The Wisconsin Women of Color Network (WWOCN) announces the availability of scholarships
for the 2020 – 2021 academic school year. The Network will award the following scholarships:
1) Mabel Smith Memorial Scholarship: open only to Wisconsin graduating high school
seniors and recent GED/HSED graduates who plan on attending an accredited Wisconsin
community, vocational, or technical college;
2) The Hattie J. Hilliard Scholarship: Wisconsin residents applying for admission to
accredited Wisconsin colleges and universities in pursuit of degrees in Art, Graphic Arts
or any other art-related field of study;
3) The Cammer-Hill grant and the Wisconsin Women of Color Network Women’s Fund: for
Wisconsin residents applying for admission to accredited Wisconsin community,
vocational, or technical college.
Recipients may receive a scholarship in only one category per school year.
Applicants need to meet the criteria for each scholarship,
Applicants should have a record of service to the community or school; or participation in
Scholarship applications are due by May 31, 2020 for the 2020 summer or fall semesters,
and 2021 spring semester.
Scholarship funds will go directly to the college: The funding will be forwarded to the
college or university when WWOCN receives proof of enrollment for the semester.
Application Procedures (see application form for further instruction)
Applicants must write an essay (single-page, double-spaced) on “How this scholarship
will help me accomplish my educational goals.”
In the essay, specify which scholarship you are seeking: Mabel Smith, Hattie J. Hilliard,
or Cammer-Hill. If no specification is made, the WWOCN Scholarship Committee will
decide if the application will be considered further.
Applicants must provide at least two (2) letters of recommendation.
Letters of recommendation may be written by an instructor, academic advisor, guidance
counselor or other individual who can attest to your educational abilities or potential for
academic success. Letters of recommendation from family members do not qualify.
For Mabel Smith applicants, a high school transcript from the end of the first semester of
your senior year must accompany the application form. GED applicants must submit a
copy of their Certificate of Completion.
Other applicants will be expected to show evidence of good standing if they are not in
their initial term of attending post-secondary education.
Applications will be reviewed and recipients notified of their receipt of a scholarship before the
funds are forwarded to the college. Scholarship recipients will be recognized each year at a
meeting of the Network. Awardees will be expected to give a presentation on the status of their
education at that meeting.
If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, please visit us at
https://wwocnet.wixsite.com/wwocnet or at WWOCN on Facebook.
You can also write us at:
Wisconsin Women of Color Network, Inc.
Attn: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 2337
Madison WI 53701-2337
Or send an E-mailto: email@example.com.
Please allow 3-5 days for us to send a scholarship application to you.