Altrusa International of Oak Ridge is a civic organization of professional women involved in community service and literacy. Altrusans seek to encourage and support women in our community who are striving to complete their education, search for jobs, and become financially independent. As part of this interest, Altrusa is offering scholarships of up to $1,000 each to deserving women who have returned to college or other schools after interrupting their education or who are beginning their post-high school education and who demonstrate a genuine financial need.


The Sarah Ketron Scholarship is intended for women who have interrupted their studies for work or family obligations and are returning to school to complete their education or for women who are beginning their education after an interruption between high school and college. It is named in honor of the late Sarah Ketron, Altrusa president in 1973-74. She was for many years a school counselor in Oak Ridge as well as a community leader and volunteer.


The Altrusa Scholarship is available for women who are continuing their education, post-high school, at an institution of higher learning (four-year, two-year, technical or vocational).


Below you will find this year's Altrusa Scholarship Package, including criteria for applying and application forms. Applications and additional materials must be received or postmarked by close of business, Friday, March 31, 2017. 


If you believe you meet the listed criteria, we encourage you to apply. Please email your application to or return your application to


Altrusa International of Oak Ridge

Attn: Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 5763

Oak Ridge, TN 37831-5763


All supporting documents must accompany the application or be provided prior to the deadline.

We appreciate your interest and wish you great success in your academic and professional career. Feel free to contact us by email if you have questions regarding the application process to: .