COWL Scholarship Opportunity


COWL-Conference of Women Legislators is offering an Undergraduate Scholarship for women age 25 or older. This is a one-year undergraduate scholarship which will cover tuition, books and fees up to $2500 per year, including summer school. COWL endeavors to support women who, for various reasons, have not had the opportunity to begin or complete their education at an earlier stage due to life change(s) and/or financial difficulties. COWL encourages women of all races, religions, creeds, and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Applicants for the scholarship must meet certain requirements to be eligible. In addition to being a woman 25 years of age or older, she must be an Illinois resident and plan to attend an accredited on-campus school in Illinois for at least six semester hours. (Online colleges are not eligible.)

Your application materials, postmarked no later than April 15, 2015 must include the following items:

• Application form
• Two reference letters
• Personal background and goals essay
• Official transcripts from the last two academic years attended
• List of all institutions of higher education you've attended
• Signed waiver form with notary public signature and seal

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