YWCA seeking applications for scholarship | News
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - For the twenty-first year, the YWCA will award the Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship to an outstanding African-American female high school senior entering a post-secondary institution.
This scholarship has been awarded since 1993 in conjunction with the annual Career Women of Achievement awards, now in its 34th year. Factors evaluated by the scholarship committee include academic record, ability to overcome hardship, high school class rank, ACT and/or SAT scores, application of special talents, involvement in extracurricular activities, and community service.
Each year applications come in from over 20 local high schools and upwards of 50 young women apply. Scholarship Finalists receive not only a financial award but also an incredible experience; the winners will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with our area’s most successful career women, as they are guests at the YWCA Career Women of Achievement luncheon.
This year’s 34th annual luncheon will be held on May 15th at the Duke Energy Center. All of our recipients will be recognized at a private tea in April held at the historic YWCA building in downtown Cincinnati, when the winner, two runners-up and the seven honorable mentions will be presented.
To learn more or to obtain an application form, please visit the YWCA website at www.ywcacincinnati.org or call (513) 241-7090. Applications must be post marked by Tuesday, January 22, 2013.