(FLINT, Mich., Jan. 4, 2017) – Female entrepreneurs looking to further their education can apply for a college scholarship that honors the late Katharine Roat Stevens, a well-known Genesee County business owner and advocate for women in business.

The scholarship, administered by the Genesee Chamber Foundation, will be awarded in the amount of up to $1,000 to at least one graduating female high school senior in Genesee County.

“This is an excellent opportunity for young women interested in starting and managing their own business one day,” said Rhetta Hunyady, Vice President of Education & Training at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, which oversees the Genesee Chamber Foundation. “We hope that this scholarship will serve as a stepping stone in achieving their entrepreneurial aspirations.”

To qualify for the Katharine Roat Stevens scholarship, candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5; an interest in becoming an entrepreneur; 40 hours of volunteer service with Genesee County nonprofits throughout high school and served in leadership roles in school or out of school settings throughout high school. They also must show financial need, established using Federal guidelines of free/reduced lunch eligibility status.

Scholarship applications are available through area high schools or online at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (www.cfgf.org). For instructions on how to navigate the application website, click here.

Applications for this year’s scholarship are due by March 31, 2017. For more information, call 810-600-1404.