Lemont residents who demonstrate a dedication to community service could earn $1,000 in scholarship funds from the Lemont Junior Woman’s Club. The organization will award three scholarships in May to applicants who have made outstanding contributions to the community through volunteerism.
Qualified applicants include residents of Lemont who are either high school seniors or adult women returning to school. The review committee will be looking for applicants with a history of community service, a demonstrated commitment to volunteerism and strong academic performance. Those who wish to apply can find an application form and instructions at area high school guidance offices, Lemont Library, Lemont Township, or by visiting the club’s website at www.lemontjuniorwomansclub.org. Applicants must submit the application, along with two references and a 500-word essay, postmarked by April 25.
Since its founding in 1993, the Lemont Junior Woman’s Club has provided financial and volunteer support to educational, civic and philanthropic efforts that enriches the lives of citizens in our community. Members volunteer more than 7,000 hours and raise more than $15,000 each year to benefit the community. The goal of the club’s efforts is to help fulfill the basic needs of Lemont citizens of all ages with an emphasis on children, who are the future of our community.