Junior League of Summit accepting scholarship applications

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The Junior League of Summit is accepting applications for its Shirley Wight Keeney Voluntarism Scholarship. The JLS will award four $3,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to voluntarism in their community.

Keeney was a member and past president of the Junior League of Summit who began her volunteer work as a preschooler in the early 1920s and “carried on her tradition of service throughout her life until her passing in 2010.” According to a statement provided by the JLS, “We feel it is a privilege for the League to be able to offer scholarships to high school seniors in her name.”

The scholarship is open to any graduating senior who meets the following criteria:

  • Lives or attends school in Berkeley Heights, Chatham, New Providence or Summit 
  • demonstrates academic excellence throughout his or her high school career
  • will continue his or her education at an accredited two- or four-year college or business/vocational school 
  • shows significant volunteer work (during high school years) that aligns with the Junior League of Summit’s  mission. 

The JLS also will offer a $3,000 Continuing Education Scholarship to an adult woman who has demonstrated a commitment to voluntarism in her community and is pursuing additional education or certification.

The scholarship is open to any woman who meets the following criteria:

  • Lives or attends school in Berkeley Heights, Chatham, New Providence or Summit
  • will continue education at an accredited two- or four-year college or business/vocational school; 
  • shows significant volunteer work in the last three years that aligns with the Junior League of Summit’s mission.

For more information and to access the applications, go to www.jlsummit.org. Applications are due by March 1. Scholarship recipients will be notified in April.

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