Altrusa International of Branch County has applications available for its annual scholarship award. Open to non-traditional, community-minded women the award is intended to help recipients get a fresh start, make a career change, or advance in their field.
The scholarship program began as a way to recognize high school students for their community service achievements but evolved as the club recognized a need for the adult woman returning to school. Past recipients have included women who delayed college while raising their families or women returning to the work force after a layoff, divorce or family hardship.
While need and career/educational goals play a part in the selection, community service remains an important criteria for the scholarship. Applications are available at the Branch District libraries, the local college admissions offices and on line at www.AltrusaBranchCounty.com.
Up to $2000 in scholarships will be awarded for 2012. Applicants must live inBranchCountyand currently be accepted to or enrolled at a college, university or trade school. Scholarship deadline is March 30, 2012. 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