Criteria for Eligibility
To qualify for the Vivian Winston Scholarship, the student must meet the following criteria:
- Be a continuing or incoming full-time female student at Spokane Community College, Spokane Falls Community College or Eastern Washington University pursuing an Associate Degree , Bachelors Degree, or special certification.
- A resident of Spokane County for at least 12 months.
- Have dependent children requiring child care.
- A minimum of a 3.0 college or high school cumulative GPA.
- Available to attend, as a guest, the 2016 Women Helping Women Fund Luncheon on May 23, 2017 and provide short biography and photo for the luncheon program.
Incomplete applications and/or missing required documents will disqualify applicant from consideration for this scholarship.
- A fully completed application that includes narrative about academic and personal goals.
- Two recommendations. One must be from an educational professional – teacher, professor, counselor, etc.
- Most current transcript
- All applications must be completed online. Applications submitted directly to the WHWF office will be disqualified.
- Applications are due March 17, 2017
- Finalists will be contacted by April 5, 2017
- All finalists will be asked to participate in an interview on April 13, 2017
- Scholarship winners will be announced by April 21, 2017
Frequently Asked Questions
- A typical scholarship ranges between $1,500 and $4,000
- Scholarship recipients may apply over multiple years and may receive consecutive awards.
- Scholarship recipients may be asked to provide their most recent tax statement before distribution.
- Scholarships will be distributed from the Vivian Winston Fund directly to Eastern Washington University or the Community Colleges of Spokane by June 30, 2017.
- Scholarship funds designated to childcare can only be applied to licensed facilities located at EWU or CCS.
- Scholarship recipients are requested to provide the Women Helping Women Fund office with their preferred distribution of funds at their school. IE- 80% tuition, 20% childcare.