The Roanoke Chapter of The Girl Friends, Inc. is part of a national organization of approximately 1500 professional women in forty-seven chapters from coast to coast. The mission of the organization is to exhibit friendship through networking projects across America and to support community, cultural and educational agendas. The Girl Friends, one of the oldest organizations of African American women in the United States, was founded in 1927 in New York during the creative period of the Harlem Renaissance. Attached is information on the three scholarships that are being offered to high-achieving, African American students from the following area- Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Lynchburg, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Botetourt, and Salem. Below is a brief summary of each scholarship. Scholarship applications and details on eligibility are available by clicking below or you can pick them up from Ms. Dwoyer in guidance.
(a) The Girl Friends Memorial Scholarship ($500.00) for a community college or a 4 year accredited college
(b)The Roanoke Chapter of the Girl Friends, Inc. ($1000.00) for a 4 year accredited college
(c) The Girl Friends Fund Scholarship ($1000.00-1500.00) for a 4 year accredited college
Scholarship eligibility requirements are detailed on the applications. All completed applications must be returned on or before February 13, 2019.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 12, 2019