An organization offering scholarships to help mothers who are enrolled in area colleges has expanded the pool of eligibility.
Previously, the Women Helping Women Fund has awarded its Vivian Winston Scholarship only to women attending Eastern Washington University or the Community Colleges of Spokane who have children in day care.
Now, women attending Gonzaga University, Washington State University in Spokane and Whitworth University who have children in day care are also eligible for the scholarship.
“Many deserving women have been awarded this scholarship throughout the years,” said Elisabeth Hooker, chair of the Vivian Winston Scholarship Committee. “We felt that Vivian would have wanted her legacy to benefit as many women working to make a better future for their families as possible.”
The scholarship is named in honor of WHWF founder Vivian Winston, who worked throughout her life to remove educational barriers for women and children.
Applications for the scholarship are available online at www.whwfspokane.org. Applications must be completed by March 16 and recipients will be notified by April 24.
Scholarship winners will be recognized at the WHWF’s annual luncheon in May.