Guidelines for GFWC-MFWC Sarah Peugh
"Butterfly" Scholarship

The GFWC-Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs Sarah Peugh Butterfly Scholarship will be awarded each spring to a GFWC-Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs Juniorette club member who will be graduating from high school in the same year. Applications for this scholarship are to be made by letter to the GFWC-Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs State President before March 1 of each year. Please note:  if the postmark deadline falls on a Sunday, the Scrapbook/Yearbook MUST be postmarked by the prior Saturday.

The GFWC-Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs Sarah Peugh Scholarship recipient will be selected by a panel to include GFWC-Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs President and two representatives of the Education Department.  The recipient will be notified at least one week prior to the State Convention.

The scholarship recipient will inform GFWC-Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs Treasurer of the college or university she will attend in the same year as her high school graduation. The GFWC-Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs Treasurer will forward a check not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) to the educational institution to be credited to the scholarship recipient’s account. The scholarship recipient will receive a framed certificate. 

The scholarship recipient will receive a specially designed butterfly trophy, appropriately engraved, if furnished by Sarah Peugh or other individuals interested in continuing this scholarship. Public announcement of the scholarship recipient will be made at the GFWC-Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs Convention if the recipient is able to attend, with presentation of the framed certificate to be made at a time and location convenient to the recipient and the GFWC-MFWC President.

This scholarship shall remain available as long as funding is provided by interested individuals and clubs. The amount of the scholarship will increase in multiples of fifty dollars ($50.00) if interested individuals or clubs wish to donate funds.

Applications must include the following information:

    1. Name, address, age and photograph of applicant
    2. Name and address of applicant’s parents
    3. Name of GFWC-Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs Juniorette club applicant holds membership in and number of year’s applicant has been an active member
    4. Name of high school from which applicant is graduating and grade average
    5. List of ACT Assessment scores
    6. Leadership activities:  appropriate high school/community and Juniorette club activities, including all awards and positions of leadership
    7. A letter of recommendation from the GFWC-Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs sponsoring club advisor to the Juniorette Club in which the applicant holds membership.
    8. A letter of recommendation from the GFWC-Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs sponsoring club president

To Apply:
Applications for this scholarship are to be made by letter to the GFWC-Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, Inc. State President. 

Application:
Application
 

Postmark Deadline:
Application must be postmarked by March 1of each calendar year.  Please note:  if the postmark deadline for an application/form falls on a Sunday, the application/form MUST be postmarked by the prior Saturday.

Mail To:
Mail completed application and supporting materials to Penny Barr, GFWC-MFWC Sara Peugh Butterfly Scholarship Chairman.