Continuing Education Scholarship for Women Turns 40, Seeks Applicants

Jan. 31, 2013 — For 40 years, the Allegheny College Association (ACA) Continuing Education Scholarship for Women has helped local women to fulfill their dreams of returning to the classroom to further their educations.

Nearly 120 women have taken classes at Allegheny College with support from the scholarship since 1973, and the college is currently encouraging applications for the 2013-2014 academic year, which begins in late August. Recipients enjoy all of the privileges and rights of traditional students, including academic advising and access to the library, fitness center, computing services and athletic and cultural events.

Crawford County women aged 25 or older who are interested in continuing their education by taking classes at Allegheny College are encouraged to apply for the ACA Scholarship. It provides tuition for 12 credits – typically three courses – for up to three new women each year. An additional stipend helps them with related expenses.

Women who complete 12 credits through the program may then apply for additional scholarship support to continue their education at Allegheny for a second or third year.

The college will host an informational session on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the East Alcove of Schultz Hall. Participants will have the opportunity to talk with current and former scholars and to ask questions about the program.

Applications for the 2013-2014 year are available online at Applications can also be picked up at the Meadville Public Library, 848 N. Main Street, and the Family Community and Christian Association, 378 Chestnut Street, among other locations.

Applications must be received by March 1, 2013. For more information, visit or call Gilly Ford at 814-332-2155 or Keri Fadden at 814-332-6222.