Application period open for $1,000 Inspired Woman scholarship

For Release: March 1, 2015
Contact: Krystal Hart | 850.570.4309

The Community of Inspired Women, Inc. will award its first annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 this spring. Any woman, 19 years of age or older, who lives or works in Liberty or Long counties may apply and use the funds for postsecondary education at  the technical or university level. This includes licensures and certifications.

“Our mission and commitment is to help women get from where they are to where they want to be,” said Daisy Jones, CIW Steering Committee Member. Whether it is self esteem, information, connecting with support, financial independence, health or education—we want to help bridge a gap. During a focus group session a few years ago, one of the things women in our community said they needed was money to further their education. We see the scholarship as a key for someone to unlock possibilities.”

The application submission period is March 1 – April 30. The completed application requires a letter of reference from a non-relative; typed, double-spaced 500 word essay about applicant’s goals and aspirations; and high school or college transcripts.

Finalists will be notified with a date for a personal interview with the selection committee and must submit an acceptance letter from an accredited institution, proof of enrollment from an accredited institution and commitment to a one-year mentoring opportunity with the Community of Inspired Women, Inc. if selected.

The winner will be announced June 2 at the organization’s monthly MERGE meeting.

The Community of Inspired Women, Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in Liberty County, GA. The mission of CIW is to get women from where they are to where they want to be through inspiration, mentoring, and regular programming.

For more information, email communityofinspiredwomen@gmail.com.

Application: Inspired Woman Scholarship_2015