The organization is granting $500 scholarships for up to five recipients.
The Commission for Women established the scholarship project to help women residents of Garrett County complete their educational requirements leading to a degree or certificate beyond the high-school level.
The scholarship may be used to attend academic or career-oriented programs at a community college, a four-year institution, a graduate school, or for technical training leading to a certificate. It is open to those pursuing any area of study.
To be eligible, a woman must have been a resident of Garrett County for at least five years, at least 20 years of age and at least two years past her receipt of a high school diploma or GED. She may be already enrolled in a college or technical program or be applying for entrance into such a program. She must be able to demonstrate financial need.
Previous applicants and recipients are welcome to apply, but scholarships will not be awarded to the same person two years in a row.
Applications must be accompanied by an official transcript from the program she is currently attending and/or a letter of acceptance from the program she wishes to attend; a completed Commission for Women Scholarship application form; and a letter of reference from a faculty member who knows her work well or a letter of reference from a community member well-versed in the applicant’s plans and prospects. Missing or incomplete data, particularly with regard to financial need, will disqualify the applicant.
The application form is available in paper format at the Garrett County Public Libraries or the Garrett College Financial Aid office, and online at the Commission for Women website at gccw.info
Completed application packets are due to the GCCW, c/o Garrett County Commissioners at 203 S. Fourth St., Room 207, Oakland, MD 21550 by 4:30 p.m. March 30.