Each year, Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region awards around $25,000 in college scholarships.
There are currently four scholarships to apply for:
The William G. Broughton Fellowship for Outstanding Achievement is an award given to assist a present or former member of Girls Incorporated in pursuing study in any field in which she/he has a developing talent or ability. This can be an academic pursuit (college, trade school, graduate school), an athletic skill (such as gymnastics camp) or an artistic or technical interest (such as computer training or music lessons). This scholarship will be awarded in May.
The Teri Bordenave Scholarship was created in honor of long-time President/CEO Teri Bordenave by our Board of Directors. Teri wanted to ensure there were scholarship funds available to young women in the first and subsequent years of college. Expenses related to the second and subsequent years may be a bigger challenge for young women and deter them from finishing their college education.This Scholarship is different from the pre-existing scholarship funds that are distributed by Girls Inc., and comes to mind because of the many times we’d heard from girls looking for funds to help with the costs of college after the first year. It seems that most scholarship programs – including those at Girls Inc. -only focus on that first year, which leaves kids with a bigger challenge for years 2 and beyond.
The Dorothea E. Allen Scholarship has been made possible by a bequest from Dorothea E. Allen, a supporter of Girls Inc. This is an award given to assist a present or former member or Girls Inc. who possess promise and potential in developing their talents. These funds can be used by individuals for pursuit of a course of study, special learning experience or a training program that will develop a talent or ability that will benefit the community and the country. All applicants will be invited to a personal interview. This scholarship will be awarded in May.
The Anna C. Hume Scholarship has been made possible by a bequest from Anna C. Hume, a staunch supporter of Girls Incorporated, and additional funds donated in her memory by members of the Hume family. All candidates will be invited to a personal interview. The Hume Scholarship is intended to supplement the normal sources of financial aid.
To apply, or for more information call: Girls Incorporated 518-374-9800.