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Brandon Service League offers scholarships to women

BRANDON – Scholarship money is available for women who need to re-enter the workforce as well as for high school seniors who plan to study art, education or nursing.

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs’ Brandon Service League is accepting applications for its four $1,000 scholarships that “are not full-tuition scholarships but are intended as a contribution to tuition fees and academic course materials,” said Judy Darsey, scholarship committee chairwoman.

Post high school women who have experienced life changes that necessitate their re-entering the workforce may apply for the Pat and Lee Elam Scholarship for the Renaissance Woman.

The applicant “may need technical training or want to add another certification or finish a college degree,” said Darsey.

A previous winner was a single mother who was already a registered nurse. The scholarship helped offset her expenses for a bachelor of science degree in nursing that enabled her to qualify for an administrative position.

The renewable Reynolds Bryan Art Scholarship is open to “all graduating high school seniors planning to major in any of the arts — visual art, music, theater — or planning to get a teaching degree in any of the arts,” said Darsey, daughter of Claire Bryan, a past league president, who created the scholarship in 1996 in memory of her husband, Reynolds Bryan.

The Women in Education Scholarship is open to any graduating female senior who plans to obtain a degree in education to pursue a teaching career.

The Women in Nursing Scholarship is for graduating female high school seniors who want to study to become nurses.

To request an application or to ask about deadlines and eligibility requirements, contact Darsey at [email protected]

Contact freelance writer Barbara Routen at [email protected]

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