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Local club’s WC scholarship giving reaches $80,000

 

The Parker County Women’s and Newcomers Club has continued its generous support of education with another $10,000 gift to the Weatherford College Foundation. The gift will enhance the club’s scholarship fund.

Since 2000, the club has given more than $80,000 to support scholarships at the college.

“Many of our club members have given a helping hand for the scholarship program, and it’s great to pass that tradition on,” said Beth Batista, the club’s Scholarship Committee chair. “Our mission is to help women, and we have really enjoyed giving this scholarship to these very deserving Weatherford College students.”

The Parker County Women’s and Newcomers Club Scholarship is earmarked for female students of non-traditional age from WC’s five-county service area (Parker, Hood, Jack, Palo Pinto and Wise counties).

“I’ve always been so impressed with what this organization does for our students,” said Brent Baker, WC Foundation Executive Director. “Not only have they been very generous, but they spend time with their recipients, send them care packages during finals week and invite them to their club meetings. They have done a phenomenal job, and this latest gift underscores their commitment to helping students.”

Overall, the WC Foundation has awarded more than $238,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year so far. The Foundation was established in 1978 with the sole mission of supporting the college and its students.

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Photo: Bobbi Westendorf, Beth Batista and Donna Caudle present a $10,000 gift to WC Foundation Executive Director Brent Baker for the Parker County Women’s and Newcomers Club Scholarship.