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."
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.
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.