Awards, Contests, and Grants
GFWC clubs and members are eligible to compete for awards, participate in contests, and apply for grants that GFWC offers exclusively for its State Federations, clubs, Regions, districts, and individual members. Complete details regarding all of GFWC awards and contests are in the GFWC Club Manual in the Awards, Contest, and Grants sections, where you can find contest rules, tips for winning entries, judging criteria, and a downloadable Creative Arts Waiver Form for use in the GFWC Photography Contests and GFWC Writing Contests.
Mary Ellen Brock
A clubwoman for 40 years, GFWC International President Mary Ellen Brock has served on all positions of the Executive Committee, GFWC New Jersey Legislation/Resolutions Committee member, GFWC New Jersey Past State President’s Club President, and North Jersey Women’s Club Treasurer.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
Junior Woman's Club of State College
When Robbin Zirkle moved back to the area after grad school, she addressed the challenge many people face as adults—making new friends— by joining the Junior Woman’s Club of State College (Pennsylvania). GFWC provided her a place to connect with like-minded women who shared her passion for community service.