Josephine Marley Beckwith Future Leaders Scholarships

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Since 1991, YWCA Southwestern Illinois has awarded scholarships to high school senior women who demonstrate leadership and a sustained commitment to bettering their community. YWCA is able to distribute these scholarships primarily through the generosity of the over 300 plus Women of Distinction Academy members.

Two outstanding women will be honored with a $1,000 award this year.  Applications are due or postmarked by February 23, 2023. To obtain an application, please contact your local high school guidance counselor or call/email YWCA for an application at 618.465.7774.

In addition, you can download the application forms on this page.

This scholarship is open to high school senior women attending high school in Madison County, IL.

Please note: As a recipient of the Josephine Marley Beckwith Future Leader Scholarship, you are eligible for a renewal for your sophomore, junior and senior years of study if you meet renewal criteria and community service requirements.  Your application package is due or postmarked no later than March 24, 2023.

The Josephine Marley Beckwith Future Leader Scholarship (JMBFL)  winners and renewals will be acknowledged at the Women of Distinction event scheduled for May 4, 2023 at Julia’s Banquet Center in East Alton.

2023 Scholarship Application Package

2023 Renewal Scholarship Application Package

2022 JMBFL Recipients