Women's Business Council is committed to supporting the growth and development of our members and young women in our community. In support of this commitment, WBC offers two scholarships:
The Women’s Business Council (WBC) Scholarship Fund was established in 1985. It was named the Ruth B. Jones Scholarship Fund in 1987 in recognition of Mrs. Ruth B. Jones, an outstanding member of the local business community.
The Ruth B. Jones Scholarship Fund is available to assist WBC members in continuing their education to either build upon their skills for a present career or to pursue a new career. WBC members may also apply for a scholarship to attend career-related conferences, seminars and workshops.
The WBC Jump Start Scholarship is an annual merit-based award open to 12th grade female students in Champaign County to pursue higher education at an accredited post-secondary education institution.
Each year, WBC awards $500 to two goal-oriented, service-minded young women continuing their education.
The Jump Start application period runs from mid-February to mid-March each year.
Congratulations to our 2019 Jump Start Scholarship recipients Maclayne Taylor, St. Joseph and Elizabeth Schuluter, St. Joseph. Each of these young ladies received a $500 scholarship to pursue their education.