2019 WLS Scholarship Application

Junior League of Montgomery Women's Leadership Summit

Scholarship Application Guidelines


The Junior League of Montgomery, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


The Inaugural Women's Leadership Summit was a valuable time for women across Montgomery to unite and celebrate International Women's Day and to encourage and enrich one another in their professional and personal lives.  The purpose of this scholarship opportunity is to further help women seek their passion, purpose, and power by investing in a business, organization, professional development, or a measurable personal goal or ambition.


Scholarship Overview

The scholarship request must serve as an enrichment opportunity to enhance, educate, empower, or equip the recipient with continued growth and development in her career, business, or personal brand.  We are committed to this focus by identifying and participating in efforts to promote the full potential of women in their chosen area of expertise and influence.


All scholarship applications must be received by April 9, 2019.


You may be contacted by the Women's Leadership Summit Committee member to discuss your application after the deadline submission date of April 9, 2019.


The Committee members will thoroughly review each submitted application and make a recommendation to the Junior League Board of Directors.


Awards will be announced and presented to the selected applicant(s) at the May 2019 Junior League Membership Meeting.  All applicants not selected for funding will be notified in writing by June 1, 2019.



  • Scholarships may be requested in the amount of $250 and up to $2,500.
  • Requests may be fully or partially funded.
  • Payments will be made directly to the higher education institution or the recipient will be reimbursed with proper documentation.  
  • A follow up report should be submitted to the Junior League of Montgomery by December 1, 2019.
  • This is a one time award and will not be eligible for renewal.

Types of Scholarships:

  • General Operating Support for a business or non-profit organization
  • Seed/Start up Grant for a business or non-profit organization
  • Crisis Grant to cover unexpected expenses hindering the progress of a women's education, business plan, or professional development. 



Please provide an essay explaining why you should be selected for the scholarship. Please email it to womensleadershipsummitmgm@gmail.com

Please include any attachments that may assist us in the selection process.

Such as:

  • Proposal
  • Business Plan
  • Resume
  • News articles or online reviews
  • Quotes on services or equipment
  • Letters of Support (3 maximum)
  • Information on professional development opportunities