The Key West Chapter of the National Organization for Women will award the second annual Connie Gilbert Memorial Scholarships on July 24, 2019.

The one $2,000 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships will go to a Monroe County applicant who identifies as a woman, and who wishes to continue her higher education career or apply for a professional license. Applicants must be women returning to college from the workforce, seeking professional certification or licensing, or entering at least their second year of college.

Deadline for application, which may be found at, is June 24, 2019.  One can also request a scholarship application by emailing

Connie Gilbert

The funds were raised by NOW at a February celebration of Connie Gilbert’s life, featuring raffles, drawings, silent auctions and a live orchid auction.  Gilbert founded the local NOW chapter and is remembered by the Keys community for her commitment to the fight for social justice, patronage of the arts, and performance in local theatrical productions.  She was also an accomplished writer, publishing many works of fiction, poetry, and journalism.

For further information, email