Altrusa International of Oak Ridge is offering scholarships starting at $1,000 to deserving women to support their pursuit of education and/or training, a press release said.
The Sarah Ketron Scholarship is intended for women who are non-traditional students and have interrupted their studies for work or family obligations and are returning to school to complete their education. It is named in honor of the late Sarah Ketron, Altrusa president in 1973-74. She was for many years a school counselor in Oak Ridge as well as a community leader and volunteer.
The Altrusa Scholarship is available for women who are continuing their education, post-high school, at an institution of higher learning, such as a university, community college, or technical college, the release said.
Altrusans seek to encourage and support women who are striving to complete their education, search for jobs, and become financially independent.
“One of the key goals for selection is to award scholarships to those who show significant financial need,” said Janet Swift, chair of the Scholarship Committee.
To be eligible, applicants must show proof of admission to an institution of higher education (four-year, two-year, technical, or vocational) and be enrolled in at least the minimum number of hours required by the institution; complete the application and return it by the deadline; provide a transcript from the school most recently attended; and be available for interview by members of the Scholarship Committee. Scholarship monies will be given directly to the institution to be used for tuition, books, and other academic fees.
Applications and additional materials must be received by email or postmarked by close of business, Friday, April 10, 2015.
For an online application,go to http://oakridge.altrusa.org/What-We-Do/Scholarship.aspx or http://www.iiaweb.com/altrusascholarship.
Please email your application to [email protected]. All supporting documents must accompany the application or be provided prior to the deadline to be considered. Applications and support documents can also be mailed to the following address:
Altrusa International of Oak Ridge, Attn: Janet Swift, P.O. Box 5763, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-5763.
See this flyer for more information: 2015 Altrusa Scholarship Flyer.
Altrusa is a civic organization of professional women involved in community service and support of literacy. For additional information about Altrusa of Oak Ridge, go to http://www.oakridge.altrusa.org/Who-We-Are/Welcome-Message.aspx.