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Note that this text describes the 2018-2019 scholarships. The application period for these scholarships has now closed. Information for 2019-2020 scholarships will be posted in February 2019.

The Melrose-Wakefield Area Branch of the American Association of University Women is pleased to offer two scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.

A branch scholarship, which is in the amount of $1,500.00, is available as a result of the fundraising activities of the branch and donations received in memory of branch members and their loved ones.

This year, the branch scholarship will be given in memory of Janis Crafts, late of Melrose, who passed away in February 2017. Jan was a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital Nursing School and Emmanuel College. She was a member of AAUW for decades and a valued participant in AAUW’s Midas Investment Club. Her fellow branch members miss her generous and caring presence at meetings and other branch activities.

The other scholarship, which is in the amount of $600.00, is offered from the Diana L. Goldblith Scholarship Fund, which was established by donations from Mrs. Goldblith’s family and friends following her sudden death in June 1990. Mrs. Goldblith, a longtime Melrose resident, was an active and enthusiastic participant in AAUW’s Literature Group, Great Decisions Group, and Stellar Investment Club.

To be eligible, one must have permanent residency in Melrose, Wakefield, North Reading, Georgetown, Reading, Cambridge or Wilmington, must attend or be a graduate of a four-year AAUW-accredited college or university, and must have completed at least two years of study prior to the fall of 2018. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have maintained high academic standing and can demonstrate a need for the scholarship for a specific purpose related to educational goals. All applications will be processed anonymously.

Applications are available here and must be returned by April 9, 2018. The recipients of the scholarships will be notified prior to May 9, 2018.



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