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Submitted By Whatcom Women in Business

This year, Whatcom Women in Business will be awarding five $5,000.00 scholarships to women entering higher education including but not limited to technical or trade school, beauty school, community college or university. Applicants must be a high school graduate by Spring 2020 and a current Whatcom County resident. We encourage returning adults to apply. WWIB considers scholarship applications from individuals who identify as women, regardless of the gender assigned at birth.

Applications are due by March 31st, 2020, and will be carefully reviewed by our Scholarship Committee. Applicants must be available for an interview on Saturday, April 25th, 2020. Finalists are selected based on their application, goals, past grades, community involvement and volunteerism, extra-curricular activities, work experience as well as financial need. See application for further instructions. For a downloadable application please visit https://wwib.org/programs/scholarship-info/

The finalists will be contacted to schedule an interview non-finalists will receive a notification letter. Selected scholarship recipients will be required to volunteer 10 hours with Whatcom Women in Business prior to November 30th, 2020. Applicants may only receive one scholarship. If an applicant does not receive a scholarship one year, they may apply again. Payments are sent directly to each school or university.

Whatcom Women in Business is comprised of business owners and managers developing and maintaining proactive role models within the organization and the community at large. Through teaching, learning, leadership and peer support, we strive to exemplify and promote the four areas we honor- leadership, professionalism, mentoring, and community.

For more information about scholarships and membership in Whatcom Women in Business, see www.wwib.org.

Featured photo of previous scholarship winners
courtesy of Whatcom Women in Business

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