Altrusa – Leading to a Better Community
Altrusa International of Branch County awards scholarships annually to non-traditional students who are pursuing post-secondary education and are Branch County residents. The scholarship awards are intended to help recipients get a fresh start, make a career change, or advance in their field.
The scholarship program began as a way to recognize high school students for their community service achievements but evolved as the club recognized a need for adults returning to school. While need and career/educational goals play a part in the selection, community service remains an important criteria for the scholarship.
The selected recipient(s) will receive a minimum of a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded at the May program meeting of the club. Funds for the scholarships come from two major club fund raisers, the Altrusa Golf Scramble and Altrusa’s Diamond Raffle, and the Louise Wallace Scholarship Fund within the Branch County Community Foundation established in memory of the late club president.