Meredith Altrusa Club offers scholarships

MEREDITH — The Meredith Altrusa Club will be awarding scholarship money geared to the "non-traditional" student 23 years of age and older continuing their education. Scholarships are intended for any of the following:

· Individuals upgrading their job skills or acquiring skills for job entry. (For example, but not limited to - LNA programs, re-certification programs, cosmetology programs.)

· Candidates enrolled for a minimum of three college credits at an accredited facility.

· Graduate students.

· Applicants living or working in one of the following towns: Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, New Hampton or Sandwich.

One of the scholarships given will be in memory of Professor Jeanette Ritzenthaler, Ed.D, founder of the Meredith Altrusa Club. Another scholarship will be given in memory of Mrs. Marion Touhey, a longtime member, past Treasurer and co-chair of the Scholarship Committee. These scholarships are called, "The Jeanette Ritzenthaler Scholarship" and "The Marion Touhey Scholarship."

The Altrusa Scholarship Committee will select candidates to interview. Applications may be picked-up at the following Public Libraries: Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, New Hampton and Sandwich. Applications are also available at Plymouth State University and Lakes Region Community College. Applications may also be obtained electronically; e-mail your request to jwilson@metrocast.net.

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 25. For further information contact chairperson, Phyllis Hamblet at 279-6794 or co-chairperson Jodi Wilson at 556-7743.

The Meredith Altrusa Club is part of an international service organization that returns all proceeds of their fundraising efforts to the local community. The club has been awarding scholarships since 1981.