The Riverview Woman’s Club held its monthly luncheon on May 16 where six high school graduates were awarded scholarships.
Five students received $1000 and one student received $2000. Each recipient demonstrated strong academic standings, involvement, community service and extra-curricular activities.
The luncheon took place at St. Joseph’s Hospital South in Riverview and each of the scholarship recipients spoke to the group.
In order to be qualified for this scholarship, students must be a resident of Riverview or be the child of an active Woman’s Club member that has been accepted to a two or four-year college or university or an accredited trade school in the state of Florida. The student must demonstrate good academic standing through class rank, minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA, best composite ACT score of 21 and best combined SAT (math, reading, writing) score of 1090. A minimum of 125 community service hours must also be met. Students must also submit an essay on why the Woman’s Club should choose them for the scholarship, two letters of recommendation, and a copy of their permanent transcript. The qualifications of each category may vary depending on whether the student is applying for the merit based or the need-based scholarship.
“It’s never easy coming up with those who will receive the scholarships, as all the students are deserving,” President of the Woman’s Club Michele Wirth said. “We have been using a method of narrowing down and ultimately deciding since the club first began giving scholarships on behalf of the foundation.”
The Riverview Woman’s Club is a non-profit that raises money for scholarships all year long. The group meets each month, except July and August.
For more information about the Woman’s Club and their meetings, visit their website at www.RiverviewWomansClub.org.