Applicants must be a female high school student residing in the 08055 zip code
Applicants must be pursuing a higher degree of learning (college/trade school).
Applicants must have at least a 2.8 grade point average.
An unofficial copy of transcript must be included.
Application must be completely filled out and emailed with the essay.
Applicant’s name must NOT appear on the essay.
AWARD: $1000 Scholarship
Deadline for the 2023 will be announced Spring 2023.
We are pleased to announce the 2022 recipient of The Woman's Club of Medford Alice Mietz Scholarship ~ Riley Pipps. Riley intends to study Kinesiology and plans to become a High School Physical Education and Health Teacher/Coach. Congratulations Riley!
Please explain how your experience volunteering and participating in community service has shaped your perspective on humanity:
Participating in community service and volunteering has
shaped my perspective on humanity in that I have been able to
see the positive effects of my service on others. Growing up, I
was fortunate enough to attend Saint Mary of the Lakes School.
There, the importance of community service was instilled in me.
Through the years, I have learned that the needs of others may
be vastly different from my own, and that when I am able to help
others, I should do so in any way that I can. By serving people
who are experiencing both the lowest of lows and the highest of
highs, I have gained a deeper understanding of the meaning of
community service overall. Witnessing the impact that I have
made has molded me into a more understanding, compassionate, and
empathetic young adult whose perspective has shifted to one that
focuses on the fact that you can never truly know what someone
else is going through. I have been blessed to live in a community
that puts so much emphasis on giving back, and it is
because of this that I have been able to give back to so many
members of my town. As a result of volunteering, I have formed
so many connections throughout my community, and I have been
able to broaden my perspective even further through the diverse
groups of people I serve and serve with. Additionally, seeing
diverse groups of people with sincere intentions come together
for a greater purpose has allowed me to see that there are good
people in this world and that anyone can make a difference,
whether it be locally or globally. Having the opportunity to
volunteer with and serve so many different people has given me
an understanding of how people from all walks of life can come
together to achieve a common goal. It has been an eye-opening
experience to witness the impact that my service has created on
people throughout my life, and I have learned so many valuable
lessons from that. One of them being that no matter who you are
or where you come from, you can always make a positive
difference in the world, and that even a seemingly small gesture
can have an enormous impact. Positive change is always needed,
and volunteering has made me understand that.
Mackenzie Kelleher ~ University of Notre Dame
Alayna Burns ~ Duke University
Sydney Wheeler ~ University of South Carolina & Caroline O'Rorke ~ Penn State
Teressa J. Fircak ~ Rowan University