Each year Women’s Network awards two scholarships to the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Columbia program in the name of Ron Marley.

Ron was a Shelter Insurance agent who was active in the community of Columbia and the Chamber. He understood the power of networking, and once he discovered what Women’s Network had to offer, he had the courage to become the first male member. Ron, along with his wife Sharon and three of his four children, was tragically taken in a car accident in 1997. In his honor, Women’s Network established a scholarship to send one Women’s Network member through the Leadership Columbia program.

Leadership Columbia is one of the best ways for Chamber members to learn the ins and outs of local leadership and the unique challenges of our community. The program is limited to 30 participants who must demonstrate their desire through a vigorous application process.

Applications Due Friday, October 21 at 5 p.m.