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Scholarships: Reports & Updates - Awards Given in 2017

GFWC Naples Junior Woman's Club

2017 Scholarships Award Winners, with Juniors Education Chair Allison Durian, center

2017 Scholarship Winners










At A Glance ...


GFWC Naples Woman's Club is proud to award scholarships each year to Collier County residents.


Awards in Order of Deadline Due Date:


Dorothy Edwards Technical Awards

$1,500 annually

2-year renewable



*Lee Kraus Scholarship

(1) - $3000  

Inaugural Award 2017



Circle of Support Scholarships

(7-9) - $5,000 (may be renewed)


3 Liz Becton-Read Circle of Support (NEW in 2017)


4 additional Circle of Support Scholarships


2 Blanche Hawkins Circle of Support (Year 2 renewals)


*1 Circle of Support Scholarship for Mature Woman



Community Service Awards

(2) $2,000 & $1000



Beryl B. Paulson Memorial Scholarship




GFWC Educational Scholarships

15 General Scholarships

$2,000 each



Eileen Steen Art Award




Dora Valentine Empowering Women Scholarship

$2,000 or more



*mature woman in need may apply

Scholarship Info

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Scholarship Awards are funded annually by GFWC Naples Woman’s Club philanthropies to encourage the pursuit of higher education. Award recipients are chosen for their academic excellence combined with exemplary community service and a high level of involvement in school activities.


The GFWC Naples Woman’s Club was honored to award $94,500 for 37 scholarships to outstanding students, so they can continue learning and pursue their dreams.


The GFWC Naples Junior Woman’s Club was pleased to award $11,500 for 7 scholarships, that we see as an investment in these amazing students’ futures. Both clubs recognize the students’ hard work, and applaud the perseverance of each award winner and thank them for their continued service in the community.