The Junior Service League of LaGrange, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The Junior Service League was founded in 1973 by a group of 12 women dedicated to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Troup County. Today the League has more than 100 active members who strive to continue their legacy.
The Junior Service League fulfills its mission.in two ways - by sending volunteers into the community to fill needs in non-profit organizations and by raising funds to provide financial assistance to organizations that work to meet community needs.
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The Tolly McCall Burch Scholarship has been set up to recognize high school seniors who exhibit the characteristics promoted by the mission of the JSL. This mission, to promote volunteerism and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, was exemplified by the JSL service of Tolly McCall Burch. Students who are at least in the top 25 percent of their class and who exemplify volunteerism and community leadership are encouraged to apply. The deadline to submit applications is March 1st of every year. Interested students can click here to print out a copy of the application form.
The Mollie Lukken Memorial Scholarship was established in 1984 to honor the memory of Mollie Healy Lukken, one of the founders of the Junior Service League of LaGrange in 1973. Because of her determination to provide specialized education for students with learning disabilities at that time when there were no programs of this nature, the Junior Service League established the memorial scholarship to provide funds for qualified teachers in Troup County who are pursuing graduate studies in the field of Special Education - Interrelated Education. Over the last 22 years, more than $20,000 has been awarded to 41 recipients. Interested students can click here to print out a copy of the application form.
Each year provides more than 5O volunteers for community placements with organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, LaGrange Memorial Library, Troup County Senior Center, United Way, West Georgia Hospice/Hospice LaGrange, Habitat for Humanity, the Pregnancy Care Center, and the Certified Literate Community Program. These members giving more than 3000 hours of service to these organizations.
Each year distributes monies for mini-grant funding for area non-profit organizations that addressed specific community needs. The Junior Service League also gave a annually supports following community programs: Art Discovery, Super Saturday, Theatre Discovery, Vision and Hearing Screenings, the Mollie Lukken Memorial Scholarship, the Tolly McCall Burch Memorial Scholarship, the Child Abuse Puppet Show, and the LSO Children's Concerts.
The Junior Service League of LaGrange accepts Mini-Grant applications each spring and fall. We will also be accepting Project Proposal applications during the current League year. The schedule is as follows:
Public and private non-profit entities with 501 (c) 3 status, including parent groups, community action agencies, city/county/state government agencies, and other community -based agencies are eligible to apply. Mini-grant funds are not approved for annual fund or capital campaign drives, operating support (except for start-up costs), or projects promoting religion or individuals. Funding is awarded based on monies available for each cycle and specific guidelines pertaining to the grant process. For more information or to request or submit an application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org