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SLOVENIAN WOMEN’S UNION SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

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MISSION: To financially assist students with
hope that they will preserve and promote their Slovenian culture.

HISTORY
The Slovenian Women’s Union Scholarship Foundation began awarding scholarships to Slovenian college students in 1949. It has been able to financially assist students annually since that early time, due to the generosity of members of the Slovenian Women’s Union, renamed Slovenian Union of America in 2013. Over $350,000 has been dispersed in the past.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE for 2017-2018
SWU Scholarships of $1,000 and $2,000 for high school students entering college, or already in college. Also offered is a $500.00 Continuing Education Award for persons updating or entering an alternate career.

DIRECTIVE to SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS
SWU Scholarships are awarded each spring for the upcoming academic year. Deadline for applications is March 1 each year.  Applicant must be of some Slovenian ancestry. The SWU Scholarship Committee evaluates applications using a point system, based on the following categories: financial need, scholastic achievement, community and church activities, and participation in Slovenian activities. All completed application forms are to be sent by US Postal Mail to Mary Turvey, SWU Scholarship Foundation, 4 Lawrence Drive, Marquette, MI 49855-9475
Application forms are available on this web site.

CONTRIBUTIONS-DONORS
Contributions of any amount, $1.00 to $1,000 are all gratefully received. Every penny received is carefully disbursed to the young students for financial assistance. Those who would like to name a scholarship in honor or memory of a loved one in amounts of $500, $1,000 or $2,000 are most welcome to do so. Each year awards are given out in this way. Slovenian Women’s Union Scholarship Foundation became a tax deductible organization in 1998. All donations are tax deductible.

PAST SWU SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
SWU Scholarship winners! Our investors would like to hear from you. Your testimony of achievements helps immensely to promote the SWU Scholarship Foundation. Send most welcomed e-mail updates of your educational pursuits and results to e-mail mturvey@aol.com.

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