Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Residency offers educational opportunities for disadvantaged Appalachian women

The New Opportunity School for Women (NOSW) at Bluefield College (Va.) is seeking 14 disadvantaged Appalachian women to participate in a three-week residential experience on campus "designed to help participants confront their circumstances, overcome their conditions and pave the way for a new and better life," Paul Hess reports for WVVA TV in southern West Virginia. The residency will take place from May 10 to 30.

NOSW was created in 1987 at Berea College in Eastern Kentucky, expanded to Lees-McCrae College in Banner Elk, N.C., in 2005 and Bluefield College three years ago, Hess writes. It was created "to improve the educational, financial and personal circumstances of low-income, under-educated, middle-aged women in the Appalachian region."

To apply online for the May session, visit www.bluefield.edu/nosw or for more information or to receive and submit an application by mail, contact Casey Palmer at 304-887-7738 or clpalmer@bluefield.edu.

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