The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce's Businesswomen’s Committee has established this scholarship to help Cape Ann area women achieve their continuing education and career goals. Carolyn O’Connor was the first chairperson of the Businesswomen’s Committee, a community activist and a previous member of the Gloucester City Council. This scholarship honors her dedication to and involvement with the Businesswomen and the Chamber over the years. Organized in 1986, the Businesswomen’s group is committed to the growth of Cape Ann businesses and the professional development of the Chamber’s women members.
Applications are welcome from women who are returning to the work force after an absence or are considering a career change, or just beginning their journey to education- in an effort to better their life situation: women who, for whatever reason, were not able to complete their education/training.
If you are re-entering the workforce or continuing your education, you are encouraged to apply! 2019 applications are now being accepted, and must be submitted by September 1, 2019.
In 2005 the group established the scholarship fund to give back to the local community. In year's past one $1,250 scholarship was be awarded annually, however in 2019 the Businesswomen’s Committee will award two $1500 scholarships! Applications from women who are returning to the work force after an absence or are considering a career change, and who are seeking education or training to further their careers are welcome to apply:
- Applicants must have graduated from high school or earned a GED.
- Colleges/universities/training programs must be fully accredited.
- Scholarship money will be paid directly to the recipient
- Proof of enrollment must be provided before the scholarship is paid.
- Answering the Application questions throughly will reflect better on you.
- Applications will be kept completely confidential
For more information contact Kerry McKenna via email or call 978.283.1601 x.12