JLS Accepting Applications for Mary Riley Wolfe College Scholarship

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


The Mary Riley Wolfe Memorial Scholarship has been awarded every year since 1995. It was later renamed 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. 

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 2021-22 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 2021-22 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 2022-2023 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 Provisionals, Actives, 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 Stephanie Hohenshell at Stephanie.Hohenshell@american-national.com or jls@jlspringfield.org.

Key Dates

The deadline for submission of applications is April 1, 2022.

Applicants will be notified if they are chosen in April 2022.

The scholarship recipients will be honored at the JLS Annual Meeting in May 2022.

2021-2022 JLS Mary Riley Wolf Scholarship Application Information

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