One Dozen Who Care, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower, educate and encourage economic development for women, youth and elders in the far Western region of North Carolina, in order to bridge cultures and create community bonds.

Currently they are accepting applications for the third annual ODWC Prescott Scholarship. The ODWC Prescott Scholar is awarded $1,500 to aid in the attainment of a post-secondary credential.

The ODWC Prescott Scholarship is not limited to graduating high school seniors. Women pursuing associate’s degrees through terminal degrees are eligible to apply. Preference is given to women from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

Applicants must:

Reside in Jackson, Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Macon, Swain or Haywood counties.

Have a GPA of 2.5 or better.

Be able to show proof of acceptance or proof of enrollment in a post-secondary (higher education) institution.

Applications are being accepted through Feb. 28. The application is at

Previous applicants awarded or not, and current ODWC Prescott Scholars, are also eligible to reapply. Direct any questions to the scholarship chairwoman at