(during the first week of June 2021)
Note: This event is tentative given the constraints of the pandemic. Check back for updates.
The Franklin Woman's club sponsors high school junior girls (who live in Franklin Township, Somerset County) to attend Girls’ Career Institute, a program offered by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs. This program allows them to learn about potential careers while getting a taste of college life at Rutgers/Douglass. In this opportunity. Students must be able to stay overnight in dormitories. Eligible applicants must attend Franklin High School, Central Jersey College Prep Charter School and Thomas Edison Energy Smart Charter School.
Submission Deadline: (to be determined)
The Franklin Woman's Club must receive completed application materials by (to be determined) if you are submitting it by email. If you are submitting your application by mail, it must be postmarked by (to be determined) .
To submit by email: Completed applications may be sent to: [email protected] Please indicate GCI in the subject line.
To submit via regular mail, send to: Franklin Woman's Club, P O Box 5793, Somerset, NJ 08875.
Links to Application Materials:
Application Materials - coming soon!
Media Release Form - required
The Franklin Woman's Club is proud to have awarded approximately $60,000 in college scholarships over the years to help graduating female high school students with college expenses.
2021 College Scholarship Application Criteria:
To be considered for the 2021 Franklin Woman's Club scholarship, the young woman MUST:
(1) Reside in Franklin Township (Somerset County)
(2) Graduate high school Spring 2021
(3) Be accepted to a 2 or 4-year college
Scholarship applications and the corresponding application deadline will be posted on our club’s website around January 4, 2021
Submission Process Options and Deadline:
You may submit your completed application to the Guidance Counselor at your school by Monday, March 1, 2021
You may submit your completed application by Regular Mail: Franklin Woman's Club, P O Box 5793, Somerset, NJ 08875 - postmarked by Monday, March 1, 2021
Note: The scholarship check will be made out to the recipient's school of choice.
CONGRATULATIONS to Our 2020 Scholarship Award Winners
(Left to Right): Nia Abdullah, Kayla Arrington, Nadia Asmah, Jada Bethea, Anamaria Buchhan, Nisha Makwana, Monet Murray, Madison Rowe and Kaitlyn Timari.
Two Generations of Scholarship Winners!
Pernethia Arrington (right) (nee, Penny Peoples), is pictured with her daughter and 2019 Scholarship Winner, Kayla Arrington. Pernethia won the Franklin Woman's Club Scholarship in 1990!!
Josephine Reina (on right) stopped by the Franklin Woman's Club booth at Franklin Day on September 22, 2018, to thank
club members for supporting her education with a 2006 Scholarship Award. Ms. Reina graduated from Franklin High
School in 2006 and from Towson University (Summa Cum Laude) in 2010. In 2013, she
graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law (Magna Cum Laude). Ms. Reina currently works as an attorney at Malaby & Bradley LLC, in New
York, NY. She is shown here with Joanne Murset, Chair of the club's Tricky Tray Committee. The Franklin Woman's Club annual Tricky Tray
raises funds for scholarship awards and other community giving, and will be
held next on March 22, 2019.
Congratulations, Ms. Reina and may you have continued success in your career!
The Franklin Woman’s Club (FWC) is pleased to announce this year’s scholarship winners: Gabriella Consiglio, Anjana Nair, Karinna Rao, Sierra Schiff, Maitri Shah, Summer Thompson and Madison Whiting. This year, the club dedicated their scholarship awards to the memory of Kim Thorne, who served as the FWC Co-President for the 2017-2018 club year. Sadly, her service was cut short due to her unexpected death in October after a very brief illness. Prior to that, she served in several other club leadership positions, including the founding of its book club. The FWC is proud that the scholarship award recipients share Kim’s values for education and volunteerism.
2018 Scholarship Winners with
Franklin Woman's Club Selection Committee
(Left to Right - Back Row) Selection Committee Members: Phyllis Beals, Joanne Murset, Sherice McQueen, Sheila Snell, Nancy Gale and Sharon Coney
(Front Row) Scholarship Winners: Anjana Nair, Maitri Shah, Madison Whiting, Sierra Schiff, Summer Thompson, Gabriella Consiglio and
2017 Scholarship Award Winners
Left to Right:
Jodi Viaud (Franklin Woman’s Club Education Chair)
Left to Right:
2015 Scholarship Award Winners
Left to Right:
and Alayna Fuller (not in photo)
2014 Scholarship Award Winners
Left to Right:
Alexandra Schmidt Cristina Canestri
Keana Mirmajlesi and Mackenzie Pitts (name order does not coincide with the photo).