Scholarship Program

What is the JLWS Scholarship?

This year, the JLWS will award a $1,000 scholarship to one female high school senior who exhibits outstanding service to others through volunteerism.

Who can apply?

College-bound (two- or four-year accredited college or university) high school senior women who are enrolled in Forsyth County schools and demonstrate a desire to serve others through volunteerism are encouraged to apply.

Where may a candidate get an application?

The online application for the 2018-2019 scholarship is now open. Click here for application link. 

What does the application include?

General contact information; all volunteer activities must be listed in detail; four essay questions about volunteerism must be answered; and two letters of recommendation (one from a teacher/school counselor and one from someone who knows the candidate from a volunteer standpoint); a copy of the candidates’ high school transcript.

What is the due date for applications to be submitted to the JLWS Headquarters?

The application, including references and transcript, must be completed online or postmarked by Friday, May 3, 2019.

JLWS Scholarship Program
c/o Junior League of Winston-Salem, Inc.
131 Liberty View Lane, Suite 201
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

When will the scholarship recipient be notified?

The winner will be notified by Monday, May 13, 2019. She will be invited to the JLWS General Membership Meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019.

What criteria are used to determine the winner?

Emphasis is on the volunteer’s activities (time commitment, impact, dependability and quality of performance) in conjunction with academic achievement. Judges do not consider financial need.