Women’s Club Foundation Presents Two Scholarships

The Women’s Club recently awarded Morgan Gower and Macayla Giles with the Women’s Club Foundation Scholarship, a fund of the Community Foundation. In 2011, the Women’s Club Foundation created a yearly scholarship to provide financial assistance to women in the Washington County community pursuing career advancement and/or post-secondary education as the result of a life-changing event.2015 Morgan Gower Sandra Crumbacker Macayla WilesMorgan Gower attends the University of Maryland University Campus, pursuing a business degree with a minor in human resources. She plans to graduate next May. Gower works full-time at Hospice of Washington County in the development department and part-time as a Zumba instructor at both Gold’s Gym and the Washington County Recreation Department. Per Gower, “I am working full- and part-time with the intent to better our community. I volunteer my time and I love working for a nonprofit. There is a great sense of good when you are doing something you love.”

Macayla Giles recently graduated from Hagerstown Community College with her associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She plans to attend Frostburg State University at USMH to obtain her bachelor’s degree in hopes of becoming a teacher in Washington County. Giles has participated in many activities over the years, including 4-H, Future Farmers of America and Future Educators Association, and has volunteered at several elementary schools in the area. Per Giles, “After participating in numerous competitions which gave me the opportunity to teach the general public about agriculture, I realized I wanted to be a teacher because it gave me great joy when I looked into the eyes of a child and saw a hunger for learning that I could provide.”