The General Federation of Women's Clubs of Vermont (GFWCVT)
announces the availability of scholarships for Vermont women who
have been homemakers and who have lost their main means of support
through separation or divorce from their spouse or the death,
disability or long-term unemployment of their spouse.
Eligible women are in need of education or training to enter the
work force. Applicants must submit a specific plan for their
education or training by March 15. Interviews will be
conducted the first week of April. Awards will be presented at
the GFWCVT annual meeting in late April.
The scholarships range from $500 to $1,500. This is the 19th
year of awarding this financial aid, which is funded through
contributions from state federated clubs and from individuals.
The scholarship is named for Barbara Jean Barker of Poultney,
who served as state federation president from 1992 to 1994, and who
was instrumental in establishing this program. Women receiving the
awards over the years have come from a wide variety of towns in the
The ten Vermont clubs are affiliated with national and
international GFWC, whose headquarters is in Washington
D.C. On the local level, members are dedicated to volunteer
work in their home communities.
Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from Chairman,
Betty Haggerty, 802-463-4159, firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-287-9744,