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Deadline for college-bound students of color to apply for Women In Focus, Inc. scholarships is Feb. 15

Last year's Women In Focus Scholarship winners: Top row: Jayda Woods, Quynh-Anh Le, Ebba Harrison, Aliyah Brown, Calise Howard and Areea Her Middle row: Isaiah Mielke, Tziah McNair, Copper Daniel, Chastity Collins, Nongnah Her, Jillian Patton Bottom row: Meghna Krisna, Rayanna Alexander, Julian Jaimes, Oivia Krause, Kersey-Angela Abongwa, and Itzayana Saucedo Vivar

The deadline to apply for Women In Focus, Inc. scholarships for Madison-area college-bound students of color whose achievements and goals “embody the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision” is Feb. 15.

Each year, Women In Focus, Inc. reviews submissions and awards scholarships to deserving college-bound students of color who have been selected by the WIF Scholarship Review Committee. The scholars will be honored at the Women in Focus Inc. Scholarship Recognition Reception in April 2022.

Women In Focus Inc., a local non-profit dedicated to supporting the education of students of color in the Madison community, will raise money for those scholarships at this Saturday’s Women in Focus 36th Anniversary MLK “I Have a Dream” Scholarship Ball.

Women In Focus Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are graduating from a school district in Dane County. The organization also awards one or two scholarships to non-traditional adult students who are attending a 2-year or 4-year institute of higher education in Dane County.

The total number of scholarships and the monetary amount of each scholarship are determined annually. The minimum scholarship amount is $2500.

Requirements of our merit-based Scholarships:

1. Must be a student of color;
2. Must have a minimum G.P.A of 2.5;
3. Must be a high school senior graduating from a School District in Dane County, Wisconsin OR a non-traditional adult student who is attending an institute of higher education in Dane County, WI.;
4. Must present evidence of high school or GED equivalent education;

Preference may be given to those who:

1. Demonstrate a financial need;
2. Demonstrate a spirit of community involvement and academic achievement;
3. Will be a first-generation college student in their family.

All applications will be reviewed by a scholarship selection committee. For more information, click here.