Women Helping Women Fund solicits scholarship applicants - deadline March 16

Friday, March 16, 2018

Women Helping Women Fund solicits scholarship applicants

Vivian Winston Scholarship now available to WSU Spokane, Whitworth & Gonzaga students

To further its mission of serving women and children in the Spokane region, the Women Helping Women Fund (WHWF) recently announced the expansion of the Vivian Winston Scholarship to mothers attending Washington State University: Spokane, Whitworth University and Gonzaga University.

The Vivian Winston Scholarship awards funds to assist mothers attending college who currently have children in child care. The scholarship is named in honor of WHWF founder, Vivian Winston, who worked throughout her life to remove barriers for women and children.

Traditionally the scholarship has been limited to students of Eastern Washington University and the Community Colleges of Spokane. “Many deserving women have been awarded this scholarship throughout the years,” says Elisabeth Hooker, chair of the Vivian Winston Scholarship Committee. “We felt that Vivian would have wanted her legacy to benefit as many women working to make a better future for their families as possible.”

“I am empowered through receiving this scholarship,” says Lyndsay Bishop, 2017 recipient. “Strength is gifted from one woman to another when we lift each other up in support of our dreams and goals.”

Applications for the scholarship are now available online at www.whwfspokane.org.  Applications must be completed by March 16 and recipients will be notified by April 24.  Awardees will attend the WHWF Annual Luncheon and be recognized at the Winston & Cashatt Lawyers table, Tuesday May 22 at the Spokane Convention Center.

About Women Helping Women Fund (WHWF) - Spokane

Women Helping Women Fund was established in 1992 to raise the level of awareness about the plight of women & children living in poverty in our community. The non-profit believes that empowering women & children builds healthy families & vibrant communities. The organization is committed to helping women & children by raising money to assist programs that are making a difference in the lives of those in need. A volunteer board of directors & executive director guides the direction & operations of the organization.