Scholarships

The Junior League of Springfield, MO is currently accepting applicants for scholarships:

The Junior League of Springfield’s Building Better Communities Scholarship

The Building Better Communities Scholarship will be awarded in the Fall of the 2017-18 academic year. The Scholarship was established to assist non-traditional female students to pursue their education in programs eligible to receive a professional certification or license upon graduation.

As an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism and improving the community through effective action and leadership, the Junior League of Springfield is seeking applicants who strive to improve their education and make a difference in the community.  Applicants must exhibit strong leadership skills and overall support of the Junior League mission.

The Scholarship Committee will be focusing on the following criteria when making its decision:

  1. Essay
  2. Background, Interests and Career Goals
  3. Extracurricular Activities and Employment
  4. School/ Community Activities and Scholastic Achievement
  5. Financial need

In the 2017-18 Academic year, the Junior League of Springfield anticipates awarding $500 scholarships to women in our community in order to assist the recipients with the expense of their education.  Funds will be paid directly to the designated institution and are to be used only for tuition, books or lab fees.

Eligibility Requirements (included but not limited to)

  • Female non-traditional student – defined as 22 years of age and above.
  • Enrolled and or accepted for the 2017-18 academic year in a program that the student is eligible to receive a professional certification or license upon graduation.
  • Submit proof of enrollment or acceptance letter at accredited institution.
  • Resident of Springfield or one of its surrounding communities.
  • US citizen, US national or US permanent resident.
  • Immediate family members of the Junior League of Springfield which includes New Members, Active and Sustainers as well as League Employees are not eligible to receive a League scholarship.
  • Financial Need

For more requirements and general scholarship information, please download the forms below.  If you have further questions, please contact Liz Conner at jlsscholarships@outlook.com.

Key Dates

The deadline for submission of applications is Nov. 3, 2017

Applicants will be notified whether or not they are chosen by Nov. 27, 2017

The scholarship recipients will be honored at the JLS Meeting on December 5, 2017.

Click here to view the application: Building Better Communities Scholarship ’17-’18

 

Updated 10/03/17


The Junior League of Springfield Scholarship in Memory of Mary Riley Wolfe

RileyWolfeThe Mary Riley Wolfe Memorial Scholarship has been awarded every year since 1995. It was established as a tribute to Mary Wolfe, a Junior League of Springfield past president, who lost her battle with cancer. Mary was a teacher and dedicated volunteer, who not only brought her southern charm and grace to the Junior League of Springfield, but to our community. She was a kind and gentle woman who led by example. In an effort to honor Mary, the JLS scholarship program was named in her memory.

As an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism and improving the community through effective action and leadership, the Junior League of Springfield is seeking applicants who are well-rounded individuals involved in their school and the community. Applicants must exhibit leadership qualities and a strong volunteer history.

The Scholarship Committee will be focusing on the following criteria when making its decision

  1. Community Involvement and Volunteer Impact
  2. Essay – 500 word maximum
  3. Extracurricular Activities and Employment
  4. Scholastic Achievement and Honors including leadership roles

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the Junior League of Springfield anticipates awarding two $2,000 scholarships to young women in our community in order to assist with the expenses of their college education. Funds will be paid directly to the designated institution and are to be used only for tuition, books or lab fees.

Eligibility Requirements (included but not limited to):

  • A female resident of Springfield or one of its surrounding communities.
  • Attending secondary school full-time.
  • Anticipating high school graduation in the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • A U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or U.S. Permanent Resident.
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Maintaining a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 point scale.
  • Immediate family members of the Junior League of Springfield which includes New Members, Active and Sustainers as well as League employees are not eligible to receive a League Scholarship.

For more requirements and general scholarship information, please download the forms below.  If you have further questions, please contact Michele Risdal-Barnes jlsscholarships@outlook.com  .

Key Dates

The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, March 24, 2017.

Applicants will be notified whether or not they are chosen by Monday, April 24, 2017.

The scholarship recipients will be honored at the JLS Annual Meeting on May 2, 2017.

2016-2017 JLS Mary Riley Wolf Scholarship Application Information

Academic Certification

The application deadline has passed, and the application is now closed.

Updated 10/03/17