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Women Helping Women Funds Announces Call for Applications for Vivian Winston Scholarship

The Women Helping Women Fund (WHWF), which empowers local women and children to achieve their full potential, is pleased to announced the application period is open for its Vivian Winston Scholarship. The scholarship awards funds to local mothers juggling the cost of tuition and childcare. Applications are due March 17, 2023.

Scholars are selected on the basis of exemplary character with preference given to students demonstrating financial need. The value of the award is between $1,500 to $4,000 and can be used at any trade school, technical program, associates degree, or undergraduate program within Spokane County.

“Education can play a critical role in helping individuals achieve their full potential. We are happy to support women in the Spokane area reach their academic goals through the Vivian Winston Scholarship,” said Heather Hamlin, executive director of WHWF.

The Vivian Winston scholarship fund was established in 2006 to honor WHWF Co-Founder, Vivian Winston. Winston focused on social justice work, long before it was popular. She was an early advocate for women and children, a member of Spokane’s chapter of the League of Women Voters from its inception in 1948, as well as the first woman president of Spokane’s United Way in 1969.

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