Scholarships offered to young women


DAYTON, Ohio — American Agri-Women (AAW) is offering scholarships for women to attend their 2009 annual convention in Salem, Ore., Nov. 11-14.

The scholarships are provided by the Helen Whitmore Memorial Fund. The $400 scholarships are offered to encourage an awareness of the organization among young women, to increase their active involvement and to challenge them to have a positive influence on their peers.

The scholarships were named to honor Helen Whitmore, a well-respected rancher and teacher from California, and initiated in 1993 by a friend and past-president Mitzi Ayala Perdue.


They are available to an applicant of any age, who has not attended a past convention. Only one applicant per affiliate will be accepted. Recipients do not have to be current AAW members, but must agree to join for the current membership year.

To vote at the current year’s convention, dues must be paid by Sept. 30. Recipients are also encouraged to join and actively participate in their local affiliate.

All applications must be postmarked by Aug. 31. Winners and their affiliate president will be notified by Sept. 15.
Affiliate presidents will need to see that the scholarship winners get registered at the early registration rate; all winners are eligible for this rate, but need to get it in as soon as possible.

More information

Applications and further information may be obtained from Peggy Clark, Daughters of American Agriculture, 2274 East Lytle Five Points Road, Dayton OH 45458.

Also, applicants can call 937-885-5965 or e-mail before Aug. 31 to indicate an application is being submitted.

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