The Wilson County Democratic Women recently announced they are accepting applicants for a $500 scholarship open to graduating seniors in Wilson County.
The Dorothy McAdoo Memorial Scholarship is awarded based upon the evaluation of an essay on the topic, "The Importance of Women in the Political Process." The essays should be between 400 and 500 words, typed and double-spaced. A cover page must include the student's name, address, telephone number and the school attending. The pages of the essay should not include the entrant's name.
The essays will be evaluated by a scholarship committee of the Wilson County Democratic Women based on content, form and clarity. The entries must be postmarked by April 17 and mailed to Mary Patterson, 142 Dahlgren Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. The winner's scholarship money will be sent directly to the university, community college or technical school where the winner has been accepted.
This marks the 15th year the Wilson County Democratic Women have awarded the Dorothy McAdoo Memorial Scholarship, totaling more than $7,500. McAdoo was a long-time member of the Wilson County Democratic Women and served as treasurer for many years. She also served on the executive committee of the Wilson County Democratic Party. The Wilson County Democratic Women chose to honor her memory with this scholarship.
The Wilson County Democratic Women meet monthly on the second Tuesday of the month, and everyone is invited to attend. The meetings are held at Five Oaks Golf & Country Club in Lebanon at 6:30 p.m. Contact Kitty Woodson at (615) 957-3587 for more information.