Lanza Family Foundation WREF Women’s Hall of Fame Scholarships
The mission of the scholarship program is to assist young women in achieving their future goals. It is part of WREF’s commitment to the future of girls, by helping them be all that they can be. The majority of scholarships are given out at the Women’s Hall of Fame in March, during Women’s History Month. If awarded a scholarship, students will be required to attend the Women’s Hall of Fame and Scholarship Awards Luncheon, to be held at the Hilton Rye Brook, March 28, 2014. The Lanza Family Foundation may provide up to ten (10) scholarships, in the amount of $5000 each, to deserving female students who are enrolled at Westchester Community College. Additional awards are available to female veterans.
An applicant MUST:
- Be female
- Have completed one year at Westchester Community College
- Be in good academic standing
- Be nominated by a member of the faculty or administration
- Have Westchester County as applicant’s permanent address
- Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (copy of Alien Registration Card required)
- Demonstrate a commitment to her community
- Demonstrate academic achievement
- Demonstrate financial need
Applicants must also submit financial forms (2012): 1040 income tax return and W-2 of each parent or guardian providing financial support. If applicant is emancipated, include only applicant’s tax information. (All tax information will eventually be shredded.)
In order to be considered, students should complete the application (including the nominator’s statement), and mail, along with attachments, to:
Women’s Research and Education Fund
P.O. Box 293
Rye, NY 10580
A copy of the application form may be found at: http://www.wrefny.org/uploads/1/2/0/7/12074564/lanza_application__2014.pdf
The application deadline is December 1, 2013
Decisions will be made by the Women’s Research and Education Fund. You may view a list of 2013 winners at: http://www.wrefny.org/scholarship-names-listing-for-2013.html.
The Fall Transfer Fair is on Wednesday, 10/30 during common hours in the gym. Please see the attached List of Colleges for participating colleges.
I’ve now mentioned it in three meetings, and only one group has followed through. Once again, please create a group by clicking on the ‘Groups’ link BEFORE our meeting this week. At this point, group members and a (tentative) group name will be fine. We do not expect a mission statement yet, but this will provide a place for you to post your progress as we go forward.
Check out this community service organization started by our very own Professor Jessica Seessel.
Please note that we have changed our room (yet again) for our weekly meetings. We will now be meeting in Gateway 141, which is a standard-size classroom and should be much more comfortable for our large group. This will be our room every week unless otherwise noted.
Please don’t forget that the Scholarship Awards Ceremony is this Wednesday evening. Please make sure that you have RSVP’ed to the Scholarship Office. Also, make sure to dress in professional attire that will represent the program well. We are expecting all Davis Scholars to attend this event.
Professor Sehulster will be speaking on “Communicating through Storytelling” at our Thursday, October 10 meeting. She has asked that you read the attached documents before the seminar.
- EXCERPTS FROM Solibo Magnificent by Patrick Chamoiseau
- The Science of Storytelling Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains
- Communicating through storytelling – Global Business Hub – Boston.com
- EXCERPT FROM Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- EXCERPT FROM The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat