GFWC Community Improvement Program (CIP) Award - Tari Wallner - Virtually any existing club project can develop into a CIPA project. Identify and assess the needs of your community; partner with other organizations or agencies in your municipality; check out the planning tools in the GFWC manual under Awards, Contests and Grants or click on the link below. The first prize (to be awarded in June, 2014) is $5,000, but the gratification of making a needed contribution would be priceless. Any size club can be a winner! So go out and “Make a Difference”.
General Information and Application Form - Due March 1
GFWC Jennie Award - Tari Wallner - The Jennie Award is named in honor of GFWC’s founder, Jane Cunningham Croly, who wrote for national newspapers under the pseudonym Jennie June. This is the highest honor given to a clubwoman by GFWC. Clubs may nominate a clubwoman for this award which is then judged at the state, region, and national levels for her outstanding performance as a volunteer within her club, community, and (extended) family.
Nomination Form - Due June 1
GFWC-WI Junior of the Year Award (JOY) - This annual award spotlights a Wisconsin Junior clubwoman for her leadership and volunteer efforts with an emphasis on her family and community.
GFWC-WI Theodora Youmans Award - Mary Pike - The Theodora Youmans Citizenship Award is one of the most treasured awards given by the GFWC-WI since 1937. Mrs. Youmans provided in her will that the award should be made for the most notable contribution to citizenship in the previous year (January through December). While there can only be one winner, it is an honor to be nominated and clubs should feel pride in selecting outstanding women in their communities.
- Nomination Form - Due April 1
GFWC-WI Woman of Achievement Award - Pat Hladilek - This lifetime achievement award is to honor a Wisconsin clubwoman who has made an outstanding contribution to the General Federation of Women's Clubs.
Health Scholarship - Nancy Dickman - The GFWC-WI Health Scholarship was established for applicants interested in pursuing a career in the health and related health care studies at a two or four year institution of higher learning. Thank you for your interest in the GFWC-WI Health Scholarship. Complete the application form by saving it to your computer and using Microsoft Word. Complete instructions are included with the application form.
The 2017 application form is available here. The form is a WORD document which will be downloaded to your computer. Check the "Downloads" folder on your computer for the file.
- GFWC District Scholarships - For health scholarships offered at the district level, please contact the district presidents.
- Southern Prairies District - Applicants must live in Green, southern Grant, Kenosha, Lafayette, Racine, Rock, or Walworth County.
- Rolling Hills District - Applicants must live in Crawford, Dane, Dodge, northern Grant, Iowa, Jefferson, Richland, Sauk, Vernon, Washington, or Waukesha County.