Five adult women and 16 high school girls had reason to celebrate their academic achievements recently. The Women’s Chamber Foundation awarded a record 21 scholarships at its 14th annual Scholarship Luncheon and Silent Auction on June 1 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. WPEC news anchor Liz Quirantes was the mistress of ceremonies.
With sponsorships by Bus One LLC; First Bank of the Palm Beaches; the Gehring Group; the Gill Law Firm; Keiser University; Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath; the Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation; RBC Wealth Management; and Toshiba Business Solutions, 20 $1,000 scholarships and one laptop computer scholarship were awarded to deserving women and girls who aspire to achieve economic success through higher education.
Students will be attending both local colleges, including Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Florida Atlantic University, and out-of-state colleges, including Georgia Tech, Harvard, and Wellesley.
This year, the foundation launched its Big Red Apple Scholarship Campaign. “Our success in achieving our goal is because of women who believe that education is the key to accessing opportunities,” Foundation Chair Denise Albritton said.
To learn more about the Women’s Chamber Foundation, or to donate to the scholarship program, call (561) 659-0285 or visit www.womenschamber.biz.
ABOVE: This year’s scholarship recipients at the Women’s Chamber Foundation luncheon.