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.
The Slovenian Women’s Union Scholarship Foundation began awarding scholarships to Slovene 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. Over $300,000 has been dispersed in the past.
SWU Scholarships of $1,000 and $2,000 will be offered to high school students attending college full time in fall, and to students currently attending college full time. Continuing Education Awards of $500.00 will be offered to adult students attending a college or technical school part time either on campus or online. Applicants must list their Slovenian immigrant’s names, approximate date of entry into the United States and place or residence. Membership in the Slovenian Union is not required. Those students who are members of SUA will automatically receive five points on their evaluation ballots.
SWU Scholarships are awarded each spring for the coming academic year. Deadline for applications is March 1 each year. 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. Send by postal mail all materials requested on the application form and mail to Mary Turvey, SWU Scholarship Foundation 4 Lawrence Drive, Marquette, MI 49855.
Application forms are available on this web site. For further information please contact Mary Turvey, Director, 4 Lawrence Drive, Marquette, Michigan49855
Contributions of any amount, $1.00 to $1,000 are all gratefully received. Every penny received is carefully disbursed to students who meet requirements. Those who would like to name a scholarship in honor or memory of a loved one are most welcome to do so. Each year awards are given out in this way.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.