SOMERSET Co., Md - Somerset County has taken major economic blows, ones that have recently effected education, which is why one local organization wants to fight the statistics and help send more women to college.
Move over guys, the ladies are taking the lead in what used to be "a man's world." More American women are dominating careers that went solely to men. Recent studies show there's more females attending college than males, and one local organization wants to keep those numbers rising.
"The Somerset County Professional women's club is looking for female applicants residing in Somerset county who are either going to a vocational program or academic program," said Jennifer Ranck, the scholarship chair.
They offer at least one $500 scholarship to graduating seniors, and adults looking to return to college. While many women nationwide are pursuing higher education, the numbers in Somerset County are deteriorating.
"The rising costs of school is one thing that is effecting young women to go and maybe not just get started, but to complete the work," said Ranck.
Officials say about 20 percent of the county's population has a college degree; a staggering number that could only improve if students take advantage of opportunities like these. The deadline is April 17th. For more information call DEF at 410-219-3336, or click on the DEF logo on our home page.