Parker Country Women’s and Newcomers' Club was founded in 1975 to welcome newcomers to Weatherford and to promote social and service projects for all Parker County women.
In 1998 the Club discussed what service project they could support with their minor means of a few hundred dollars. One member suggested a scholarship fund. This small suggestion sparked a dream that involved helping nontraditional students such as mothers or women returning to school.
That vision is now the reality of our Weatherford College Scholarship program and our vision continues to expand. Applicants must apply through WC.
In 1999 we awarded our first $1,000 scholarship. Our scholarships can cover tuition, books, fees, and supplies to women who could otherwise only dream of expanding their education.
Our scholarship program is supported totally through a variety of activities. Some of those activities are our Club Shop, annual Silent Auction, and Scholarship luncheon. Our members help us continue to provide dreams for our future scholarship recipients.
Holley Barash is one of our Weatherford College scholarship recipients She is the first in her family to go to college and is the mother of three girls, all while working three jobs. She is pursuing her degree in Sonography and wants to eventually work in a children’s hospital. She is pictured here with a textbook she was able to purchase with some of her scholarship award.
Thank you members for your continued support of scholarship program. Each one of you is making a difference in the future of these women.
Sandra Rivera is our newest scholarship student and is enrolled in the LVN program at Weatherford College. She has two more semesters to complete the program. Sandra is the single mother of an 11-year-old. After attending school full time during the week, she works double shifts at a nursing home in Mineral Wells on the weekends. Her passion is working with older adults and doing special things with them. Her goal is to become a RN and work at Cooks Hospital. She is a very positive and energetic person. Sandra was elated to be selected for this funding after having to take out student loans for her first semester.