The Violet Township Women's League raised more than $10,000 for college-bound high school seniors thanks to the Pickerington-based organization's major annual fundraiser, the Scholarship Style Show.
The sold-out event was held at the Jefferson Country Club April 8.
Not only were the latest in fashions highlighted, but also more than 350 attendees bid on more than 100 gift baskets and 100 gift cards were given away in a raffle.
All proceeds went to fund four $2,300 scholarship awards to students who live in the Pickerington Local School District, said Melissa Stiles, the Women's League Publicity Chairwoman Melissa Stiles.
The Women's League Scholarship Style Show has raised more than $70,000 during the past 17 years for area students, she said.
"That's the main reason we have the Style Show -- to raise money for these kids who live in either Pickerington or Violet Township," Stiles said.
She said 34 applicants competed for the four awards. Grades and community service involvement are the primary factors in determining the winners.
"It's amazing the things these kids do," Stiles said. "They are really making a difference in the community."
Members of the Women's League canvassed businesses in the Pickerington community to help donate to the scholarship fund.
"The community is really generous to us," Stiles said. "We have people that go out and bring back all sorts of wonderful things like different services and gift cards."
The four area students chosen for the 18th Annual 2017 VTWL Scholarship Awards are:
* Maggie Farrell, Hartley High School -- Farrell is a volunteer at Nationwide Children's Hospital working with the developmentally disabled. She will study nursing at Xavier University.
* Jesse Krieger, Hartley -- An Eagle Scout at 15, Krieger designed and built benches in Sycamore Park. He will attend either Ohio State University or the University of Notre Dame and study engineering.
* Marisa Planck, Pickerington High School North -- Planck is a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House and at several area food pantries. She will attend the University of Cincinnati to major in psychology.
* Manasa Vanguri, Pickerington North -- Vanguri is a volunteer at COSI and Nationwide Children's Hospital. She plans to study neuroscience at OSU.
Stiles said there are 102 current members of the Violet Township League, which is why the scholarship event is so successful.
"It's just really good to get involved, make new friends and do things for other people," she said.