Grants and Scholarships

Done in a Day Volunteer Requests

This form may be used by your organization to apply for a volunteer request (with no financial assistance) from the Junior League of Evansville. Please submit this application at least 30 days in advance of the volunteer shifts needed.  This will assist our members in effectively managing their time and completing volunteer hours. This will also assist your organization with planning your projects and ensuring volunteers are notified of your event in a timely manner thereby increasing the number of possible volunteers. We do not promise volunteers even if this request is approved.  The membership will be notified of the opportunity and can volunteer if they would like.  Please submit the Done in a Day Request for Volunteers application directly to office@juniorleagueofevansville.org 30 days prior to your volunteer shifts.

Grants

The Junior League of Evansville is currently in the process of fulfilling a 3 year strategic plan that involves systematic changes so we can better serve our community and members. We are currently working on a different systems approach for community impact and grants that will better serve our community partners. During this change process we will not be offering grants until we complete and finalize those processes.

Meg Dettwiler Scholarships

The Junior League of Evansville is pleased to announce the annual Meg Dettwiler Scholarship application process is now open.

  • Who – Any woman who is a sophomore or above standing with a declared major that will directly impact and improve the lives of women and children.  Applicants should be from Posey, Gibson, Dubois, Vanderburgh or Warrick counties in Indiana or Henderson County in Kentucky.
  • What – Two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.
  • When – Applications are due March 1, 2019.
  • Why – We are looking to reward deserving women in the Tri-State area who have contributed to their community and who have a desire to obtain a degree.
  • How – A selection committee of Junior League members will conduct interviews with the finalists on April 4, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and April 6, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  The scholarship winners will be notified by April 26, 2019.

If you have questions regarding the Meg Dettwiler Memorial Scholarship, please call the Junior League of Evansville office at 812-423-9127.

Please download and complete this applications:  JLE Scholarship Application

Meg Dettwiler: Her Legacy Lives On

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Meg Dettwiler, a leading League leader in the Junior League of Evansville and one of the YWCA’s 100 Women of Evansville. Photo credit: Evansville Courier & Press.

In August of 1999, the Junior League of Evansville lost one of its most devoted sustainers after a two-year battle with cancer. Meg Dettwiler joined the JLE in 1979. Though she had a demanding career in marketing, she was a dedicated JLE member, serving our League’s Board and Executive Committee during seven of her nine active years.

As a sustainer, she continued to support the League by cheerfully contributing to our fundraisers and by serving as a patient and enthusiastic advisor to many active members. Everyone appreciated her inspiration and encouragement.

Meg’s participation in the Junior League was just the beginning of a rich history of voluntarism in our area. She was best known for being a strong supporter of University of Evansville athletics. She also supported and served on the boards of many not-for-profit organizations, including Easter Seals, Evansville ARC, the Boys and Girls Club, Mesker Park Zoo, the Rotary Club, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, and the YWCA. She continued volunteering through her illness.

Meg received the City of Evansville’s Athena Award in 1996 and our League’s Helen Klamer Philp Award in 1998 for her tremendous community involvement.

Following Meg’s death, JLE was informed that Meg had remembered the League in her last will and testament, and had bequeathed a donation to be used at our discretion. After careful consideration, a decision was made to establish an annual scholarship program in her name. It is our desire to keep alive the spirit of giving that was a central focus of Meg and her life by rewarding individuals with a similar focus. Overwhelming financial support from Meg’s family and her JLE friends grew the scholarship fund, and the first set of award winners was announced in the spring of 2003. It is our hope that the legacy of this tireless volunteer will live on through this memorial program that will forever bear her name.