POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- The Pound Ridge Women's Republican Club is seeking qualified female high school seniors from Pound Ridge to apply for its Wilma C. Rogalin Leadership Scholarship through Friday, March 20.
The following are scholarship criteria:
- An outstanding female high school senior anticipating graduation during the 2014 -2015 school year who will be enrolled at a four-year, accredited U.S. college or university in the fall of 2015.
- Proven exceptional leadership abilities, academic excellence and commitment to public service.
- U.S. citizenship.
- Full-time Pound Ridge resident.
With the application, students must submit an official transcript and “fact” or “activity” sheet listing public service activities, school involvement and/or employment. Applicants are asked to identify leadership roles, awards, recognitions and honors received. School activities for which course credit is not awarded are acceptable.
An essay is required and should describe a female leader the applicant admires. The essay must cite specific examples and the skills and characteristics that define this person as a leader. The minimum length is 250 words.
A letter of recommendation also is required from an adult that describes things such as the applicant's leadership or public service attributes.
The Wilma C. Rogalin Leadership Scholarship was established in March 2012 by the Pound Ridge Women’s Republican Club in memory of Wilma C. Rogalin, a former club president who actively volunteered in Republican Party politics at the local, state and federal levels.
Rogalin served on numerous boards, was very active in the garden club and was a tireless volunteer in the Pound Ridge community. She held several leadership positions and was a pioneer for women’s equality. This annual scholarship honors her legacy of strong leadership and dedication to public service.
Applications are being considered now through Wednesday, March 20. To obtain an application send an email to PRWRC1952@gmail.com or download one from Facebook at www.facebook.com/PoundRidgeWomensRepublicanClub.
Completed applications should be sent to the Pound RIdge Women's Republican Club PO Box 353, Pound Ridge, N.Y. 10576