ORWELL - The General Federation of Women's Clubs of Vermont announced the availability of scholarships for Vermont women who have been homemakers and who have lost their principal means of support through separation, divorce, or death, long term disability, or unemployment of their spouse.
Eligible women are in need of training or education to enter the work force. Applicants must submit a specific plan for their training or education.
The privately generated scholarship funds range from $500 to $1500. This is the sixteenth year of awarding of this financial aid, which is funded through contributions from federated clubs and from individuals.
The scholarship is named for Barbara Jean Barker, late of Poultney, who served as state federation president, 1992-1994, and who was instrumental in establishing the program.
Applications for the scholarship can be obtained by contacting Loretta Lee at 443-5468 at Middlebury College or by contacting Joan King 388-2612 at the Courthouse in Middlebury.
Completed applications are due to the scholarship committee chairman: Betty Haggerty, 16 Taylor St., Bellows Falls, Vt. 05101 463-4159 email@example.com by March 15. The scholarships will be awarded at the state federation's annual meeting in late April.