Awards

  • 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 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”.   

  • GFWC Jennie Award - Sandy Pecha - 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.

  • 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 - Pat Soefker  - The Theodora Youmans Award Citizenship Award is one of the most treasured awards given by GFWC-Wisconsin since 1937.  At its onset, Mrs. Youmans provided in her will that the award should be made for the most honorable contribution to citizenship.  There is only one winner, but it is an honor to be nominated. 

    She was born Theodora Winton born in Ashippun, WI in 1863.  She was raised in the New Berlin are where her father was a merchant.  In 1889, she married Henry Youmans, Editor of the Waukesha Freeman.  In 1898 she was elected President of the Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs.  Her influence had a marked bearing on Federation policies and growth for many years.  She was a woman who worked tirelessly for women.

    Following her death in April 1932 a reporter for the Waukesha Freeman wrote:  "We find a remarkable combination of talents and abilities in one woman that gave her predominance among women and men alike.”

 

Scholarships

  • Applications for 2019 are now available.  

  • 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 2019 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.