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Geneva Women's Club Awards 2019 Scholarships

Jun 18, 2019 09:35PM ● By Anita Malik

The Geneva Women’s Club (GWC) recently awarded $12,000 in scholarships to assist Geneva High School graduating seniors to further their education and women returning to the workforce in 2019.

GHS students who received awards include Lauren Gansen (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Joel McEvoy (Taylor University), Madison Moravick (Illinois State University), Claire Nowak (University of Maine), Emily Wolf (University of Iowa) and Eliza Peters (University of Mississippi).

GHS senior Hannah Herzhoff was awarded a Vocational Scholarship to study nursing at Waubonsee Community College.

Three Fox Valley area mothers of children under the age of 18 received Allison Thompson Scholarships to help them to further their education. The scholarship program is named for Allison Thompson, a single mother and longtime GWC member who returned to college to study for a degree in education while balancing 3 jobs and 3 children.

Local mothers, Valerie Mittman (Aurora University), Maria Garcia Ojeda (St. Augustine College) and Sherrie Klint (Concordia University) all received scholarships.

The Geneva Women’s Club is a service and social organization that raises funds for scholarships and to support local charities including CASA, Fox Valley Hands of Hope, Living Well Cancer Resource Center, Mutual Ground, TriCities Family Services, TriCity Health Partnership, Lazarus House, and the needs of students in Geneva District 304 schools.

Founded in 1940, the organization raises funds each year from a Holiday Arts and Crafts Show at Geneva High School in November and a Bunco event in April.  Additional information on the Geneva Women’s Club is available at and social media.