Because of the support of the community over the past year, the Junior Woman’s Club of Verona will again be able to award three scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Each scholarship is worth $1,000. The three scholarships are the John T. Riesenman Scholarship, $1,000; the Jane Myers Scholarship, $1,000; and the Junior Woman’s Club of Verona Scholarship, $1,000. All three scholarships are for seniors who have decided to pursue a form of higher education. One scholarship is specifically for a student planning to major in the arts and another is earmarked for a student who has demonstrated the principles of community service and/or charity work during high school.
Applications and criteria can be downloaded at www.veronajuniors.org. Applications may also be picked up from the Verona High School Guidance office. All applications have a firm deadline of Thurs., April 20. Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants must reside in Verona and be a graduating 2017 high school student. Scholarships are non-renewable. More details and application requirements for each scholarship are included on the scholarship application.
The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona is a versatile organization that has been involved in social and charitable work since its inception in 1926. The Juniors address Verona’s diverse needs by promoting education, preserving natural resources, encouraging healthy lifestyles, working on behalf of the elderly and people with disabilities, supporting participation in the arts and advocating for issues of concern to women, children and families.
Anyone interested in learning more about this very active organization of women is welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Prospective members also are welcome at business meetings, which are held the second Wednesday of each month (except April, July, August and December) at 8 p.m. in the Verona Community Center. For more information, visit www.veronajuniors.org.