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Junior League Offers College Scholarships for Local Young Women

To promote its mission of voluntarism and developing the potential of women, the Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. (JLKD) announced today its annual call for scholarship applications from deserving local, college-bound, female high school students. Applications are available at www.JLKD.org and will be accepted through March 2, 2012. At least two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the most deserving applicants who show an outstanding commitment to voluntarism.

JLKD trains female volunteers to improve the lives of children at risk in the community by promoting literacy, developing self-esteem, and providing positive programming.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be female, college-bound high school seniors and reside in Kane, DuPage, Kendall or Will Counties. In addition to completing the application form, interested candidates must prepare a one-page essay describing their volunteer experiences and how these activities have benefited them and their communities. Additionally, each applicant must show proof of acceptance to an established, accredited college or university, and also submit a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor, counselor, teacher, employer or volunteer organization supervisor. Applicants must not have received the JLKD scholarship previously. Members of JLKD and their families are not eligible.

“Our scholarship program gives us the wonderful opportunity to recognize the outstanding young women in our community by rewarding their dedicated voluntarism and supporting their continued educational growth.” said JLKD President Christina Brady.

For more information about JLKD and our scholarship program, visit www.jlkd.org.

JLKD is an organization of over 160 women from throughout DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties which focuses on improving the quality of life for children at risk in the community by providing critical resources and programs through our trained volunteers.

For more information, visit www.jlkd.org, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/JLKDServes and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/JLKDServes.

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