2020 Virago Scholarship

Fight like a girl!

The term Virago is Latin to describe a "brave woman of exemplary, heroic qualities."

In antiquity, this powerful moniker was associated with female mavericks and warriors (think Joan of Arc). Women who were not afraid to disrupt society for the better, daring to challenge what it meant to be female.

Part of being a virago means being bold in the face of adversity. In honor of brave women, a double scholarship has been generously donated to the Woodstock Fruit Festival for two female viragos!

The Health Warrior Virago Scholarship will be granted to a woman who is bravely facing health challenges. The Community Heroine Virago Scholarship will be awarded to a woman who has taken the bold step of serving her community.

Each scholarship is $997.95 toward attending the 2020 Woodstock Fruit Festival.

Virago Scholarship

If you are interested in applying, please send us a 500 to 1000 words essay either about your health seeking journey or your contribution to your community along with a link to a short video introducing yourself to

If you prefer not to or are unable to record a video, then please send us your current photo.

In the subject line of your email, please make clear which of the two Virago scholarships you are applying for.

The deadline for applications is February 15th.