College Scholarships

Since its inception in 1923 the Lewis County Branch has provided financial aid to local women college students. A tuition scholarship has been presented in the name of the legendary Dr. Kate Gregg since 1955. For over half a century, it was presented to a sophomore woman at Centralia College and covered full tuition for one school year.  Currently, multiple tuition scholarships of $1000 to $1500 each are awarded annually, one named for Dr. Kate Gregg and others named for long-standing members who have contributed noteworthy service to the branch

Support comes from proceeds of our annual used-book sale, donations, and interest accrued from the Women Supporting Women Scholarships endowment fund, which is the 401(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by Lewis County AAUW.

2023-2024 Scholarship Recipients

Cameron Sheets is attending Central Washington University.  She is the Sandy Godsey Memorial Scholar.

Lucy Nowicki is attending University of Washington. She is the Dr. Kate Gregg Memorial Scholar.

Bryn Taylor is attending University of Idaho. She is a Gerald Vandeboe Memorial Scholar.

Mariama Ceesay is attending Seattle Pacific University.  She is the Nancy Leventon Tribute Scholarship.

Daria Okul is attending Arizona State University.  She is the Kerry Serl Tribute Scholarship.

Paige Hill is the Jeanne Nygard Tribute Scholarship.

 

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Eligibility Requirements for Applicants

1.  She must be a woman graduate of a high school in Lewis County or Rochester, WA, or to have been a resident of Lewis County or the city of Rochester, WA, for at least two years before entering an accredited education institution. Such institutions include colleges and universities, as well as online, technical, and trade schools.

2. She must be a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning (including Centralia College), or an accredited on-line, technical, or trade school.

3. She must have established a strong record in academic courses.

4. She must have demonstrated service to her high school, college, or community.

5. She should exhibit financial need.

Applications can be obtained annually from WSWScholarships@gmail.com after November 1.

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than the following February 15.