The club, established in 1955, gives out a thousand dollars every year for the scholarship, called the "Women Helping Women Scholarship." Deanna Fredie, the club's former president, says the cultural expectations for women's careers are always on the move. That's part of the reason the club offers the scholarship - to give women a chance to keep up with the changing market.
"Times are constantly changing, and women are constantly changing. The career market out there is so different," she said. "To see women develop and grow is really encouraging," Fredie continued.
The club's philanthropy ranges from veterans groups to the city's less-fortunate residents, but education is often top of mind. That's where the Women Helping Women Scholarship comes in.
"We've had a lot of recipients who have done a great deal to further their well-being, and it gives us pleasure to do so," she said. The scholarship is open to applications until April 1.
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