Alliance Of Women Executives Present 24 Scholarships

The Alliance of Women Executives (AWE) held its seventh annual scholarship awards ceremony Tuesday, May 7 at the Wellington National Golf Club. The event, emceed by WPTV news anchor Shannon Cake, saw 24 deserving high school graduates awarded scholarships.

Sponsors for the event included Plastridge Insurance, Universal Property & Casualty Insurance, Florida Power & Light, Flagler Credit Union and Quatrro Business Solution Services.

Each scholarship recipient received a new laptop, a Maxwell Career Assessment and a one-year membership to the Young Professional Group of the Boynton Beach Online Chamber. Additionally, Prom Beach invited scholarship recipients to select formal wear for future events.

A highlight of the evening was awarding the first multi-year scholarship to one fortunate student, adding an element of surprise and excitement.

The scholarship recipients come from diverse backgrounds, with seven planning to attend Palm Beach State College, 13 becoming Florida Atlantic University students, two attending Palm Beach Atlantic University and two entering Lynn University. Notably, 10 of the recipients will be the first in their family to attend college, highlighting the significance of the scholarships in supporting educational aspirations. The students expressed their intentions to pursue a range of degrees, including nursing, law, forensic investigations, STEM fields, medicine, psychology and the arts.

AWE, founded eight years ago by Vicki Tate, is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization. With the inclusion of the 2024 awards, AWE has now granted 127 scholarships to young women in Palm Beach County.

Tate expressed her gratitude to the members and donors for their passion and dedication, emphasizing the importance of AWE’s mission to Palm Beach County and the young women it serves.

AWE focuses on providing a platform for professional women to come together, share knowledge and experiences, while making a positive impact on future generations of young women in Palm Beach County through academic scholarships. For more information, e-mail or visit