Scholarship Information

The Joliet Junior Woman’s Club Alisha and Ava Bromfield Memorial Community Scholarship honors a young woman who exemplifies volunteerism, strong character, and scholarship within her community.

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Candidates must:

  • Demonstrate strong academic success with a minimum GPA equivalent of B or higher;
  • Demonstrate significant volunteer contributions to her community;
  • Demonstrate strong character;
  • Be able to easily express her personal philosophy or purpose as to why it is important to volunteer;
  • Be well-rounded;
  • Be in the process of applying to or already accepted at an accredited two or four year college or university; and,
  • Submit a brief essay and other materials as outlined below.
  • Must attend one of the following high schools
    • Joliet West or Central High School
    • Joliet Catholic Academy
    • Minooka High School
    • Providence Catholic High School
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  • Applications and all materials must be postmarked no later than April 1st, 2023.
  • Applicants may be required to participate in an interview process.
  • Selection process will be completed and the recipient notified 1st week of May.
  • Our recipient(s) will be formally invited to attend our JJWC Reciprocity Dinner May 25th, 2023

Materials to be provided to Scholarship Committee*

  • letter of nomination/recommendation from teacher or guidance counselor
  • one additional letter of recommendation from a teacher
  • a personal letter from the applicant stating her future educational plans
  • an official high school transcript including ACT or SAT scores
  • an optional character reference letter
  • a personal essay

Questions may be directed to Becky Swarthout, Scholarship Committee Chairwoman, or Bre McNally, Committee Co-Chairwoman via e-mail at  Becky Swarthout can be reached at 414.534.5749 as well.

All applications and required materials must be postmarked no later than April 1st, 2023.

* All details can be found on the scholarship application. For more information on our organization or to download the 2023 Scholarship Application, please visit our website at

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