Awarding scholarships since 1942, The GFWC Miami Springs Woman's Club Scholarship Fund provides financial support for students to help them improve their college experience. We're not just helping fund their education; we are helping these students transform their lives.
These scholarships are a community effort because the number of scholarships & amount given depends on the generosity of our donors (all donations are tax-deductible) and the amount of money raised by our club through fundraising events.
The scholarship fund consists of the Lena Pearl Wheeler Nursing Scholarship, the English | Fine Arts High School Scholarship, and the Jennifer Ator Scholarship, funded by the Ator Family.
Our nursing scholarship is named in honor of Lena Pearl Wheeler, a founding MSWC member and widow of Glenn Curtiss, our city's founder. Lena was known for her immense generosity and involvement in the community. To support the Miami Springs Woman's Club, she donated the land to build the Clubhouse in memory of her mother, Mrs. Jennie Potter Neff, and her late husband's mother, Mrs. Lua Andrews Curtiss Adams. Every year an eligible college-enrolled nursing student is awarded this scholarship.
Jennifer Ator was a beloved member of the Miami Springs Woman's Club; among her many accomplishments, she was a councilwoman, an attorney, and a graduate of the inaugural class of the University of Miami's Good Government Initiative; she derived great satisfaction from the results of thoughtful, loving, and dedicated service to her community and numerous community and service organizations. In her memory, this scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Miami Springs High School student pursuing a career in Education, Law, Political Science, or Journalism.
Since its inception, The GFWC Miami Springs Woman's Club has empowered the creative community. Today we continue to host art classes every Tuesday. We support Arts4All Florida, an organization that promotes and champions arts education and cultural experiences for and by people with disabilities.
The English|Fine Arts Scholarship is awarded each year to graduating local high school students pursuing a career in Arts – Art, Theatre or Music and/or English, Creative Writing, or Journalism as a career path.