Professional Women of Winston-Salem (PWWS) Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$500

Awarded

Application Deadline

May 31

Friday
Awarded By:

Professional Women of Winston-Salem

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a resident of Forsyth County, North Carolina.
  4. Must be enrolled in an accredited institution degree program offering an A.A., B.A., B.S., or equivalent degree.
  5. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  6. Must be a female.
  7. Must be a single mother.
  8. Must be 25 years of age or older.
  9. Must be employed and work 20 or more hours per week.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for single mothers who are residents of Forsyth County, NC, and are 25 years of age or older. The student must demonstrate financial need, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and are employed and work 20 or more hours per week.

Application requirements for the Professional Women of Winston-Salem (PWWS) Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (3)
  • Official Transcript
  • FAFSA
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Fin. aid statement
Additional Information: The criteria which will be used for selection of candidates include the following: financial need as established by the student's school's financial aid office, and based on her FAFSA; the student's stated career direction or commitment; and the student's application packet, letters of reference, and personal statement. The PWWS Scholarship Committee will review the application packages and recommend finalists to the PWWS Board. The board will make the final selection using the above selection criteria. Scholarship winners will be announced in November. Each winner must attend the monthly PWWS meeting in December to receive his/her award, and also to meet and network with the members.

Award Amount: $500 per semester, non-renewable. Students may reapply each semester that they are eligible, but must submit a new application packet.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, May 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, May 31

Applications are available online on the Professional Women of Winston-Salem (PWWS) website. In addition to the completed application form, the student must also submit the following: a personal statement of 500 or more words on the topics listed in the application; a one-paragraph statement of financial need from her financial aid office; current resume; a letter of recommendation from her school's financial aid officer, attesting to her financial need; a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor; a letter of endorsement from her employer, indicating that the employer is aware of her education plans and supports those plans; and an official transcript from her college/university for any course work completed. Recommendation forms are available on pages eight, nine and ten of the application. Each form must be completed, placed in an envelope, and signed across the seal and either submitted within the application packet or mailed by the recommender to the PWWS Scholarship Committee at the address provided. Students must also file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the deadline date. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. Each applicant should write her name on the upper right hand corner of every page submitted. The complete application packet must be submitted online and additional documents must be mailed to the address provided, and must be received by the deadline date. Please note: The deadline date is NOT a postmark date. All application materials must be received by May 31.
Contact: Nataly Jackson
Address: P.O. Box 26802 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27114

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