Established in 1991, the Bostwick Scholarship is awarded annually in memory of Anne Bostwick, a former staff member of New Directions Career Center. The scholarship honors Anne and the lasting impact she made on the Center and its clients.

The scholarship is awarded to a graduate of the Center who needs further education to reach her career goals. Recipients of the Anne Bostwick Memorial Scholarship have used the fund to help them pursue careers in a variety of fields including: physical therapy, social work, American Sign Language interpreting, civil engineering, and business.

To be eligible for the scholarship, women must meet the following requirements:

  • Successfully complete a Core Career Development Program at NDCC* 
  • Intend to further their career, education, or personal growth
  • Demonstrate a financial need for assistance
  • A specific plan that could be furthered with the Bostwick Scholarship funds

*Core Career Development Programs include: New Directions; Career SOS – Seasons of Success; E3 – Educate, Empower, Elevate; Creating Career Options; and Advanced Career Techniques.

2016 Anne Bostwick Memorial Scholarship Winner
Tamara Washington


Tamara came to the Center in 2014, and graduated from one of our core programs, New Directions. Tamara is a single mother of two boys, and is currently working as a substitute teacher. Tamara said, "the New Directions class has had and is still having a huge impact on my life. We looked at so many small parts that make up the whole and I came to the realization that it's understanding how all of these factors affect who we are, where we've been, and more importantly where we are going." Tamara's educational goal is to complete the 24 semester hours that the Ohio Department of Education will recquire in order for her to become a licensed educator. Tamara hopes to teach High School level Language Arts and hopes that her career as a teacher will allow her to make a positive impact on students on a daily basis. Tamara, we can't wait to stand beside you on your journey to success!

Donate to the Anne Bostwick Memorial Scholarship Fund

September 2011 marked the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Anne Bostwick Scholarship Fund. The fund was started by friends and family members as a way to honor the memory of Anne, a highly respected and beloved counselor at New Directions Career Center (NDCC), who died in a tragic automobile accident.

In recognition of the contributions Anne made to better the lives of women in transition, NDCC would like to offer you the opportunity to make a gift to the Bostwick Scholarship Fund. Although any amount would be welcome, we invite you to consider:

  • A $200 donation– $10 for each year since the Bostwick Scholarship Fund was established;
  • A $100 donation–$5 for each year since the Bostwick Scholarship Fund was established;
  • A $20 donation–$1 for each year since the Bostwick Scholarship Fund was established.

Donations can be made through our secure website. Simply fill out the form and type "Bostwick Scholarship Fund" in the comments section before clicking "submit."

Or, you may write a check to NDCC – Bostwick Scholarship Fund, and mail it to the Center, 199 E. Rich Street, Columbus, OH 43215.

We appreciate your consideration of this request. Not only will your gift keep Anne's memory alive, but it will empower other women to achieve their career goals – a cause that was dear to Anne's heart!

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