Membership

Thank you for your interest in joining the Junior League of Columbia (JLC)! The mission of the JLC is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


JOIN

The JLC trains a class of first-year members each year starting in August to prepare them for effective community and League involvement. New members complete a comprehensive training series that allows them the opportunity to develop new friendships, serve the local community, and learn about the JLC’s structure and history.

Prospective members must meet the following criteria to be eligible for membership with the JLC:

  • Be at least 23 years old by April 15, 2020.
  • Reside in the Midlands area (Richland, Lexington, Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Orangeburg, Saluda, and Sumter counties)
  • Be enthusiastic and excited about making a difference!
  • Show an interest in developing her potential for community service
  • Have one sponsor to propose her (sponsor must be JLC Active or sustaining member). Your sponsor must submit the JLC Sponsor Form on your behalf.

The application for the 2020-2021 New Member Class of the Junior League of Columbia will open October 15, 2019.  The New Member application for the Junior League of Columbia will close January 15, 2020.
The application can be found here. 

For more information about joining the JLC, please complete this membership inquiry form and a JLC member will contact you.   Please review the New Member Requirements prior to submitting your application for membership.


SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are available only to new applicants or New Members who wish to join the Junior League of Columbia.  Scholarships do not apply to former members requesting to rejoin JLC or to AJLI members transferring to JLC.  Scholarships will only cover costs associated with the New Member course fee of $100 or the active yearly membership dues of $125.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please complete the JLC New Member Scholarship Application here and please also complete a regular Admissions Application. You will be notified once the scholarship application has been reviewed and a decision has been made. Every applicant will be notified regardless of the award status.

 


REINSTATE

To make a request for reinstatement into the Junior League of Columbia (JLC), please fill out this form. Once your reinstatement has been approved, the JLC will contact you.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@jlcolumbia.org.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the JLC!


TRANSFER

The Junior League of Columbia (JLC) welcomes Association of Junior League International (AJLI) members transferring from Leagues around the world.

In order to begin the transfer process, please contact your current League and ask them to transfer your membership to the JLC. Transfer requests are processed through the AJLI online system. Once your transfer is complete, the JLC will contact you.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@jlcolumbia.org.

We look forward to welcoming you to the JLC!


NEW MEMBER REQUIREMENTS

Please note that New Members will have a financial membership responsibility of $225 ($125 New Member Dues for 2020-2021 and $100 New Member Course Fee for 2020-2021) due by March 15th, 2020. After the first year, the membership dues will be $125 every year due March 15.
Review the sample checklist for what is expected and required during your New Member year.  This checklist may change for the 2019-2020 League year, but it will give you an overview of what is required.  (Please note, membership dues are now due on March 15, 2020.)