Special to the Journal
The Junior League of Bell County (JLBC) is excited to announce that they are now offering up to three $1,000 scholarships. High School Senior women in Bell County are eligible to apply. Applicants receiving the scholarship will be notified by a committee member and are asked to attend the JLBC Annual Dinner/Meeting to be recognized in May. The distribution of this application does not guarantee a scholarship award will be made. The application can be found online at https://sites.google.com/jlbellco.org/gem.
Eligibility requirements for the scholarships include:
• Overall GPA 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
• History of volunteer service.
• Applied/Acceptance to an accredited college, university, or trade school.
JLBC Scholarship Committee (Comprised of JLBC Girls Empowerment Movement (GEM) Committee, JLBC Board of Directors, and JLBC Management Team) will review each scholarship application based on each individual candidate’s merit, dedication to community service, and quality of application. The application deadline is March 1, 2019. For more information about the scholarship, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GEM is a free mentorship program for Bell County High School Women. Throughout their senior year, GEM participants attend a series of events and classes to prepare them for life after graduation. Topics include college and career choices, personal finance, and health and nutrition. The program culminates with Project Prom, a special experience providing prom dresses, graduation dresses, and accessories for the events celebrating this important life stage. The next GEM class, focused on scholarships, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Ralph Wilson Youth Center in Temple. Temple College will be presenting information regarding both scholarships and Financial Aid.
Members of the community are invited to support the Girls Empowerment Movement by providing monetary donations online at jlbellco.org as well as gathering donations of prom dresses, shoes, and accessories. Prom dress donations will be accepted starting in late fall. For more information and to RSVP, please email GEM at GEM@jlbellco.org.