Republic Business & Community Women disbands with grants, scholarships

The Republic Business and Community Women organization has promoted the personal and professional development of women and surrounding communities through education, service projects and leadership for more than 20 years. This spring the organization voted to fold, and to disburse their funds through grants and scholarships.
At the Republic Community Foundation banquet in April, $1,000 monetary endowments were given from the RBCW to People Helping People, Republic Pregnancy Resource Center, and PharmHelp. Awards of $500 were given to the Republic Library, Republic Community Kitchen, and the Republic Historical Society. More than $400 remaining was gifted to the CommunityFoundation.
Three scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors. The two
$1,000 RBCW Tri-Community Scholarships, based on academic achievement, financial need, character, and community service, were given to Clever stu- dent Colton Wenger, and Republic student Rachel Hill. The $500 Billy Ray Halfacre Memorial Scholarship (sponsored by his daughter) is given to a student matriculating to College of the Ozarks. This year’s recipient was Dakota Ann Dotson, from Republic.
To foster the education of non-traditional students, two $1,000 awards were granted to area women starting school or returning to school after being in the workforce or rearing children. Recipient Leah Crouse is furthering her education at Cox College in the MS/Nurse Practitioner program. Kilina Goldenberg is seeking her undergraduate de- gree through Western Governors University


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