To the Editor:
The Scholarship committee of the Boca Grande Woman’s Club is now accepting applications for the 2024- 2025 school year. Applicants for the program must meet the following criteria:
1) Have applied for admission to a school of higher education, such as a university, college, trade or vocational school;
2) Demonstrate a high school grade point average of B or better;
3) Reside in Boca Grande, or be the child or grandchild of such resident, or be the child of a parent, grandparent, or guardian currently employed a minimum of two years and whose primary source of income comes from work on Boca Grande, or
4) Be an applicant who personally contributes to the Boca Grande Community and has documentation of employment/and or volunteer work for a minimum of 20 hours per week for at least 40 weeks over a two year period.
Additionally, the applicant must complete a FAFSA form. Go to fafsa.gov online and submit current SAR (Student Aid Report) as part of the application. Complete and submit the BGWC Scholarship application available online at www.bocagrandewomansclub.org/scholarships/submission Applications are also available at Lemon Bay High School Career Center for LBHS students. Applications are also available at Lemon Bay High School Career Center for LBHS students.
Deadline for applications is February 1, 2024. Interviews for all students who qualify for the program will be scheduled in early March.
Founded in 1948, the Boca Grande Woman’s Club began sponsoring scholarships in the early 1970’s. Since that time, over 200 students have participated in the program. The program has grown dramatically in recent years. Presently, thirty-eight scholars are receiving financial support from the Boca Grande Woman’s Club for Fall 2023.
Boca Grande Woman’s Club