A nonprofit group has greatly expanded the number of scholarships it will award this spring to women who don’t meet the typical profile of a college student.
Washington Women in Need is doubling the number of scholarships it offers, from about 44 yearly to 88. It will also offer some women a four-year scholarship, instead of a single grant.
The expansion, which is a pilot for the organization, will help the selected women finish their degrees.
WWIN tends to award scholarships to nontraditional college-goers. “Most of the women we end up serving are mothers, most are single,” said Erika Orsulak, program director for Washington Women in Need. An application for the expanded scholarships, which WWIN calls education grants, will be posted on the organization’s website April 30.
The deadline to complete it is May 30.