The JWC Endowment fund was established in 1983 by Marilyn Gardner in honor of outgoing president, Martha L. Dobbins, with the intention of one day funding a scholarship to be awarded to an adult student returning to school to further their education. Fundraisers or campaigns done for this fund go directly to the principal in order to increase the interest driven from the fund. Each year, the interest generated from the fund is reviewed and the scholarship amount determined. Applications are sent to various agencies, but applications are open to any adult student residing in Wake County. Candidates apply, interview and a recipient is selected. Scholarship monies are paid directly to the Financial Aid office of the school the recipient is attending.
The Lynne Bedini-Lewis Endowed scholarship, was established in 2004 by Ben and Peg Bedini in honor of their daughter and outgoing president, Lynne Bedini Lewis. In 2012 this scholarship was merged into the JWC Endowment fund and the JWC Dobbins/Bedini Lewis Endowed Scholarship was formed. The combining of funds was done in hopes of being able to award a larger scholarship in the future. The scholarship amount has been $2,500 for the past several years.
For the 2016 – 2017 Club Year, the scholarship amount is $2,500 and will be awarded in May 2017.
The 2017 Endowment Packet is now available for the annual JWC Dobbins/Bedini Lewis Endowed Scholarship and candidates will be contacted for an interview in the Spring. Please email the Endowment Committee Chair should you have any questions regarding the application process.
End of the year donations are accepted until April 1, 2017. Contact the Endowment Committee Chair to make donations.