AAUW sponsors scholarship for older women returning to school

Published 2:58 pm Monday, February 21, 2011

The Tryon Area Association of University Women (AAUW) is sponsoring the Eileen White Scholarship designed to assist women over 25 years of age who plan to enroll in a two-year or four-year college or university.

The family of Eileen White donated an initial amount of money to be used to facilitate older women from the Tryon area returning for higher education and Tryon AAUW has increased the monies through fundraising to be a scholarship resource.

A main focus of AAUW is to foster education for all women in the Tryon area. The Tryon area includes upstate S.C., Polk and Rutherford counties in North Carolina.

The scholarship committee will make decisions about awarding scholarships on April 1 for persons attending fall semester 2011.

Contact Susan Beardslee at sulee@windstream.net for an application and further information.