Deadline: March 1, 2018
The Junior League of New Orleans believes that every woman in Metropolitan New Orleans should have the opportunity to live a healthy, happy, and successful life. We are committed to Advancing the Wellbeing of Women through the use of trained volunteers that provide direct service, educate the community, and advocate for issues that affect women.
As such, JLNO is launching a Scholarship Program in 2018 to help women obtain degrees or certificates necessary for joining the workforce or for advancement within their careers. The Scholarship Program is geared towards non-traditional* female students looking to begin post-secondary programs or needing the support to help complete the final term of their programs. Helping to alleviate educational financial burden allows JLNO Scholars the opportunity for economic success and independence.
The application period for our inaugural scholarship will open on January 1, 2018, and applicants will have until midnight on March 1, 2018 to apply.
The applicant should be a woman who
- Resides in Metropolitan New Orleans
- Is at least 25 years of age
- Is enrolling, or is currently enrolled, in an accredited program (Academic and/or Vocational) in Metropolitan New Orleans
*minimum age of 25 years or older as defined by the National Center for Education Statistics
JLNO members are eligible to apply if not currently on the Scholarship Committee or the JLNO Board of Directors.
Once you have submitted your application, the Scholarship Committee will review it. If recommended, the Committee will present the applicant(s) to the Planning and Development Council. The JLNO Board of Directors must vote to fund the recommended applicant(s).
If selected, the JLNO Scholar(s) will attend the May 2018 JLNO General Meeting and the awarded funds will be sent directly to the applicant(s) program by mid-summer 2018.
Additional information about JLNO’s Scholarship Program may be obtained by contacting JLNO’s Scholarship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or JLNO Headquarters at (504) 891-5845.