club of Orwell, a member of the General Foundation of Women’s clubs of Vermont (GFWC-VT, has announced the availability of scholarships for Vermont women beyond the traditional college age seeking to further their education or training or to upgrade their skills in preparation for advancing in the workplace. 

The scholarships range from $500 to $1,500. GFWC-VT has been awarding this financial aid, which is funded through contributions from state federated clubs and from individuals, for many years. 

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

Applications for the scholarship can be obtained from Betty Haggerty, 16 Taylor St., Bellows Falls, VT 05101, via email at hubettt@ hotmail.com, or by calling 802- 463-4159. Applicants must submit a specific plan for their education or training by March 15. 

The scholarships will be awarded at the state federation’s annual meeting in early May. 

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