The Conference of Women Legislators (COWL) a not-for-profit organization and a bipartisan coalition of women legislators in the Illinois General Assembly, has announced the 2013-2014 Scholarship Award Program. The scholarship program is geared to assisting mature women (25 years or older) who are seeking to earn undergraduate college degrees. Each grant will be $2,500.
Scholarship applicants are required to enroll in an Illinois accredited college or university for a minimum of six credit hours to qualify, making the scholarships available to a part time student. In addition to academic achievement the scholarship committee also considered volunteer or paid community service work that benefited women in transition. Applications must be postmarked by March 29, 2013. Awardees will be notified of the decisions by April 30, 2013.
All of the scholarship materials: the Applicant Letter, COWL Scholarship Application and the Waiver of Confidentiality form may be downloaded from the COWL website at www.cowlil.com.