Junior League of Birmingham’s Academic Scholarship deadline is March 1

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Junior League of Birmingham 2017 scholarship ceremony. Photo courtesy of the Junior League of Birmingham

The Junior League of Birmingham is seeking qualified local female applicants who reside in Jefferson or Shelby County to apply for several one-year college and graduate school scholarships.

The Junior League of Birmingham Academic Scholarship program was originally established in the 1950s to open the doors of opportunity for teachers in the area of speech and language development, and to hopefully provide future leaders for the Junior League School of Speech Correction. Through the years this program has expanded, providing scholarships to women in all areas of study, both in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Junior League of Birmingham 2017 scholarship winners

“For 96 years, the Junior League of Birmingham’s mission has included developing the potential of women. Throughout its long history, the League has consistently been committed to improving the lives of women in our community, particularly in the areas of education and financial stability,” said Katy Eldridge, Junior League of Birmingham President.

Scholarships will be announced at the Junior League of Birmingham’s Community Circle breakfast on April 4, 2018 and will be awarded to qualified women who demonstrate a true willingness to better themselves and their community.

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To be eligible for the scholarship:

Students must enroll as a full or part-time student in any private or public accredited two-year or four-year undergraduate or graduate college or vocational-technical school for the 2018-2019 school year.

Scholarships are restricted to eligible women who fall into one of the following categories:

  • Graduating high school seniors
  • Currently enrolled college and graduate students
  • Graduating college seniors
  • Non-traditional students

The completed application form and supporting documents must be submitted:

Online at www.jlbonline.com no later than Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Since 2012, the Junior League of Birmingham has given out 50 Scholarships, totaling $120,000 for young women attending 20 different colleges.

For more information about the Junior League of Birmingham’s Academic Scholarship visit www.jlbonline.com/academic-scholarship or call 205-879-9861.

Pat Byington
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