Altrusa of Branch County is pleased to announce that applications are now available at www.AltrusaBranchCounty.com for the 2010 year. Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to non-traditional women students attending a college, university or trade school who live in Branch County.
“The goal of the scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to individuals who are attending school later in life,” stated Jessica Handy, Chair of the Altrusa Vocational Service Committee. “We hope to receive a variety of applications from all over Branch County.”
The 2010 Altrusa scholarship applications are available online at www.AltrusaBranchCounty.com or through all the local Branch County Libraries. All applicants are asked to submit their applications by March 31, 2010.
Altrusa International of Branch County is an international network of executives and professionals in diversified careers who are dedicated to promoting community service in South Central Michigan. Altrusa was founded in 1917 in Nashville, Tennessee and became an international organization in 1935.
In the early 1980's professional women in the Coldwater area saw the need for a women's service organization. Following evaluation of various international service organizations, the group decided to affiliate with Altrusa. The Branch County Chapter was organized in 1982.