Young women getting ready to enter college are being encouraged to apply for the YWCA's Josephine Marley Beckwith Future Leaders Scholarship. The "Y" is looking for applicants that has "decent grades," are service-oriented, and are passionate about bettering their community.

Dorothy Hummel, Executive Director of the YWCA tells The Big Z two $1000 scholarships will be awarded at the Women of Distinction event in May.

Click here for Hummel's comments

For more information or to apply for the scholarship, stop by the YWCA on 3rd Street in Alton, or follow the links below. Applications must be postmarked by February 28th.

e-mail: info@altonywca.com

website: www.altonywca.com

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