Grant & scholarship Program

Grant and Scholarship Programs are supported by the fundraising efforts of our club members. 
Our major fundraiser is the annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance.


Grant Program

The GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women's Club Grant Program is open to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in Blair County.  

All Grant Applications received are reviewed by the Club's Finance Committee and voted on by a majority of the Club's Membership.   

The number of Grants distributed varies from year-to-year and is dependent upon the success of the club's fundraisers.  The Grants are distributed in mid-June.

 

Download Grant Application 

Deadline to submit is April 30th, 2018

2017 Grant Recipients

  • Altoona Chapter of Ambucs
  • American Red Cross/PA Mountain
  • Blair/Clearfield Association For The Blind & Visually Impaired
  • Blair County Historical Society
  • Discovery Garden/Legion Park
  • Dreams Go On
  • Family Services, INC. 
  • Funds for Freedom
  • Hollidaysburg Area Public Library/Adult Program
  • Hollidaysburg Area Public Library/Children's Program 
  • Hollidaysburg Area School District Foundation to Save the Planetarium 
  • Railroaders Heritage Corp.
  • Roaring Spring Community Library
  • Service Paws of Central Pennsylvania
  • Tiger Pack Program
 
Grant Recipient - The Turtle Foundation - GFWC HAWC
Grant Recipient - Hollidaysburg Area Public Library - GFWC HAWC
Grant Recipient - Service Paws - GFWC HAWC

Our clubwomen were very busy during the months of June and July presenting the 2016 grant checks to nonprofit organizations in Hollidaysburg and throughout Blair County.  


Scholarship Program

The GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women's Club Scholarship Program is open to Hollidaysburg Area High School students and adult women who are residents of Blair County.  

Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and the program is dependent on the success of the club's fundraising efforts.  The woman's scholarship is awarded in the Fall.  The student scholarships are awarded in the Spring. Applications can be found below on the page, at the Hollidaysburg Library, and Financial aid or Guidance counselor office at each school. 

 

Download Adult Scholarship Application Deadline Nov 3rd

Download Art Scholarship Application Deadline April 20th

Download Student Scholarship Application Deadline April 3rd

Download Community Service Application Deadline April 3rd

 
 

Academic Scholarship Award

  • Open to seniors residing within Hollidaysburg Area School District  

The Education Community Service Program reviews all applications, conducts interviews of the top candidates, and selects the winner. The winner is announced at the Awards Ceremony at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School. 

Arts Scholarship 

  • Open to seniors residing within Hollidaysburg Area School District pursuing a degree in the arts (not including music or drama).

The Art Community Service Program reviews all applications and portfolios, conducts interviews of the top candidates, and selects the winner.  The winner is announced at the Awards Ceremony at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School.

 

Community Service Award

  • Open to seniors residing withinHollidaysburg Area School District who exemplifies the volunteer spirit in their community.  

The Education Community Service Program reviews all applications, conducts interviews of the top candidates, and selects the winner. The winner is announced at the Awards Ceremony at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School.

Adult Woman's Scholarship

  • A woman who resides in Blair County and is furthering her education after a break from her education.  

The Education Community Service Program reviews all applications, conducts interviews of the top candidates, and selects the winner. The winner is invited to attend a Club meeting where the Scholarship is presented to her.


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— Mary Stewart