Scholarships are available to women who are seeking a college degree and who graduated from high school at least 10 years ago. Talbots will award five $10,000 scholarships and 50 $1,000 scholarships for undergraduate study.

The awards are based primarily on financial need and previous achievements.

For more information, visit the Talbots Web page. Enter "scholarships" in the search box. You will be able to download an application. Applications also are available at Talbots stores in the United States.

Deadline is Jan. 15, 2004, or until 1,000 applications have been received, whichever is earlier.