The Laurel Women’s Civic Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to further their education and either attends Laurel High School or resides in the Laurel School District but attends another school. Students who attend Laurel High School, Delmar High School, Sussex Tech High School, Sussex Academy or Delmarva Christian High School can obtain guidelines and an application from their guidance counselors.

Eligible students should submit the application, along with a letter of interest explaining their educational and career goals. Include two educational or character reference letters and a transcript. 

Submit completed packets to Laurel Women’s Civic Club, P.O. Box 105, Laurel, DE 19956. Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2024.

Jewel Hickman Scholarship

The Jewel Hickman Trust is offering a scholarship of $500 to a graduating senior who will pursue a career in the medical field. The student must either attend Laurel High School or if attending another school, must live within the boundaries of the Laurel School District. 

Jewel Hickman graduated from the University of Miami in the late 1950s with degrees in medical technology and radiology. She worked at both Peninsula Regional and Nanticoke Memorial through 1975 at which time she left her beloved science field to work with her husband, Harley Robert Hickman. Together they owned and operated multiple businesses and developed Old Church Landing.  She would be pleased to know that as her legacy she is helping a high school senior pursue their education in the medical field. 

Interested students can obtain an application from their high school guidance counselor.  Must include an essay, recommendation and transcript.

The family of Mrs. Hickman has requested that the Laurel Women’s Civic Club select the recipient of this scholarship. Completed application packets can be returned to Laurel Women’s Civic Club, P.O. Box 105, Laurel, DE 19956. Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2024.