New Directions Career Center invites graduates of the Center to apply for our Anne Bostwick Memorial Scholarship! This educational award is for graduates of our signature program, New Directions, who need further their education in order to complete their career goals.

New Directions Career Center (NDCC) established the Anne Bostwick Memorial Scholarship in 1991 to honor the life and work of Anne Bostwick.  Anne was employed by NDCC as a career consultant from the late 1980’s to 1991, a role in which she positively affected the life plans of all the women who benefited from her professional counsel and effective support.  In response to Anne’s untimely and accidental death, which occurred shortly after Anne received a Master’s Degree, her family, colleagues, friends and the New Directions Career Center agreed to honor Anne’s compassion, intelligence, sincerity, patience, and career success through this educational scholarship. 


The Anne Bostwick Memorial Scholarship awards a one-time grant to a woman who has:

  • Successfully completed the Center’s signature program for women, New Directions.
  • Specific and achievable plans for career-related education, training or professional development.
  • Can show that the purpose and amount of the announced grant would make it possible to implement her education, training or professional development plans within the 12-month period following the grant award date.

Members of the Center’s Board of Trustees and individuals related to them, members of any committee of the Center and individuals related to them, employees of the Center and individuals related to them, and graduates that have received an Anne Bostwick Memorial Scholarship Award previously are not eligible for this scholarship.


Applicants for this award must complete the Bostwick Scholarship Application form and include all requested documentation and essays along with two recommendations and a NDCC staff verification form. Selections are made in August and the award is disbursed in September.

Recipients of the award must be available to attend the Center’s annual Volunteer Reception and Bostwick Award Ceremony in September 2018. During the reception, the recipient will give a brief speech about their experience at the Center, and how the award will help further their educational and career goals. A representative of NDCC will be available to help the recipient prepare her remarks in advance of the event.

For more details about the application requirements, see the Application Packet. Applications must be submitted in complete and final format. Additional materials will not be accepted at a later date. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please stay tuned for the announcement of the 2018 Anne Bostwick Memorial Scholarship.

2016 Anne Bostwick Memorial Scholarship Winner
Tamara Washington


Tamara came to the Center in 2014, and graduated from one of our core programs, New Directions. Tamara is a single mother of two boys, and is currently working as a substitute teacher. Tamara said, “the New Directions class has had and is still having a huge impact on my life. We looked at so many small parts that make up the whole and I came to the realization that it’s understanding how all of these factors affect who we are, where we’ve been, and more importantly where we are going.” Tamara’s educational goal is to complete the 24 semester hours that the Ohio Department of Education will recquire in order for her to become a licensed educator. Tamara hopes to teach High School level Language Arts and hopes that her career as a teacher will allow her to make a positive impact on students on a daily basis. Tamara, we can’t wait to stand beside you on your journey to success!

Donate to the Anne Bostwick Memorial Scholarship Fund

September 2011 marked the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Anne Bostwick Scholarship Fund. The fund was started by friends and family members as a way to honor the memory of Anne, a highly respected and beloved counselor at New Directions Career Center (NDCC), who died in a tragic automobile accident.

In recognition of the contributions Anne made to better the lives of women in transition, NDCC would like to offer you the opportunity to make a gift to the Bostwick Scholarship Fund. Although any amount would be welcome, we invite you to consider:

  • A $200 donation– $10 for each year since the Bostwick Scholarship Fund was established;
  • A $100 donation–$5 for each year since the Bostwick Scholarship Fund was established;
  • A $20 donation–$1 for each year since the Bostwick Scholarship Fund was established.

Donations can be made through our secure website. Simply fill out the form and type “Bostwick Scholarship Fund” in the comments section before clicking “submit.”

Or, you may write a check to NDCC – Bostwick Scholarship Fund, and mail it to the Center, 199 E. Rich Street, Columbus, OH 43215.

We appreciate your consideration of this request. Not only will your gift keep Anne’s memory alive, but it will empower other women to achieve their career goals – a cause that was dear to Anne’s heart!

View Our Gallery of Previous Anne Bostwick Memorial Scholarship Winners