Applications for the 2017-2018 Gayle Kennedy Memorial Scholarship will open this November. Offered by the Poway Chapter of the National Charity League Inc., the scholarship is open to high school senior girls with a desire to pursue a career in education, demonstrated financial need, and a proven track record of volunteering in the community. The award is named for Gayle Kennedy, a founding member of the Poway Chapter who was known for her commitment to education and community service.

The 2016-2017 scholarship was awarded to Mt. Carmel graduate Hadley Cearly, who began this fall at the University of Montana. Hadley plans to major in education and obtain her special needs certification.

Interested applicants for this year’s scholarship should visit their local high school counseling office or find more information at