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Your Support is Critical Your Voice is Welcome Appointed by the Board of Garrett County Commissioners, GCCW Commissioners are tasked with promoting a positive image of women, advise county government, advance solutions, and serve as...

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The mission of the Garrett County Commission for Women shall be to promote a positive image of women, advise county government, advance solutions and serve as a countywide resource to promote social, political and economic...

Scholarships

Scholarships Available for 2021: Applications deadline extended to May 14, 2021! Click below to find application information about women's scholarship opportunities: Maureen R. Sharps Scholarship This $5,000 scholarship is for a woman pursuing education or...

News & Updates

Check out what's happening with the Garrett County Commission for Women below. You can also view our meeting/event schedule and minutes of past meetings at our meetings page.

Welcome!

Your Support is Critical
Your Voice is Welcome

Appointed by the Board of Garrett County Commissioners, GCCW Commissioners are tasked with promoting a positive image of women, advise county government, advance solutions, and serve as a countywide resource to promote social, political, and economic equality for women.

Check out our “About” page to learn more, find meeting minutes, and see our upcoming meetings & events.

News & Updates

Check out what’s happening with the Garrett County Commission for Women below.

You can also view our meeting/event schedule and minutes of past meetings at our meetings page.

GCCW Scholarship!

Garrett County Commission for Women is to award up to five $500 scholarships! Qualifications: You must  Be a woman at least 2 years past a high school degree or a high school equivalency (GED); Be at least 20 years of age; Be accepted to an accredited vocational, technical, or academic program at an accredited institution, which will lead to a certificate of completion or degree, and;  Have lived, worked or attended school in Garrett County for at least the past 5 years. To apply, you must:  Complete an application; Click here to gain access! Provide a transcript if already attending; …

MAUREEN R. SHARPS Scholarship Applications Being Accepted for 2022-2023

The Garrett County Commission for Women (GCCW) is accepting applications for the Maureen R. Sharps Scholarship for academic year 2022-2023.  The group is granting one $5000 scholarship, awarded as $2,500 each semester, for an individual seeking a degree in Education or a related area.  Mr. Robert P. Sharps endowed the scholarship in honor of his late wife, to help a woman resident of Garrett County complete her educational requirements, leading to a degree or certificate beyond the high school level.  The scholarship may be used to attend an academic program at a community college, a four-year institution, or a graduate …

2022 Hall of Fame Tickets on Sale

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE for the 2022 Hall of Fame Brunch on April 30, 2022 at 9:00 AM. Join us in celebrating the achievements of our 2022 inductees, our 2022 scholarship winners, and our 2022 Woman of Tomorrow. Click here to purchase tickets!

GCCW SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR 2022 WOMAN OF TOMORROW AWARD

GOAL: To honor an extraordinary young woman in grades 9 through 12 who has demonstrated a commitment to leadership, community service and academic excellence.HOW: The honoree will be recognized at the GCCW Annual Hall of Fame Brunch event, dates and location to be determined. She will receive a plaque and the opportunity to name a charity/non-profit of her choice to receive a monetary award.CRITERIA:The honoree must be a native of, or have lived a significant portion of their lives in, Maryland and currently reside in Garrett County.The honoree will be selected based on:• Academic performance• Activities/accomplishments/leadership in school and in …

GCCW Seeking Nominations for 2022 Women’s Hall of Fame

The Garrett County Commission for Women is seeking your recommendation of an outstanding Garrett County woman for induction into the Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame. Nominees should be women who have made outstanding contributions to Garrett County and are role models for tomorrow’s female leaders.The Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame was established in 1995 through the efforts of the Garrett County Commission for Women. Its purpose is to honor local women who have made substantial or outstanding contributions to the economic, political, and cultural life of Garrett County.Up to three women are inducted each year. Both historical and …

2022 HOF and WOT Press Release

PRESS RELEASE TO:     Local media FROM:      Lisa Thayer Welch, Chairperson RE:           Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame & Woman of Tomorrow  DATE:      February 6, 2022, for immediate release GCCW Seeking Nominations for Women’s Hall of Fame and Woman of Tomorrow Do you know a woman who has made outstanding contributions to Garrett County and is a role model for tomorrow’s female leaders.  The Garrett County Commission for Women is seeking your nomination of an outstanding Garrett County woman for induction into the Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame.   The …

MLAW 2021 Legislative Proposals

The following legislative proposals that are to be presented at the MLAW Fall Conference on Saturday, November 13, 2021. 1. Time to Care Act: This legislation would ensure Marylanders no longer have to choose between the job they need and the family they love by establishing a family and medical leave insurance fund to provide partial wage replacement for employees who take leave to care for a new child, a family member with a serious health condition, their own serious medical condition, or a family member’s military deployment. 2. Motor Vehicle Insurance – Discrimination in Underwriting and Rating – Use …

Linda Edwards to be Inducted into the 2021 Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame

Linda Edwards is to be honored as an inductee into the 2021 Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame for her business contributions and volunteerism in Garrett County.A lifelong resident of Garrett County, Linda Edwards began her professional career as a business woman and entrepreneur as an Insurance Agent with Hershberger Insurance in Grantsville after stints of working for the Federal Government in the Washington, DC area, and as a department secretary at Fairmont State College. Additionally, she had become a real estate agent. In 1989, opened the Grantsville Exxon with her husband and actively ran it for 20 years, where …

Judy Carbone to be Inducted into the 2021 Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame

Judy Carbone is to be honored as an inductee into the 2021 Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame as a career mentor for women in Garrett County and a strong community advocate and volunteer. Carbone moved to Garrett County 20 years ago and was self-employed as a career and life coach, a service she provides to this day, not in a professional capacity but through her compassionate personality toward all she encounters. She dedicated 11 years to Garrett College, mostly known as the Director of Advising and Career Services. Carbone resurrected the Garrett County Job Fair and served as coordinator. …

Susan Newton to be Inducted into the 2021 Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame

Susan Newton is to be honored as an inductee into the 2021 Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame as an outstanding role model for young women in Garrett County. In her youth, Newton inherited a love and compassion for animals. Further, she was a member of the local Future Farmers of America and 4-H organizations, along with a participant and volunteer for the Garrett County Agricultural Fair. Newton was named Farm Queen in 1978. Susan Newton attended Garrett College, excelling on the volleyball team, and subsequently, she attended Alderson Broaddus University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Newton …