(SANILAC COUNTY) -- There is a scholarship opportunity for women in Sanilac County who are returning to school to pursue a recognized degree program at a college, trade, or technical school. The William V. Flannigan and Jane W. Walls scholarship has been expanded to include support for women returning to school. Jane Walls, a former first grade teacher at Cros-Lex schools and her husband, William "Dixie" Flannigan, a carpenter, felt a strong commitment to higher education when they originally established the scholarship fund in 2000. They hoped the scholarship would ease the financial burden of worthy Croswell-Lexington students and provide opportunities that they themselves were not afforded. Scholarships continue to be available for eligible Croswell-Lexington students. Those interested should contact the Sanilac County Community Foundation at 810-648-3634.