The Gallatin Canyon Women's Club Scholarship Fund was established in 1977 to commemorate the Club's fiftieth anniversary. Money for the fund comes from member donations. The scholarship is intended to be merit-based. Financial need is not a consideration; however, preference may be given to, but not restricted by, financial need. There are no constraints on race, ethnicity, birth, country, religion, gender or disabilities.
GCWC is pleased to now offer our annual Scholarship through the Friends of Big Sky Education (FOBSE), a 501(c)(3) organization. This change was approved at our 2015 Annual Meeting. Members have three ways to donate (all amounts contributed directly to FOBSE are tax-deductible) - 1. Online at FOBSEdonate.org - Click on "2. Contribute to a scholarship already established" and then select the GCWC Scholarship from the drop down box titled "Select a Scholarship". 2. Send a check directly to FOBSE at PO Box 160633, Big Sky, MT 59716 (please indicate GCWC on the memo line). 3. Include a second check payable to FOBSE with your registration form.
Congratulations to Solae Swenson - our 2019 FOBSE recipient
This student arrived in Big Sky, along with her family, when she was in primary grades. She stood out even then as a unique student. Ten years later, Solae Swenson presents herself as a creative leader who is adept at working with children. Solae produced top-notch work, whether in the arts or science fields, in all of her courses, including those at the IB level. Her teachers say she brings a spark to the classrooms, sets high standards for herself and others, and is driven to measure up to those standards. A participant in four sports, Academic All State in all four of them and captain of two of them, Solae tells us that learning how to work as an integral part of a team moved her to lead teams. Solae found time to volunteer with young children in many venues, leading to her intended field of Pediatric Occupational Therapy.
Solae was awarded the following scholarships: GCWC, The Lone Peak Physical Therapy and Performance, and the Simkins/Town Center. She also is the recipient of a Yellowstone Club Community Foundation scholarship.
Sharon Bowers - FOBSE liason, Solae Swenson - 2019 GCWC scholarship recipient, Linda Meade- GCWC President
The Gallatin Canyon Women's Club is very proud of our history of supporting worthy organizations in the Big Sky/Gallatin Canyon/Bozeman area. Members donate to the GCWC Philanthropy Fund and each fall the money collected is distributed to area organizations. The GCWC 2019 Philanthropy Fund totaled $8950. Thank you members!