Scholarship Opportunities 


Adult Woman's Scholarship in Memory of Janet Achille

The Peterborough Woman’s Club of New Hampshire is offering this $1000 scholarship in memory of Janet Achille. Any woman over the age of 21 residing in the ConVal School District who wants to obtain educational credentials or skills so that she may return to work, further her career, or pursue a change in
career may apply. 

You must provide written proof of acceptance by your educational institution. You may mail your completed application to: PWC ACHILLE SCHOLARSHIP, PO BOX 343, PETERBOROUGH, NH 03458, or email your materials to: with “Achille Scholarship” in the subject line.

DEADLINE: JUNE 8, 2022 at 12pm

ConVal School District

Each year, the PWC presents one $1500 college scholarship to a high school senior girl from the ConVal School District, to honor and recognize outstanding service to her school and the greater community. Female ConVal High School seniors can apply with the 2021 ConVal Regional High School Scholarship Application accessed through Naviance. The PWC’s version of that same application (see attachment below) can also be used by ConVal students or by any female high school senior in the district. Either form of the application will be accepted. Applications and all supporting materials must be returned either to the ConVal guidance department by Wed. April 15, 2021 at 3:00pm.

Virginia Peterson Memorial Girl Scout Campership

Established in 2006 by long-time member Virginia Peterson, who was the oldest Girl Scout in the state of New Hampshire upon her death in 2019, the Girl Scout Scholarship is awarded annually to an individual Girl Scout or a Girl Scout Troop in the Contoocook Valley Service Unit. Applicants are evaluated based on their commitment to Girl Scout ideals and their proposal for the intended use of the funds, which must be used for a Girl Scout camp or Girl Scout sponsored event.

The Scout must be registered with the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains and be part of a troop in the ConVal school district towns.
Deadline is May 28th extended to June 1st

Girl Scout Camperships

Girl Scout camperships available

The Peterborough Woman’s Club is entering its 13th year of awarding a Campership to young girls in the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountain Council in the Contoocook Valley School District in the towns of Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, Peterborough, Sharon and Temple. One or more Camperships will be awarded to scouts from Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior or Ambassador levels. The girls must be in grades 1 through 12 and planning to participate in any Girl Scout camp or opportunity: day camp, residential or Girl Scout destination.

The campership was established by Virginia Peterson, a long time member of the club who has been dedicated to girl scouting for more than 50 years. Her desire is to help girls have a more in-depth experience in scouting. Their development of courage, confidence, character and the desire to make the world a better place strongly correlates with the mission of the Peterborough Woman’s Club.

Application deadline TBA. To obtain an application contact a Girl Scout leader please contact us.

MAxT Makerspace Scholarship

The Peterborough Woman’s Club of New Hampshire raised funds offering a one-year scholarship to MAxT Makerspace in Peterborough.

Any woman between the ages of 16- 21 currently residing in the ConVal School District or ConVal alumna taking a gap year who want to obtain or further their skills within MAxT space may apply. MAxT space members include artists, musicians, craftspeople, programmers, inventors, and entrepreneurs.

Our first scholarship was awarded and we will make an announcement soon.