With their most recent donation, contributions from the Parker County Women's and Newcomers' Club to the Weatherford College Foundation have crossed the $115,000 mark. Established in 1975, PCWNC began its WC scholarship program in 1998. The scholarship is earmarked for female students of non-traditional age from Parker, Palo Pinto, Jack, Hook or Wise counties.
The club funds its scholarship primarily through membership dues, donations and fundraisers.
"Not only does the club provide scholarships, they also serve as mentors to their students," said Brent Baker, WC vice president of institutional advancement. "They invite the students to their monthly meetings and send them care packages during finals week and other times during the year. It's a very special relationship."
I want to convey my heartfelt thanks for helping me. The Club Members have made going back to school a reality for me. I am a nontraditional student, a 39-year-old female seeking to work in the medical field. Over the summer, I successfully completed a microbiology class as well as a medical terminology course. This was only made possible because of the scholarship that was awarded to me. The scholarship went towards paying college tuition for these classes and allowing me to devote more time to my studies. Thank you once again for your kindness and generosity. I am working diligently to give back to others in the future. Thank you for all you do.
I am 39 years old and have called Weatherford home for the last ten years. I will graduate from the nursing program in May of 2023. I hope to have my bachelor's in Nursing by May 2024. I am married to my wonderful husband, the proud aunt of several nieces and nephews, and most importantly, a follower of Jesus. I have always been passionate about horses, agriculture, and the outdoors, but I have been drawn to nursing for several years. I hope to be part of a rural healthcare team someday. I started a nursing student position this spring at JPS in Fort Worth. It has been an eye-opening experience and has made me realize I am on the right path. Nursing is a second career for me, and I am so grateful to the generous donors who have helped make my dream easier to achieve.
Brandy is studying to be Physical Therapy Assistant and will complete this program in the spring of 2023. She is a graduate of Stephen F Austin. Her goal and joy is helping patients feel their best by being mobile and healthy. She is a mother of two and is active in her church. She is a vocalist and guitarist and is also a trainer and spin class instructor.
I am truly appreciative to have received a scholarship from Parker County Women's and Newcomers Club!! This gift has provided a means for me to cut back on work hours and in return have more time to study and spend time with family. I feel like they have sacrificed more than I have in this past year. My youngest often says "you're studying again?"
At 50 it was scary to go back to school for my RN, but wanted to show my 3 children Dakota, 26, Kenzie, 24, and Kinley, 13 you NEVER give up on your dream!
I accomplished my LVN in 2008 and always had the goal of going back for my RN but life happens, and I am finally here and graduate in December 2022 from Weatherford College.
The areas of nursing that I have a passion for is Hospice and NICU. I pray I will be able to provide amazing care for wherever I am led to be. I plan on starting classes for BSN in Fall 2023.
I thank God every day for being by my side throughout this hard yet amazing journey and providing comfort in the most stressful of times.. and there is a lot in nursing school!!
Thank you so much with all my heart!!
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.
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