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.
Our most recent Weatherford College scholarship recipient is Holley Barash. 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.
Eleese is from Weatherford and is working to become a Physician’s Assistant. She currently is working two jobs in order to make ends meet, so this scholarship provided to her by PCWNC will allow her to focus more on her studies. She looks forward to one day being able to meet us at one of our meetings.