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Women’s Democratic Club of Franklin County Scholarship Application Deadline Nears

The application deadline for the Esther Wagner Scholarship offered through the Women’s Democratic Club of Franklin County is March 1st. Esther Wagner, a longtime member of the WDCFC, has been a champion of a wide range of issues geared toward improving every aspect of people’s lives. Her efforts have focused on ensuring that women’s perspectives and aspirations are recognized in all areas of government and public service. Her lifetime of service to the community and dedication to the Democratic party is unparalleled.

The annual scholarship grant of $500 will be awarded to a Franklin County public school senior planning to attend college to pursue a degree in Government, Political Science, or History. If over 18, applicant must be a registered Democrat. If ineligible to vote, at least one parent or legal guardian must be registered as a Democrat. Along with the completed application, applicant will submit an official school transcript confirming GPA and class rank. The WDCFC was founded in 1931 to ensure the election / appointment of Democratic women to positions of authority in all branches of government, and to promote the advancement of women in both public and private sectors. Applications for the Esther Wagner Scholarship are available in high school guidance offices throughout the county or by request to Donations to the scholarship fund can be made online via ActBlue at or by check made payable to WDCFC, P.O. Box 113, Fayetteville, PA 17222.

Find out more about the WDCFC on social media @FCWomenDems.


Samuel R Welsh 1945-2024

Samuel was an avid sportsman all his life and enjoyed both playing sports and watching them on the television. He enjoyed playing golf.

Betty Marie Miller 1937-2024

Betty worked for 36 years in the Alumni office of The Mercersburg Academy. She enjoyed travel, knitting, and spending time with family and friends.

M Marie Trostle 1919-2024

She enjoyed sewing, baking, cooking, babysitting and crocheting. She especially enjoyed quilting, where she made over 40 quilts and gave them to her family.

John Harvey Hoffman 1941-2024

John enjoyed target shooting, fishing and was known for telling great stories. He was also very proud of his family and enjoyed spending as much time with them as possible.

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