ALTON — As students begin to make college and career plans after high school graduation this spring, the YWCA of Alton announced two high school students and two college students will receive the 2016 Josephine Marley Beckwith Future Leader Scholarship.
Since 1991, the YWCA of Alton has awarded postsecondary scholarships to high school senior women students in the YWCA’s service area. Winners are selected based on their commitment to improving their communities and activities that reflect the mission of the YWCA. To find out more about the scholarship, visit www.altonywca.com.
“The insight and dedication to community service demonstrated by these talented young scholars is truly amazing,” said Ellar Duff, facilitator of the scholarship panel.
This year’s scholarship winners are:
- Katelyn Toigo, of Jersey Community High School, plans to major in zoology with a minor in geography and environmental science.
- Bailee Warsing, of Granite City High School, plans to major in biochemistry and biotechnology.
- Mallory Stimac, a 2012 scholarship recipient, will be entering her senior year at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a major in molecular and cellular biology and a minor in chemistry.
- Taylor Tarter, a 2015 scholarship recipient, is completing her first year at Missouri University of Science and Technology in the Engineering Program.
The YWCA of Alton, established in 1918, is part of the largest and oldest women’s organizations in the world. For information, visit the YWCA of Alton at 304 E. Third St., Alton; call (618) 465-7774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.