The Alliance of Women Executives (AWE) awarded $1,500 scholarships to 12 students on April 23.
The scholarships were awarded to Karlie Stevens, Gena Jean Francois, Karen Dorsainvil, Regime Brinley, Ritzamaelyn Augustin, Delincia Bertrand, Guesnaisha Altena, Anna Hernandez, Katherine Houghton, Angelina Van, Natasha Worrell and Kathrell Hicks.
“Last year, AWE awarded four scholarships,” President Vicki Tate said. “This year, we are thrilled to award 12.”
The recipients were selected from 52 applications representing 21 schools.
AWE was founded in 2016 in Palm Beach County. It is a member-based nonprofit organization with a mission to raise funds for scholarships to be awarded to young women who are graduating from a Palm Beach County high school and continuing their education at Florida Atlantic University or Palm Beach State College.
These young women continue their higher education in their home community for various reasons, including financial constraints, family/child responsibilities or a desire to remain in their hometown.
With increasing college tuition costs, decreasing financial aid dollars and soaring debt loans, today’s students are faced with more challenges than ever before. Many depend on local citizens, businesses, member associations, organizations and foundations to support scholarships that meet the critical needs of Palm Beach County students.
For information regarding AWE membership, donor opportunities or scholarship information, visit www.aweinc.org.