Scholarships

Scholarship Program Overview

Skagit Women in Business offers annual scholarships to assist deserving female students in any academic or vocational area. A minimum of $500.00 will be awarded and paid directly to the school the scholarship recipient will be attending.

General Scholarship Information

  1. Name: This scholarship shall be known as the “Skagit Women in Business Scholarship.”
  2. Donor: Skagit Women in Business (SWIB)
  3. Purpose: The purpose of Skagit Women in Business (SWIB) is to provide a networking system, encouragement, and information through its members, guest speakers, and educational activities to help its members succeed in all aspects of their business activities. Skagit Women in Business demonstrates this commitment by offering a scholarship to assist deserving female students in any academic or vocational area.
  4. Amount: A minimum of $500.00 will be awarded and paid directly to the school the scholarship recipient will be attending.

Eligibility is open to females who meet the following criteria:

  1. Are returning to school after a minimum of two years break in their education, or are currently enrolled as a student after having such break;  Reside in Skagit County, unless temporarily enrolled in school elsewhere;  Demonstrate financial need;
  2. Exhibit a commitment to specific career goals;
  3. Intend to continue education at an accredited vocational school or 2-4 year college or university. Washington State colleges will be considered first, however, online degrees will be considered if it is the best option for the candidate;
  4. Have a desire to reside in and contribute to the Skagit County community;
  5. Scholarships must be accessed within one (1) calendar year of receipt;
  6. Recipient must attend the current year’s SWIB Spring Fling to receive the scholarship;
  7. No more than two (2) scholarships will be awarded to any individual, and;
  8. Postgraduate and personal enrichment elective classes, not pertaining to career goals will not be eligible for scholarship funding.

Application Process

  1. Candidates must complete the attached application form and include:
  2. A cover letter explaining: the applicant’s short-term and long-term goals; the applicant’s plan to achieve those goals, and; specific information regarding the applicant’s break in education;
  3. Two letters of recommendation from faculty, employers or others who have known the applicant for several years;
  4. A copy of college transcripts, if applicable, and an outline of the applicant’s education including dates and names of schools and degrees received.

Administration: A committee set by Skagit Women in Business shall select the recipient based upon the above-noted eligibility requirements. All applications will be reviewed. Finalists will be notified of their interview date. Interviews will be conducted during the month of April. All applicants will be notified of the results.

Questions:
For additional information, please contact: Scholarships@skagitwomeninbusiness.com

Complete applications and all supporting documents must be returned to the address below no later than March 30, 2018. Deadline date is firm. Interviews will take place during the month of April.

Skagit Women in Business
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 2025
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Awards Banquet

Scholarships will be awarded the evening of May 17, 2018, at our Spring Fling beginning at 5:30 p.m. All recipients are required to attend to receive their award.