Junior League of Albany Mission
The Junior League of Albany is a women’s volunteer-driven organization that identifies the most pressing problems faced in our local community and creates solutions in collaboration with community partners.
For more than 100 years, the Junior League of Albany has been influential in the establishment of community partners that have filled urgent needs and improved life in the Capital District. We have partnered with other organizations, helped raise funds, provided hands- on volunteers, and helped spread the word to assure these projects successfully meet community needs.
About The Rockwell Scholarship
Because of the generosity of the late Marjorie Doyle Rockwell and in her memory, the Junior League of Albany awards the Rockwell scholarship each year to assist at least one young woman in obtaining the education and skills necessary to further her volunteer potential. The award is no less than $1,000.
An applicant for the Rockwell Scholarship must be:
A female resident of the Capital District; and
A candidate for high school graduation in the current academic year who will be applying for enrollment in an accredited college, university or secondary educational or vocational program for the upcoming academic year; or
A high school (or equivalent) graduate currently enrolled in an accredited college, university or secondary educational or vocational program; and
Currently involved in volunteer organizations or activities which serve the same or related focus areas as the Junior League of Albany; and
Able to demonstrate citizenship and initiative.
Applicants must complete the form below that includes a narrative of no more than 500 words demonstrating eligibility based on the criteria above. Your narrative should explain how the scholarship will assist you in achieving your goals. Your narrative must include a statement that if you accept the scholarship, you will commit to continue with school and volunteer services. If appropriate, please include in your narrative any information concerning your economic need.
Each application must be accompanied by an electronic transcript and letter of recommendation submitted via email. The letter of recommendation should be from someone at an organization for which you volunteer.
Application Deadline: April 19,2019
Applications must be submitted via this form. Application components may be emailed separately to email@example.com, however we request applicants make every effort to submit completed applications via the below form. Please send application components as email attachments, i.e. not google docs. Applications are not accepted by mail.
Guidelines for Selecting Award Recipients
Applications will be evaluated based on overall quality and whether the applicant has met all eligibility requirements. The scholarship shall be awarded based on both the applicant’s past activity and also her commitment to continue in volunteer activities in the community. Economic need will also be taken into consideration. No Junior League of Albany member or relative thereof will be eligible for the scholarship. An award winner may only receive a scholarship award once. An unsuccessful applicant may reapply. All award recipients must agree to attend a Junior League of Albany General Membership Meeting in May to accept her award.
For questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org