The Professional Women's Network Scholarship Foundation was established to financially assist non-traditional women students. While financial constraints can affect any college student, the problems women are confronted with can be unique when returning to school after an absence. The purpose of this foundation is to "...support and enhance the status and influence of women." In addition to the financial support, a scholarship from the Professional Women's Network provides the recipient with encouragement and emotional support from PWN members.
Scholarships may be used by the recipients in any manner. Past recipients have used the funds to purchase books, pay for childcare, provide transportation, pay tuition, among other things. Applications for the 2014-15 school year will be available by January 1, 2014 and will be due May 31, 2014.
Women returning to college or seeking a post-secondary degree should meet all of the following requirements:
- The individual must be female.
- The individual must be a resident of Iowa, a Professional Women's Network Member, or be referred by a Professional Women's Network Member.
- The individual must be a student who will be attending classes, either full or part-time, during the academic year. Special consideration will be given to non-traditional students, defined as individuals at least twenty-one (21) years of age upon application for the scholarship, who have or will return to school after an absence of at least three years.
- The individual must be working toward an associate or undergraduate degree or vocational certification.
- The individual must be attending one of the following educational institutions:
- Coe College
- Cornell College
- Kaplan University
- Hawkeye Community College
- Kirkwood Community College
- Mercy/St. Luke's School of Radiologic Tech.
- St. Luke's Medical Technology Program
- Mount Mercy College
- University of Iowa
- University of Northern Iowa
A Contribution Towards Success
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Professional Women's Network Scholarship Foundation and help our organization reach out to as many women as possible.
Contact us for further information regarding the Foundation or Professional Women's Network!