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Killington Women’s Club scholarship deadline is April 15

The Greater Killington Women’s Club (formerly known as the Sherburne Women’s Club) sponsors two annual $1,000 awards which are given to graduating high school seniors from the towns of Killington or Pittsfield. The application deadline for the Community Service Award is Friday, April 15.

The Pat Zack Community Service Award is named in honor of the club member who originally started this award program. It is given to the Killington or Pittsfield high school senior (who attended for at least the last two years of high school) who has demonstrated the most sincere dedication to community service and volunteerism within our local community. The applicant will be selected based on volunteer work, community service, extracurricular activities, and dedication to others.

Applicants for this award do not necessarily need to be pursuing higher education post-graduation. Those entering the military or the workforce are also eligible to apply. Instructions and an application for the 2024 Community Service Award can be downloaded from the club’s website: gkwcvt.org/scholarship. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 15.

A volunteer committee of the club blindly reviews all applications and selects a winner.

The second award is the Sherburne Academic Scholarship, which is presented to the Woodstock Union High School (WUHS) graduating senior from either Killington or Pittsfield (who attended for at least the last two years of high school in Woodstock) who has demonstrated the highest weighted grade point average (GPA). This award is determined by the school guidance counselor and helps to fund this student’s pursuit of higher education.

New club members are always welcome! If women in the community are interested in joining and supporting the club, a membership application can also be found at: gkwcvt.org/membership-1.

The GKWC is a civic organization founded in Killington over 60 years ago. In more than a half century of service to the Killington community, the club has given away over $120,000 to local charitable organizations, non-profits, schools and student scholarship awards.

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