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GFWC Illinois

FVJWC is a Subsidiary of General Federation of Women’s Club of Illinois (GFWC-IL).  This organization is one of the largest service organizations, and FVJWC is proud to be one of over 250 clubs in Illinois.

GFWC Illinois has over 200 clubs and over 6,000 members who work hard to improve their communities. GFWC Illinois clubs have 3 levels of membership: General, Junior, and Juniorette. The Juniorettes include girls age 13-18. Junior and General clubs are made up of adult women with Junior clubs typically meeting at night as a convenience for working woman, and General clubs typically meet during the day.


GFWC Illinois Scholarships

GFWC Illinois offers a variety of scholarships to high school and college students.

The 2022 applications are available now. Click here for the complete packet of scholarship applications.

This year the scholarship categories are: Arts, Civic Engagement, Drama, Music and Vocational Studies.

Scholarship applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 18, 2022.

Winners will be notified by mail in late May 2022. A list of winners will also be posted on this GFWC website.

If you are interested in filling out an application, it must be signed by a GFWC Illinois Club President.  

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The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

GFWC is one of the world’s largest and oldest women’s volunteer service organizations.  Working locally through thousands of clubs in the U.S. and globally in more than 20 countries, GFWC members support the arts, preserve natural resources, promote education, encourage healthy lifestyles, stress civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.

Clubs shape their local agendas to suit particular community needs.  Each local chapter benefits from membership, service, material, and program support from state and national Federation levels.  GFWC headquarters is located in Washington, D.C., and is a National Historic Landmark. It houses the Women’s History and Resource Center, a collection of books, periodicals, and records devoted to women’s history and women in


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