Barrington Junior Women’s Club awards scholarships each year to Barrington High School students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service and who have made a significant impact to our area through their dedication to local service.
2018 Scholarship recipients:
Reed has given over 500 service hours over 4 years by volunteering in the school district and our community, at his church and the Boy Scouts, where he has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Reed plans on attending Case Western Reserve University.
Lauren had over 340 service hours volunteering through many school clubs and in the community. She has spent many hours as a camp counselor during her summers, assisting children with disabilities. Lauren will be attending Bowdoin College.
Margaret had over 430 hours of community service through a wide range of organizations in our community and at the high school. She has been a leader in the organizations Let It Be Us and Hope’s In, helping to raise much-needed funds. She will be attending the University of Illinois.
Kara has close to 500 service hours in the community. In hopes of bringing awareness to children with illness at Lurie Children’s Hospital, she was a large part in bringing the Dance Marathon to BHS, fundraising for those in need. She will be attending Northwestern University in the fall.
Julia had over 500 hours volunteering with many clubs throughout high school and at Willow Creek, where she has put in many hours working with the Penguin Project. Julia is attending Butler University.
Dua’e had over 300 hours of service, working with NISRA, KEY Club and founded Autism Ambassadors, raising autism awareness through the school and community. She is attending Case Western Reserve University.
BJWC Janice Clarke Presidential Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor Janice Clarke, an outstanding community leader, volunteer and past President of BJWC. It is awarded to one student who demonstrated strong leadership skills, exemplary character and a focus on community service.
This year’s recipient is Gabrielle Eckersall.
Gabrielle had over 850 hours of community service for over 4 years. She founded the Girl Effect, an organization dedicated to empowering and educating girls, women, and children locally and globally, by raising funds and leading girl empowerment camps. She will be attending Texas Christian University.
Barrington Junior Women’s Club (BJWC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization comprised of women from the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Formed over eighty years ago, BJWC’s mission is to focus on philanthropy and community service in the local area.