|ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship Fund|
Applications are now available for the 2018 ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship*.
As we hope you know by now, it was in the spring of 2015 that we were beyond pleased to award our first scholarship – and the program has grown ever since.
Thanks to your generous support, through donations, raffle tickets and more, we have awarded the scholarship to a young woman for three years running, with our academic year 2017-2018 program now under way.
In brief, the scholarship is designed to recognize Rockland County high school female seniors who have demonstrated a desire to learn and foster principals of civic and community involvement, an awareness of issues of social justice and equality and related interests supporting Fair Trade and eco-friendly principles.
Each scholarship is a $1,000.00 award given to a promising high school senior in need of financial aid, designed to assist with costs in attending a college of her choice.
The program is administered through a partnership with the Rockland Community Foundation – and this year, our program’s fourth, we will be marking its expansion in two important ways:
• Our program is being expanded to encourage both females and those who identify as female to participate; and
• We plan to present two scholarships, one to a graduating senior who resides in Rockland County with a second (and equal) scholarship specifically presented to a Nyack student. This additional award is designed to recognize the community that has embraced Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa since 1987.
Please help us spread the word – share this with your daughters, nieces, sisters, neighbors, students and friends – anyone who might benefit from this program.
To be considered for the ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship applicants must attend a public, private or parochial school within Rockland County. Well-rounded high school seniors who demonstrate a significant commitment to volunteer service in our community are encouraged to apply.
Maria Luisa Whittingham herself benefitted from scholarship funds, monies that helped her continue her studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. It had always been a dream to some day is able to “return the favor.”
Today, Maria stands proud to have this concrete way to continue her longtime efforts to support the next generation of female leaders.
Feel free to contact us should you have any questions.
*Applications can be downloaded at marialuisaboutique.com or rocklandgives.org.
Thanks for helping us spread the word – and we hope you’ll join us this spring when we host our annual scholarship presentation evening. Stay tuned for details.