Parker Women's Club Awards 2 Scholarships to Local Students


Parker, Texas, May 19, 2016 - The Parker Women's Club is proud to grant a $2,500 scholarship to each of two graduating Parker seniors this year. The 2016 recipients are Alyssa Black and Kirsten Melancon. Both young women have excellent scholastic records and participated in numerous extracurricular activities.

Alyssa will graduate from Plano East Senior High School and plans to attend Brigham Young University focusing on child development and acting. In addition to her advanced placement classes, she is a member of National Honor Society and has participated in over 30 shows as part of a Theatre Major Studies Program. She is an active member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and actively serves the community through Habitat for Humanity and her local church.

Kirsten will graduate from Plano East Senior High School and plans to major in Electrical Engineering. In addition to her International Baccalaureate classes, she is a member of the National Honor Society, a Duke University TIP Scholarship recipient, and has also participated in summer programs at Purdue, Cornell, SMU, and Prairie View A&M Universities.

The Parker Women's Club (PWC) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. It was organized in August 1973, and is made up of a diverse group of women sharing the mutual goal of promoting a sense of ownership for the Parker community that is based on charity, service and friendship. PWC awarded its first $200 scholarship in 1984 reflecting the membership's commitment to future Parker generations. Since 2003, PWC has awarded 25 merit scholarships totaling $37,900 to exceptional Parker seniors. In addition to scholarships, fundraising efforts have enabled the PWC to support the Parker Volunteer Fire Department with annual donations, to finance and coordinate the periodic publication of the City of Parker Directory, and to construct a gazebo and install permanent picnic tables in the Parker Preserve for the use and enjoyment of all Parker residents.