Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Posted by Jennifer Saylor at 11:40 AM
A new Arden-based charity, the Candy Maier Scholarship Fund for Women, provides writing scholarship assistance to WNC women. It's raised $11,000 so far, even before achieving 501c status last month, and given out 50 scholarships totaling $8000.
It is the only area fund that provides area women with funds to attend non-accredited writing programs as well as university courses.
The group wants to fill volunteer positions on the Board of Directors and as a regional coordinator sharing info about the Fund to WNC areas outside of Asheville
The Fund's organizers also want to develop a website, a newsletter and a series of fundraisers. If you can help, email email@example.com.
There's no group website yet to link to, but there's info about the fund here and a PDF scholarship application form here.
Candy Maier (1950-2005) was a local writer and contributor to Western North Carolina Woman magazine.