FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Kathryn Herspiegel, President Elect
The Junior League of Greater Princeton
Tel: (609) 430-0300
October 27, 2015
Applications Now Being Accepted for Community Grants & Scholarships Programs By the Junior League of Greater Princeton
The Junior League of Greater Princeton (JLGP) is now accepting applications for its 2016 Community Grants & Scholarships Programs on its website at www.jlgp.org. Organizations seeking grants and students seeking scholarships must be located or reside (respectively) in the Junior League’s service area of Bucks County, PA, and Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset counties in New Jersey.
Since its inception, the JLGP Community Grants Program has awarded approximately $150,000 to more than 100 organizations. All grants help support non-profit organizations that have a one-time need of goods or services for a specific program or purpose related to the League’s focus areas of empowering women and child health and wellness. Grant applications must be received by January 15, 2016.
Also, each year, the JLGP awards scholarships to female high school seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service and voluntarism. The two scholarships for which applicants may apply include a $1,000 award for excellence and leadership in ongoing volunteer activities, and a $1,000 award for demonstrated leadership in a single community service volunteer project. Scholarships applications must be received by January 30, 2016.
The Junior League of Greater Princeton is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of Greater Princeton focuses its efforts on the needs of women and children in Mercer and Bucks counties as well as the surrounding areas. Women over the age of 21, committed to voluntarism, regardless of race, religion or national origin are welcome as members. The Junior League of Greater Princeton is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, which includes 293 Junior Leagues in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Great Britain. For more information please visit www.jlgp.org.