WISE Women presents spring scholarships

Courtesy photo Shown are (from left): WISE Board President Sheila Clowes, scholarship recipient Makala Doyle and WISE Women Scholarship Committee Chair Lisa Merschiltz. Missing from the photo are scholarship recipients MaRinda Smith and Vanessa Ponder.

WISE Women of Blair County congratulated the fall 2019 winners to receive scholarships for the spring semester.

The scholarships are available to female residents of Blair County ages 21 and older who have overcome adversity in their lives and are pursuing post-secondary education.

A total of $10,000 was awarded to the following three women:

n Makala Doyle, a student in the bachelor’s degree program for business administration/marketing management at Penn State Altoona.

n Vanessa Ponder, a student in the bachelor’s degree program for education at Juniata College, Huntingdon.

n MaRinda Smith, a student in the bachelor’s degree program for elementary education at California University of Pennsylvania.

To obtain an application packet, visit www.wisewomenof


For further information, email info@wisewomenofblair



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